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Mead beats CV in battle of volleyball leaders

Payton Douglass led the Panthers with 16 digs and three aces, Zuri Meehan had 17 assists and Mead battled back to sink the visiting Central Valley Bears 24-26, 25-19, 25-21, 25-18 in a battle of first-place Greater Spokane League volleyball teams.

Brianna Evans recorded nine kills and Emily Herbster added eight for Mead (5-1 GSL), which is tied atop the league with University.

Shadle Park (4-1) was idle Thursday and plays today.

Meghan Rockwood had 26 assists to lead CV (4-2).

University 3, Mt. Spokane 1: After splitting the first two games, University’s tempo offense gained momentum and the Titans defeated visiting Mt. Spokane 25-18, 22-25, 25-12, 25-15.

The Titans (5-1) came alive defensively in the final games. Brooklynn Tacke led them with four blocks.

Sydney Schlect finished with 15 kills and 14 digs for U-Hi.

Karly Cantu had 20 digs for the Wildcats (2-4) and Paiton Larson contributed 33 assists.

Lewis and Clark 3, Ferris 1: Payton Kiehn had seven kills and six blocks, Grace Woodard added 36 assists and the Tigers (2-4) defeated the host Saxons 25-22, 25-19, 12-25, 25-20.

Summer Reid sent home 17 kills and Shaelyn Pearson had 39 assists for the Saxons (2-4) in the loss.

Girls soccer Great Northern League

West Valley 4, Cheney 0: Ashley Meyer scored a goal and added an assist for as the host Eagles (9-2 GNL) remained on top of the league with a win over the Blackhawks (3-7).

West Valley is first with 25 points over East Valley (24), but the Knights (8-2) have a game in hand.

East Valley 5, Colville 0: Maddie Bastin scored the breakthrough goal for the Knights in the 28th minute, but suffered a bad ankle injury just before halftime and had to be taken to the hospital.

Her teammates recovered and pulled away from the visiting Indians (3-6) in the second half.

Pullman 6, Deer Park 1: Maddy Cillay recorded a hat trick and an assist, and Ann Mari Petrino had two goals and an assist as the Greyhounds (5-5) defeated the visiting Stags (1-9).

Pullman snapped a four-game winless streak with the victory.