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Area roundup: Idaho wins volleyball marathon to remain tied for first in division

Kaela Straw finished with a match-high 23 kills and DeVonne Ryter added 10 kills and eight blocks Thursday as Idaho (16-10, 11-4 Big Sky Conference volleyball) remained tied for first place in the North Division by outlasting Montana 19-25, 25-15, 25-27, 30-28, 19-17 in Missoula.

Haylee Mathis added 56 assists and Alycia Wodke had 22 digs for the Vandals, who are knotted with North Dakota with one match left in the regular season.

Mykaela Hammer had 20 kills for the Grizzlies (7-21, 2-13).

  • Kiana Black had a match-high 11 kills and Montana State (10-14, 6-9 Big Sky) eliminated Eastern Washington (7-17, 4-11) from postseason contention with a 25-22, 25-19, 25-23 sweep in Bozeman. Senior Ashley Seiler had eight kills to lead the Eagles in that category for the 21st time this season. EWU’s Regan Harr had 32 assists, her highest total for the season in a three-set match.
  • Veronica Jones-Perry finished with 16 kills, seven digs and three aces to lead No. 9 BYU (24-2, 13-1 West Coast Conference) to a 25-15, 25-13, 25-21 sweep at Gonzaga (13-13, 8-6). Lyndie Haddock added 33 assists and nine digs for the Cougars, who hit at a .317 clip. Freshman Chapin Gray had nine kills for the Bulldogs, who hold third place in the conference with three matches remaining. Tiyana Hallums had 12 digs and Faith Smith added 13 assists and 11 digs for her ninth double-double of the season.
  • Kara Bajema and Carly DeHoog finished with nine kills apiece to lead 13th-ranked Washington (21-6, 11-5 Pac-12) to a 25-16, 25-16, 25-23 sweep of California (13-13, 4-11 Pac-12 Conference) in Seattle. The Huskies remained in third place, right behind USC (11-4).

Wrestling

Cooper McCullough (157 pounds) and Damian Trujillo (285) registered pins to lead North Idaho to a 39-7 win over Highline in Des Moines, Washington.

Jacob Swift of the Cardinals added a 20-4 technical fall at 174.

The Thunderbirds forfeited two matches.

Men’s soccer

Oregon State scored four second-half goals, including a pair from Jordan Jones, to rally past Washington 4-3 in Corvallis, completing the Pac-12 regular season.

The Huskies (12-6-1, 5-4-1) led 2-0 when Andre Earthy-Find of the Beavers (7-11-0, 4-6-0) scored in the 50th minute for his first goal of the season.

Jalen Markey, also notching his first goal of the season, tied the match in the 54th minute. Jones scored at 55:55 and 76:11 for a 4-2 Beavers lead.

Bwana Handwalla scored twice for the Huskies, who finished in third place in the Pac-12.

Washington waits to hear if it makes the 48-team NCAA Tournament field, which will be announced on Monday.


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