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.