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Sparks sets EWU record in victory

Brittany Sparks set a school record for goals in the season as the Eastern Washington women’s soccer team defeated South Dakota 5-1 on Sunday in Cheney.

Sparks scored twice for the Eagles (3-6-1) to raise her season total to eight, breaking Lauryn Koelzer’s year-old school record. She has scored in eight of Eastern’s last 12 matches.

South Dakota is 2-6-1.

•Freshman Jill Flockhart scored her second game-winning goal in two games and sophomore Liz Boyden posted the shutout as Idaho defeated visiting Weber State 1-0 to wrap up its non-league home schedule.

The Vandals (4-0) have posted the best non-league home record in program history.

•Boise State defeated Gonzaga 1-0 at the Uni Wyo Cowgirl Classic in Laramie, Wyo.

•Visiting North Idaho College posted a 3-0 victory over Salt Lake CC. Brittany Cook and Danaia Stuck scored for the Cardinals. The other goal was an own goal by SLCC on a ball played by Quincy Moore and Justine Bowman of the Cardinals.

•Whitworth’s Sara Tallman scored her first goal of the season in the 26th minute and it stood up for a 1-0 victory over Pacific Lutheran at Tacoma.

Krista Dietz made two saves for Whitworth (7-2-0, 4-1 Northwest Conference).

Men’s soccer

Chad Kearns scored two goals, including the match-winner with five seconds remaining in the first overtime as Pacific Lutheran edged Whitworth 2-1 in a matchup of Northwest Conference unbeatens in Tacoma.

Matthew Fronk put Whitworth (5-2-1, 3-1-0 NWC) ahead 1-0 in the 58th minute, with the assist going to Devin Merrill.

Kearns tied it for PLU (7-2-0, 4-0-0) in the 72nd minute.

College volleyball

Washington State’s 12-game winning streak came to an end with a four-game loss to No. 7 Oregon at Eugene, Ore.

Meagan Ganzer had a career-high 19 kills and a .457 hitting percentage for the Cougars (12-1, 1-1 Pac-10). Cassie Robbins had a career-high 17 kills. She hit .387.

Oregon (11-1, 1-1 Pac-10) was led by Sonja Newcombe’s 19 kills and 12 digs.

•Fourth-ranked Hawaii swept Idaho in a late match in Honolulu on Saturday. The Vandals (5-8, 1-1 Western Athletic Conference) hit just .043 for the match. Hawaii improved to 11-2, 2-0.

Junior hockey

Spokane’s Chip Petrino opened the scoring with 51 seconds left in the first period, but that was all the Braves could muster in a 2-1 loss to Nelson (4-2-1-0) at Eagles Ice-A-Rena. Cash Ulrich stopped 28 of 30 shots for Spokane (4-3-0-1). The two teams are tied atop the Neil Murdoch Division with nine points apiece.

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