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Area roundup: Mims is tournament MVP as WSU beats NC State in volleyball

Tournament MVP Taylor Mims and McKenna Woodford had 15 kills each and Washington State beat host North Carolina State 25-14, 25-17, 22-25, 25-8 Sunday to finish 2-0 in the weekend event in Raleigh, N.C.

Woodford and Alexi Dirige, who had 15 digs against the Wolfpack (1-1), were chosen to the all-tournament team.

CC Spokane went 2-0 on the final day of the season-opening NWAC Showcase in Eugene to finish the weekend tournament 6-0. The Sasquatch defeated Shoreline and Lower Columbia.

NIC lost to Bellevue and Highline Sunday for a 2-4 mark.

Women’s soccer

Mak Gomera-Stevens scored early and Mykiaa Minniss late in leading No. 22 Washington State (3-0) to a 2-0 win over host Minnesota (3-1-0) in Saint Paul.

Ella Dederick made two saves in posting her second straight shutout. Morgan Weaver and Maddy Haro had assists. Haro, with four assists this season, has had an assist in all three Cougar matches, a streak that ties a school record.

Allison Raniere scored in the 81st minute and Eastern Washington (2-1-1) rallied for a 2-1 victory over Grambling State (1-3-0) in Cheney.

The visiting Tigers scored in the 13th minute before the Eagles tied it in the 16th on a Devan Talley goal. Mya Elder-Hammond assisted on Raniere’s winner. Kelsee Winston made four saves for EWU.


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