Chiefs lose to Everett in preseason game
Manraj Hayer’s shootout goal gave the Everett Silvertips a 3-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs in Western Hockey League preseason action Saturday in Everett.
Keanu Yamamoto scored in the shootout for the Chiefs.
Adam Helewka gave Spokane a 1-0 lead with a goal midway through the first period. Following Carson Stadnyk’s power-play goal in the second period, the Chiefs’ Dominic Zwerger scored early in the third to give Spokane a 2-1 advantage.
Hayer scored with less than 4 minutes left in regulation and then won it in the shootout.
Washington State survived an early-season test and beat Alabama and Seton Hall at the season-opening West Point Invite in West Point, N.Y.
After a sweep of Alabama (2-1), the Cougars (2-0) recovered after dropping two of the first three sets and beat Seton Hall (1-2). Set scores were 25-21, 25-27, 16-25, 25-16 and 15-6.
Kyra Holt had 17 kills and nine digs and Marcelina Glab added 10 kills and nine blocks to lead WSU.
• After thrilling wins in the third and fourth sets, Gonzaga’s upset bid fell short in a five-set loss to No. 5 Washington (3-0) at the Northwest Challenge in Portland.
Set scores were 25-18, 25-21, 26-28, 32-30 and 15-9.
Blinn had a match-high 26 kills and Ferris added 13 kills and 14 digs for the Bulldogs (0-3).
Gonzaga fell in five sets to Boise State earlier in the day.
• A balanced attack gave Eastern Washington its first win of the season – a sweep of Bryant (0-3) at the Oregon Classic in Eugene.
Melissa Waelter had eight kills and Ryann Ensrud had 16 digs for the Eagles (1-2) in their 25-23, 25-14, 25-20 win.
EWU fell 25-12, 25-20, 25-20 to Ohio earlier in the day.
• Idaho (3-1) finished the season-opening Wyoming Invite with three wins in four matches after beating Drake and Stetson in Laramie, Wyo.
Katelyn Peterson and Alyssa Schultz combined for 26 kills in the Vandals’ 25-14, 30-28, 20-25, 26-24 win over Drake (1-3) in their first match.
Schultz and Jessica Hastriter had 13 kills apiece against Stetson (1-3) to lead the Vandals to the 25-19, 22-25, 25-17, 25-17 victory.
• After a five-set loss to Whittier in its first match, Whitworth (1-3) responded to beat La Verne at the Pacific Coast Classic in Claremont, Calif.
Lewis-Clark State’s Sam Atkin won the men’s race while Idaho’s Halie Raudenbush was the women’s champion at the Clash of the Inland Northwest at Mead High.
Atkin finished the 6,000-meter course in 18 minutes, 15 seconds. Gonzaga freshman Troy Fraley was second in 18:22.
WSU had five runners finish inside the top 10, lead by Lee George, who finished fifth in 18:28.
Raudenbush completed the 4,000-meter women’s course in 14:20. Gonzaga’s Maggie Jones was second in 14:28 and Eastern Washington’s Katie Mahoney was third (14:31).
Tiara Pajimola’s 60th-minute goal was the difference in Whitworth’s 1-0 nonconference win over Southwestern (0-2) in Spokane.
Hannah Bokma and Jami Hegg assisted on the goal.
Pirates (2-0) keeper Andrea Stump made five saves.