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Tuesday, February 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Eagles will play Vikings in Big Sky women’s soccer semifinals

The Eastern Washington Eagles will play Portland State in the Big Sky Conference women’s soccer semifinals after the Vikings edged Northern Arizona 1-0 on Wednesday in Cheney.

The Eagles, who won the regular-season title and the right to host the tournament, received a bye into the semis. Eastern beat Portland State 3-0 in Cheney during the regular season. Thursday’s semifinal match begins at 1:05 p.m.

The other semifinal will feature conference runner-up Montana against Northern Colorado. The Bears advanced to the semis by beating Sacramento State 2-0 in the other first-round match. The Grizzlies and Bears match is slated for 10:05 a.m.

Cheris Brown and Sydney Clements each scored two goals and Alli Smeltzer added a goal and an assist to power the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch to a 5-1 win over Skagit Valley in a Northwest Athletic Conference tournament game at SFCC.

The win sends the Sasquatch (13-4-2) to Des Moines, Washington, to take on Highline on Saturday.

Alexis Dettling scored a goal 66 seconds into overtime and Whatcom pulled out a 1-0 win over visiting North Idaho (12-7) to end the Cardinals’ season.

The Whitworth Pirates (11-6-2, 10-3-2) and Whitman Blues (2-15-2, 2-11-2) played to a 0-0 draw in Northwest Conference play in Walla Walla.

Whitworth keeper Jenna Rogers stopped three shots on goal, while her counterpart Bryanna Schreiber turned back 10.

Women’s golf

Kirsten Ishikawa shot a 10-over-par 226 over three rounds to finish in a tie for 28th place and help the Eastern Washington Eagles finish 10th at the 12-team Rainbow Wahine Invitational in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

Ole Miss was the top team with a 3-under 861 total, three shots clear of runner-up Grand Canyon.

Memphis’ Sydney Colwill was the medalist with a 5-under 211.


Frankie Shebby had 10 kills and nine digs to send the Colorado Buffaloes (18-6, 9-5) to a 25-14, 25-17, 25-23 sweep over the visiting Washington State Cougars (14-11, 3-10) in Pac-12.

Taylor Mims had 13 kills, seven digs to pace WSU.

Kayla Neumann totaled 20 kills and 10 digs and the visiting North Idaho Cardinals (26-5, 13-1) breezed to a 25-18, 29-31, 25-16, 25-22 win over the CC Spokane Sasquatch (30-9, 9-5) in NWAC play.

Women’s hoops

Alexis Swedlund scored 15 points to lead five players in double figures and the Washington State Cougars rolled to a 95-57 win over The Masters University in exhibition play in Pullman.

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