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Eastern Washington sweeps Idaho in Big Sky volleyball match

Ana Jakovljevic had 11 kills and Allie Schumacher added eight kills and 12 digs as the Eastern Washington volleyball team extended its winning streak to five matches with a straight-sets win over Idaho in a Big Sky Conference match Saturday at Reese Court in Cheney. Scores were 25-21, 25-19 and 25-22.

Jessica Gilbert and Alexis Wesley added a combined 17 kills for the Eagles. The Vandals (4-12, 1-3) were led by Katelyn Peterson’s 11 kills and four digs.

Eastern Washington (9-6, 4-0) will look to make it six straight Thursday at home against Sacramento State. Idaho hosts Portland State on Thursday.

• Gonzaga struggled after an impressive first-set victory and fell to Santa Clara in a West Coast Conference match in Santa Clara, California. Scores were 9-25, 25-12, 25-23 and 25-20.

It was the second-straight loss for GU following a four-match win streak.

Sabrina Clayton led the Broncos (13-4, 4-1) with 13 kills and 13 digs. For the Bulldogs, Savannah Blinn had 12 kills and six blocks and Jordan Gasser had 10 kills, 17 digs and four blocks.

Gonzaga (11-6, 2-2) hosts WCC foe Loyola Marymount on Thursday.

• Darian Stedman and Jamie Talbo had 10 kills apiece and Linfied (5-10, 2-4) upset Whitworth 25-21, 12-25, 25-20, 25-22 in a Northwest Conference match in McMinnville, Oregon.

The loss dropped the Pirates (10-5, 4-2) to third place in the NWC standings.

Whitworth’s Brenna Bruil had 12 kills and four blocks and Nicole Leonard added 11 kills and 18 digs. The Pirates play Lewis-Clark State in a nonconference match Wednesday in Lewiston.

• Brenna Meehan had 14 kills and seven digs and Brittany Gay dished out 34 assists as North Idaho swept Colorado Northwestern 25-20, 25-21, 25-21 in a Scenic West Athletic Conference match in Coeur d’Alene.

The Cardinals (11-11, 3-1) play Snow Thursday in Ephraim, Utah.

Men’s soccer

Mario Zarate and Breno Rocha scored first-half goals to lift Community Colleges of Spokane past Wenatchee Valley (4-4-1, 2-4-1) 2-0 at Spokane Falls Community College.

The Sasquatch (6-3-2, 4-2-1) play at Treasure Valley on Wednesday.

• Esteban Ojeda and Misael Franco scored second-half goals and Columbia Basin (4-5-1, 3-4) edged North Idaho 2-1 in a NWAC match in Coeur d’Alene.

North Idaho’s Hamidou Kante scored in the 85th minute to narrow the gap, but the Cardinals couldn’t get the equalizer.

NIC (5-4-2, 3-2-2) hosts NWAC foe Walla Walla on Wednesday.

Women’s soccer

Karley Baggerly scored her sixth goal of the season in the 82nd minute to lift Gonzaga past San Diego (3-8-2, 1-1) 2-1 in a WCC match in Spokane.

The Torero’s Jodi Ulkekul opened the scoring in the 54th minute but an own goal in the 74th minute knotted the match at 1 before Baggerly’s winner.

The Bulldogs (2-6-4, 1-1), who held a 15-9 shot advantage, play WCC foe Pacific in Stockton, California, on Friday.

• Grayson Williams-Krebs’ 50th-minute goal was the difference as No. 19 Puget Sound (6-0-3, 2-0-3) edged Whitworth 1-0 in a Northwest Conference match in Spokane.

It was the second-straight 1-0 defeat for the Pirates (5-5, 3-3). Whitworth had two promising goal-scoring opportunities in the first half but couldn’t convert.

The Pirates host Pacific Lutheran today at noon.

• Haley White scored in the 20th minute and assisted on Megan Lowery’s 85th-minute goal and North Idaho blanked Columbia Basin (4-5-2, 2-3-1) 2-0 in a Northwest Athletic Conference match in Coeur d’Alene.

The Cardinals (4-3-2, 2-1-1) take on Walla Walla on Wednesday.

Cross country

The Whitworth men and women both claimed sixth-place finishes at the Charles Bowles Invitational at Bush Park in Salem, Oregon.

Christopher MacMurray led the Pirates men by taking 15th place individually. He covered the 8,000-meter course in 25 minutes, 39.10 seconds. Kellyn Roiko led the Whitworth women with a 5,000-meter time of 18:13.90, for 16th.

The Community Colleges of Spokane took second place in the lower-level race. CCS’ Corbin Carlton took 19th in 25:26.10. The Sasquatch women were fourth and were led by Becca Mildes’ 20th-place finish. Mildes crossed in 18:37.

Junior hockey

Paxton Malone and Kurtis Redding scored and the Spokane Braves (2-4-0-3) edged the Beaver Valley Nitehawks (7-1-0-0) 2-1.


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