Whitworth trio too much for Pacific
After a grueling five-set win over George Fox on Friday, the Whitworth (9-7, 3-1) volleyball team made quick work of Pacific (2-9, 1-3) on Saturday night in Forest Grove, Ore.
Nicole Leonard had 11 kills and 18 digs and Kristine Kardell and Briauna Stadeli added 10 kills apiece as the Pirates dumped the Tigers 25-15, 25-17, 25-16 in a Northwest Conference match.
After a weekend away from home, the Pirates have three straight games in Spokane. They take on Puget Sound on Friday night.
• Taylor Racich led three players in double figures with 15 kills as Pepperdine overcame a first-set loss and beat Gonzaga in a West Coast Conference match in Spokane.
Set scores were 23-25, 25-23, 25-19 and 25-16.
The Bulldogs were led by Savannah Blinn’s match-high 21 kills. Lyndsay Palmer added 26 assists and 12 digs for GU.
• Alyssa Schultz and Ashley Christman had 11 kills apiece to guide Idaho (8-6) past Cal State-Bakersfield (8-7) 22-25, 25-14, 25-17, 25-17 in a Western Athletic Conference match in Moscow, Idaho.
Meredith Coba added 41 assists and 12 blocks for the Vandals, who host WAC foe Grand Canyon on Monday.
• Kelsey Schile and Kayla Reno had 13 kills apiece to guide Montana (5-8, 2-2) to a 25-22, 25-20, 19-25, 25-20 win over Eastern Washington (5-10, 2-2) in a Big Sky Conference match in Cheney.
Allie Schumacher had 16 kills and Melissa Waelter added 10 for the Eagles.
• Leeta Grap had 13 kills and eight digs and Anyssa Matheson added eight kills as North Idaho (9-5, 2-0) swept Colorado Northwestern (3-18, 0-2) in a Scenic West Athletic Conference match in Rangely, Colo. Set scores were 25-14, 25-10, 25-13.
Jakob Granlund and Clark Phillips scored early in the second half and No. 22 Gonzaga (5-2) held on late to edge Seattle 2-1 in a nonconference match in Spokane.
The Redhawks’ Michael Roberts scored in the 78th minute to narrow the gap, but Seattle (1-7-1) couldn’t add another.
• Zach Waldher scored twice to guide Whitworth past George Fox 5-3 in a Northwest Conference match in Spokane.
The Pirates’ Sam Selisch opened the scoring in the 12th minute with his team-leading fourth goal of the season.
George Fox’s Sawyer Meek responded with two goals 6 minutes apart to give the Bruins (1-8, 0-3) a 2-1 lead, but the Pirates scored the next four.
Sam Engle and Karl Muelheims also scored for Whitworth (4-2-1, 2-1).
• Jared Fretheim and Alex Opland scored and Community Colleges of Spokane (8-1-2, 3-1-1) withstood a late Skagit Valley attack and beat the Cardinals 2-1 in NWAACC play in Mt. Vernon, Wash.
Cristian Rivas’ 80th-minute goal wasn’t enough for Skagit Valley (5-2, 3-2).
Ryley Hansen scored in the 36th minute and Weber State (6-2-2, 2-0) added two more goals in the second half to preserve a 3-0 shutout of Eastern Washington (2-10, 0-2) in a Big Sky Conference match in Ogden, Utah.
It was the second straight conference match in which the Eagles failed to score.
EWU had its opportunities, but couldn’t get any of its 13 shots past Wildcats keeper Ryann Waldman.
• Emily Fellows scored twice in the first half and Linfield held on to blank Whitworth (5-3-1, 2-2-1) 2-0 in Northwest Conference play in Spokane.
Fellows, the reigning NWC Offensive Player of the Year and current league-leader in goals, scored both of her goals on headers.
The Wildcats (8-0, 4-0) finished with a 19-1 edge in shots, including 13-0 in the first half.
• Rashelle Fisher scored twice to guide Community Colleges of Spokane (5-0-4, 3-0-3) to a 3-0 win over Skagit Valley (4-2-2, 3-2-1) in an NWAACC contest in Mt. Vernon, Wash.
Kat Tsoukalas scored the Sasquatch’s other goal.
• Katelyn Weaver’s ninth-minute goal was the difference in Corban’s 1-0 nonconference win over North Idaho in Salem, Ore.
Jon Marzec, Justin Bonanno and Matt Thurston scored goals to guide the Spokane Braves past Columbia Valley in a KIJHL game at Eagles Ice-A-Rena in Spokane.
The Rockies scored both of their goals in the third period, but couldn’t complete the comeback.