A night after scoring six goals against the top team in the Western Hockey League, the Spokane Chiefs’ offense fell flat in a 4-1 loss to the Tri-City Americans Saturday at Toyota Center in Kennewick.
Taylor Ross scored Spokane’s lone goal early in the third period. After a scoreless first period, Tri-City (24-25-2-1) scored three second-period goals to grab control.
The Chiefs (26-21-3-2), who went 3-1 on their four-game road trip, host Portland at the Arena on Wednesday. Puck drops at 7:05.
Track and field
C.J. Allen won the 60-meter hurdles in a personal-best time of 8.14 seconds to lead the Washington State men at the Cougar Indoor meet in Pullman.
WSU’s Matt Wardell won the shot put with a heave of 53 feet and Thane Pierson was the high jump champion with a mark of 6 feet, 10 3/4 inches.
The Cougar women were led by Dominique Keel, who won the 60-meter dash in 7.59 seconds. WSU’s Regyn Gaffney won the women’s 400-meters in 58.97 seconds.
EWU’s Coleman sets weight throw record
Eastern Washington’s Kaytlyn Coleman set a school record in the women’s weight throw at the Montana State Invitational in Bozeman, Montana.
Coleman reached a distance of 66-5 3/4, which broke Nicole Luckenbach’s school-record toss of 65-9, set in 2010. Coleman also won the shot put with a mark of 47-9.
EWU’s Rebecca Tarbert was also a double winner, claiming the 60-meter dash (7.58) and 200-meter run (25.11).
Whitworth (3-0) continued its strong start to the season with a nonconference doubleheader sweep of Whittier (0-2) in Whittier, California.
Kelly Fitzpatrick pitched six scoreless innings in the Pirates’ 6-2 opening-game win. In the nightcap, Whitworth got home runs from Jordan McGowan, Jacob Yamane, Ryan Bird and Zach Thibault and beat the Poets 20-4.
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