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Pirates sweep Lutes, now tied for first

Brenna Bruil and Cassandra Mendoza had 11 kills apiece and the Whitworth volleyball team moved into a tie atop the Northwest Conference standings with a sweep of Pacific Lutheran Friday night in Spokane.

Scores were 25-21, 25-20 and 25-21.

Haley Vick added 10 kills, Elizabeth Ginley had 18 digs and Maddye Dinsmore dished out 37 assists for the Pirates (14-5, 7-2), who won for the seventh time in their past eight matches.

Whitworth fell to the Lutes (14-4, 7-2) in five sets on Sept. 19.

• Madi Kingdon had 18 kills and 12 digs and No. 16 Arizona (15-3, 4-2) beat Washington State (9-9, 0-6) in a Pac-12 match in Tucson, Arizona.

Scores were 25-19, 25-21, 23-25 and 25-17.

The loss was the Cougars’ eighth straight.

WSU’s Jaicee Harris had 13 kills and 11 digs and Haley MacDonald dished out 41 assists.

• Krista Vansant had 16 kills and 13 digs and Bailey Tanner and Katy Beals combined for 40 assists as No. 3 Washington (18-0, 7-0) swept Arizona State (13-6, 3-4) in a Pac-12 match in Tempe, Arizona.

Scores were 25-19, 25-20 and 25-18.

• Melissa Waelter and Allie Schumacher combined for 23 kills and Eastern Washington (8-13, 4-4) eased past Montana (3-17, 3-5) in a Big Sky match at Cheney.

Scores were 25-22, 25-15 and 26-24.

EWU’s Ryann Ensrud had 16 digs and Ashlee Vaoifi three aces.

• Katelyn Peterson had 11 kills and 10 digs and Ali Forde added 10 kills and nine digs as Idaho (10-10, 6-2) beat Montana State (4-16, 1-7) in straight sets in a Big Sky match in Moscow, Idaho.

Scores were 25-10, 25-13 and 25-21.

It was Idaho’s third consecutive sweep.

• Community Colleges of Spokane (23-11) beat Skagit Valley (6-20) and Highline (20-9) at the Spokane Crossover at Spokane Falls CC.

The Sasquatch opened with a 25-17, 25-20, 25-15 win over Skagit Valley. CCS beat Highline 18-25, 25-17, 25-19 and 25-15.

Women’s soccer

Laci Rennaker and Chloe Williams scored first-half goals and Eastern Washington (6-6, 3-3) held on to beat Southern Utah 2-1 in a Big Sky match in Cedar City, Utah.

The Thunderbirds (7-5-2, 3-2-1) took the early lead when Nancy Brich scored off an assist from Abbie Flandro in the 10th minute. EWU responded a little more than 6 minutes later when Rennaker found the back of the net for her first goal of the season.

Williams’ match-winner was unassisted in the 43rd minute.

• Shaylee Petersen scored off a cross through the box from Mackenzie Harrison in the 104th minute and Weber State (5-11, 2-5) clipped Idaho 3-2 in a Big Sky match in Moscow, Idaho.

Reagan Quigley and Kavita Battan scored goals for Idaho (4-11-1, 4-2-1).

• Washington State defender Jordan Branch came in at No. 56 on TopDrawerSoccer’s Midseason Top 100 Freshman list.

Men’s soccer

Lars Ludwigs’ goal in the 79th minute was the difference in Gonzaga’s 2-1 West Coast Conference win over Santa Clara (4-5-3, 0-1) in California.

Graison Le scored Gonzaga’s first goal in the 19th minute. \

An own goal by the Bulldogs (3-9, 1-0) in the 59th minute knotted the match at 1 before Ludwigs’ winner.

Junior hockey

Tanner Stolz scored in overtime to give the Spokane Braves (5-5-0-3) a 4-3 win over the Castlegar Rebels (6-6-1-1) in a KIJHL game at Eagles Ice-A-Rena in Spokane.

Arena football

The Spokane Shock added wide receiver Robert Holland to its roster.

Holland completed his career at Chowan University earlier this year and has spent time with the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders.

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