Area roundup: No. 6 Washington scores 4 on Gonzaga
Darwin Jones scored twice from the penalty spot and the No. 6 Washington Huskies rolled past the host Gonzaga Bulldogs 4-0 at Luger Field on Friday in the opener for both teams.
Jones, a product of the Seattle Sounders Academy, converted his first penalty in the 31st minute to double the Huskies lead after Christian Roldan was brought down in the box by GU goalkeeper Chris Lowrimore. Jones added his second, the final goal of the game, in the closing minutes after drawing a foul in the penalty area.
Washington, No. 6 in the coaches poll, outshot the Bulldogs 17-5.
Whitworth 3, Millikin 2: Mike Ramos scored two second-half goals, including the winner in the closing seconds, as the Pirates overcame a two-goal deficit in Wheaton, Illinois. Ramos, who scored 11 goals for the Spokane Shadow this summer, cut the Millikin lead in half when he scored a penalty in the 65th minute. After Rylan Berriman leveled the game, Ramos won the ball, dribbled through the defense and scored at 89:52 to give the Pirates (1-0) the win.
Montana Invitational: Washington State lost its season-opening match for the first time in 10 years, falling in three games to Wyoming in Missoula. The Cowgirls (1-0) edged the Cougars 25-20, 29-27, 25-23. WSU was led by sophomore Kyra Holt, who had a team-high 12 kills. The last time the Cougars lost a season-opener was 2004 against UNLV in Las Vegas.
Northwest Challenge: Gonzaga got its season off to strong start with a four-game victory over host Boise State (0-1). The Bulldogs rolled 25-17, 25-21, 24-26, 25-21 behind junior Jordan Gasser’s 24 kills on .425 hitting. Also in Boise, Washington swept Portland State 25-19, 25-15, 25-16.
Active Ankle Challenge: Idaho dropped both its matches in Gainesville, Florida, without winning a game. The Vandals opened their season with a 25-15, 25-12, 26-24 defeat to Oklahoma (2-0) before losing 26-24, 25-17, 25-13 to No. 10 Florida (2-0).
UNC Wilmington tournament: Interim coach Michael King enjoyed a perfect start to his tenure on the Eastern bench as the Eagles rallied for two wins in Wilmington, North Carolina. EWU dispatched Fairfield (0-2) in four games, 14-25, 25-15, 25-21, 25-21 and overcame a two-game deficit to top North Carolina State (0-1) 16-25, 16-25, 26-24, 27-25, 15-11.
Pacific Coast Classic: Whitworth lost both of its matches in La Verne, California, to open the season. Cal Lutheran swept the Pirates in the opener before host La Verne took Whitworth down in four games.
Chemeketa tournament: Community Colleges of Spokane won two of three to open its season in Salem. CCS claimed two-game sweeps over Clackamas and Linn-Benton before closing with an 18-25, 25-19, 15-8 loss to Olympic.
Eastern Washington 4, Idaho 0: Savannah Hoekstra (Central Valley) scored the first goal as the visiting Eagles (2-1) dominated the Vandals (0-3) in Moscow.
Montana 2, Gonzaga 0: The Grizzlies (2-1) scored twice within 5 minutes in the first half to beat the host Bulldogs (2-1) at Luger Field.
Whitworth 0, UC Santa Cruz 0: The Pirates and visiting Banana Slugs ended up scoreless in the season-opener for both teams at the Whitworth Soccer Field.