Emily Russell had back-to-back games of 20-plus assists as Community Colleges of Spokane advanced with a 30-28, 25-17, 25-21 victory over Tacoma, and a come-from-behind 15-25, 22-25, 25-19, 25-22, 15-9 win over Clackamas in the Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball tournament Friday in Tacoma.
Russell had 28 assists and Korrie Stephenson added 14 digs in the win over Tacoma (37-5).
In the five-set victory over Clackamas (36-12), Russell had 21 assists and Stephenson 21 digs.
The Sasquatch (34-11) advance to today’s winner’s bracket final against Blue Mountain (48-4) at 1:30 p.m.
Champion in 2009, Spokane lost to Blue Mountain in a winner’s bracket final in 2012, before eventually losing to the Timberwolves in the title match.
Blue Mountain has won three of the last four NWAC championships, including the last two.
• Kate Sommer had 20 digs but Washington State (1-16, 10-19) couldn’t get past Arizona State 25-21, 25-17, 22-25, 22-25, 15-8 in a Pac-12 match at Pullman.
The Sun Devils improved to 18-11, 8-9.
• Krista Vansant had 17 kills and Washington (26-2, 15-2 Pac-12) swept Arizona (21-8, 10-7) 25-20, 25-17, 25-19 in Seattle.
Kimberly Keever’s goal 2 minutes into overtime lifted Washington to a 1-0 win over Missouri in a second-round NCAA tournament game at Stanford.
The Huskies play Pac-12 rival Stanford on Sunday in the round of 16, the first time UW has advanced to the third round since 2010 when the Huskies lost to Boston College in the quarterfinals.
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