The defending State 4A champion Lewis and Clark volleyball team started its Greater Spokane League season the right way, sweeping Central Valley (1-1) 26-24, 25-22, 25-20 Thursday. In a match decided by only a handful of points, the host Tigers (2-1, 1-0) came away with key defensive stops late in each of the three games. Janele Vogt had two blocks and added a team-high 12 kills.
In a battle of teams looking for their first league win, East Valley (1-1) pulled through against host Shadle Park (0-2) 25-18, 26-24, 25-23. Darby Santos kept the Highlanders in the match, but Kylie Geibel’s 13 kills and three aces gave the Knights enough firepower for the win. … Gonzaga Prep (2-0) remained unbeaten in league with a tough five-game win at University (1-1), rallying to win the last three games 22-25, 23-25, 25-20, 27-25, 15-10. The Bullpups staved off two match points by the Titans in Game 4 before winning Game 5. … Mt. Spokane (1-1) needed just three games to knock off visiting North Central (1-1) as Kenzie Reid’s seven-point serving run to open Game 1 set the tone for the Wildcats.
•Coeur d’Alene (1-2) broke through with its first Inland Empire League victory over Lewiston (0-3), winning 25-19, 25-14, 17-25, 25-15 at home. Kylie Curtis led the Vikings with 13 assists, four kills and two aces.
In IEL 4A games, Sandpoint (2-0) swept visiting Lakeland (1-1) 25-16, 25-14, 25-13 to give the Hawks their first league loss. Piper Wahlin led the Bulldogs with seven aces in an all-around good serving night against the Hawks. Wahlin also finished with 12 kills.
In non-league games for IEL teams, Moscow won the final two games against visiting Lake City to earn a 25-17, 23-25, 25-20, 25-23 victory.
•Host Colville (1-0) overcame a tough Game 3 loss to Cheney (0-2) to win the match 26-24, 25-23, 22-25, 25-19 in the Great Northern League. Indians’ freshman Leanna Carr had with 25 assists and nine digs. … Medical Lake 0-2) hung tough with West Valley (1-1) in each of its three games, but the visiting Eagles were too much, sweeping the match 25-14, 25-11, 25-14. Shaniqua Nills and Bailey Wold each contributed six kills and Latasha Lofton served seven aces for the Eagles. … Pullman (2-0) made quick work of visiting Riverside (1-1) 25-14, 25-16, 25-11 thanks to big games from Stephanie Logan and Shelby Cheslek, who each tallied nine kills and two blocks.
•Host Bonners Ferry (1-1) could not find its stroke from the service line, losing to Priest River (1-1) 25-11, 25-23, 25-20 in their Intermountain League match. … Bree Arhenius led St. Maries (3-0) to a 25-21, 25-20, 25-15 sweep of visiting Kellogg (1-1) with 11 kills and four aces. Tia Asbury stymied the Wildcats with 30 digs.
In IEL 4A games, hostMoscow (4-4-1, 1-2-0) outshot Lakeland (1-6-1, 1-2-0) 11-4 and in the 50th minute Kerry Moller punched the game’s only goal into the net for the Bears to give them the 1-0 victory.
•Niina Al-Hassan scored three of her four goals in the first half for Pullman (4-0, 2-0) in the host Greyhounds’ 8-0 win over Riverside (0-3, 0-2) in Great Nothern League action. … Colville (0-2, 0-1) outshot Medical Lake (2-1, 2-0) 10-8, but goalkeeper Natalie Pendell snagged five saves and helped lead the Cardinals to a 3-0 home win. … Cheney (2-1, 1-1) received three goals from Kellie Zakrzewski in the Blackhawks’ 3-0 victory over host West Valley. … Deer Park (1-2, 1-1) surged to a 3-0 lead in the first 15 minutes against Clarkston (0-2, 0-1) and held off a late comeback by the Bantams for a 5-3 road win.
•Ryder Ashcraft provided all the offense for Kellogg (1-3, 1-2) in the team’s first win of the season, scoring three goals to knock off host Priest River (0-1, 0-1) in an Intermountain League contest.
Host Coeur d’Alene (6-1-3, 1-1-1) scored the first goal of the game against Lake City (1-3-1, 1-1-1) in the 22nd minute as Adam Borsheim kicked it through with his off-foot, but Lake City was quick to answer 4 minutes later on a direct kick by Matt Lieggi in a 1-1 tie in Inland Empire League action.
In IEL 4A games, Mac Stannard scored twice for Moscow (5-3-0, 2-1-0), which shut out host Lakeland (2-6-1, 0-2-0) 4-0 at Rathdrum. Brothers Nico and David Sanchez added goals for Bears.
Ethan McGee and Tory Knebel each rushed for a pair of touchdowns for Pomeroy (1-1), which cruised to a 33-8 non-league win over visiting Liberty (0-2).
In a game dominated by defense, North Idaho College’s Emily Mason and Amanda Wemple combined for 13 saves to match the 13 stops by Clackamas Community College keeper Chelsea Gray in a 0-0 tie in Clackamas, Ore.
•Trailing 1-0 at the half to Seattle University (4-5), Gonzaga (4-3-0) rallied at home in the second with two goals from Kelsey Were and Sarah Rhodes for a 2-1 victory.
Former Spokane Chiefs defenseman Trevor Glass was assigned to the New York Rangers’ AHL team in Hartford, Conn.
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