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.
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.
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.
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.
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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