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Whitworth closes in on crown

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Natalie Danielson had 11 kills and five blocks as No. 19 Whitworth moved within one victory of a piece of the Northwest Conference volleyball title with a 31-29, 30-24, 31-29 sweep of visiting Puget Sound on Friday night.

Rebekah Hornor led the Pirates (17-3, 12-1) with 29 assists, and Whitney Murphy added 20 digs. Kayla Roof led the Loggers (12-5, 9-4) with 13 kills.

•Kim Glass had 22 kills and 10 digs to lead No. 9 Arizona to a 30-18, 31-33, 30-19, 30-15 victory over visiting Washington State in a Pacific-10 Conference match at Tucson, Ariz.

Bre Ladd had 10 kills and 10 blocks for the Wildcats (16-4, 8-3), who had five players with double-doubles. Kelly Rosin had 12 kills to lead the Cougars (8-16, 1-10).

•No. 2 Washington (20-0, 11-0) earned its 17th sweep of the season with a Pac-10 victory over Arizona State (7-14, 2-9) at Tempe, Ariz.

Men’s soccer

Luke Miller converted a pass from George Josten with 43 seconds remaining to give Gonzaga a 3-2 win over Loyola Marymount in a West Coast Conference game at Los Angeles.

Mark Stock and George Josten each had a goal and an assist for the Bulldogs (4-6-4, 2-3-2), who snapped a 14-game road winless streak but lost goalkeeper Vito Higgins in the process after a second-half collision. Higgins is expected to play Sunday.

Women’s soccer

Jocelyn Bement scored from 10 yards out in the 77th minute to give Eastern Washington a 2-1 victory over Portland State in a Big Sky Conference game at Cheney.

Tiera Como had five saves for the Eagles (4-10-3, 2-3-1) and assisted on Cyeeta Mott’s game-tying goal in the 70th minute.

•Sasha Baines’ header of a Carmen Anderson corner kick in the 77th minute held up as Washington State defeated Oregon State (9-6-1, 2-3-1) 1-0 in a Pac-10 game at Pullman.

Katie Hultin, who had three saves for the Cougars (9-7-2, 2-4-1), set the WSU record with her 19th shutout of her career.

•Alexis DeLeo (Gonzaga Prep) scored twice as Community Colleges of Spokane (15-3-3, 11-2-3) blanked last-place Wenatchee Valley 3-0 in a Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges game at Wenatchee.

Junior Hockey

Evan Witt had a goal and two assists to lead the host Spokane Braves to a 4-1 victory over Castlegar in a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game.

•Queen City tied the game in the closing seconds with an extra attacker, then defeated the visiting Spokane Flyers 7-6 in overtime in a Northern Pacific Hockey League game at Helena.

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