The Gonzaga University women’s soccer team brought some much-needed intensity after a sluggish first half against the University of Wyoming, scoring two late goals to win 2-0 at the Uni Wyo Cowgirl Classic Friday in Laramie, Wyo.
Jessie Thalman and Amy Danielson collaborated for their second straight shutout in the net for the Bulldogs (6-3-0) and Emma Dolcetti kicked home the eventual winner at the 84-minute mark.
•Washington State (7-2-0) pushed its winning streak to four, scoring three first-half goals in a 4-0 victory over Weber State (4-4-0) in front of the home crowd in Pullman.
Junior defender Ashley Johnson scored in the 11th minute to spark the Cougs.
•The Idaho Vandals (6-4) scored two second- half goals against South Dakota (2-6-1) and held off a late charge by USD to win 2-1 in Moscow.
Vandals senior captain center back Sari Morrison drilled a 35-yard blast that found its way through USD keeper Jennifer Ogren for the game’s opening goal.
•After finishing regulation knotted 2-2, Eastern Washington (2-6-1) and San Francisco (4-1-5) turned to their defenses in two overtime periods and settled for a 2-2 tie in Cheney.
Brittany Sparks and Kasey McNeill boosted the Eagles to a 2-0 lead early in the second half but the Dons’ Megan Connor hit the game-tying goal in the 90th minute.
Opening the Pac-10 season, the Washington State Cougars (12-0, 1-0) continued their unbeaten ways by sweeping Oregon State (9-4, 0-1) 25-19, 25-23, 25-16 in Corvallis, Ore.
Senior Jackie Albright led the Cougars with 18 kills. Kelly Hyder and Oceana Bush combined for 35 digs for WSU’s defense.
The Cougars equaled their best start since 1997.
•Community Colleges of Spokane (17-8, 3-0) got off to a rough start against Walla Walla CC (11-9, 1-3) but rallied to win 20-25, 27-25, 25-13, 25-22 for the Sasquatch’s first win at Walla Walla in five years. Nicole Graybeal led CCS with 10 blocks and 14 kills.
•The Eastern Washington Eagles (7-5, 3-0) nearly left Pocatello suffering a second straight sweep defeat to Idaho State (5-7, 1-2), but used a career-high 27 digs from JaNae Mortensen to rally for a 17-25, 21-25, 25-21, 25-17, 15-13 victory.
•Washington (11-0, 1-0) handed Oregon (10-1, 0-1) its first loss of the season 25-18, 26-24, 25-19 in the Pac-10 opener for both schools in Eugene, Ore.
Kindra Carlson led the Huskies with 13 kills, seven digs and two aces.
•Lewis & Clark (6-5, 2-1) swept struggling Whitworth (4-10, 0-3) in Northwest Conference action in Portland.
Jordon Hoffnagle tallied 15 digs for the Pirates in the loss, and added six kills.
Ryan Gray of Cheney followed up a second-place 83 in the bareback competition at the Justin Boots Championship in Omaha, Neb., with an 89 to win the second round.
Gray rode J Bar J’s First Light for his 89 and leads the average going into the semifinals today.
He has earned $9,600 entering the semis, which feature the top eight riders after two rounds.
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