Rylie Pease had 13 kills and four aces Thursday as visiting Cheney knocked off defending Great Northern League volleyball champion East Valley 25-16, 20-25, 25-19, 25-15 in a league opener.
Taylor Sellers had four aces and three blocks for the Knights, who also won district and placed seventh at last year’s State 2A tournament.
Pullman 3, West Valley 1: Melissa Langerveld had 11 kills and 19 digs as the host Greyhounds defeated the Eagles in a league opener.
Pullman’s Kelsey Nestegard added five aces and three blocks. WV’s Taija Williams had eight kills and three aces.
Timberlake 3, Bonners Ferry 0: Kenzie Dean and Jacquelyn Mallet had six kills apiece as the visiting Tigers swept the Badgers in a league opener.
Matraca Rocheleau added 21 assists and 14 digs for the Tigers. Mallorie Stiptich led the Badgers with 20 digs and two aces.
Great Northern League
East Valley 3, Cheney 0: Senior Skylar Basin scored every goal as the host Knights (3-0, 1-0) opened league play with a win over the Blackhawks (0-2, 0-1). Cheney goalkeeper Nicole Rowley finished with eight saves.
West Valley 4, Pullman 1: Ashley Meyer scored twice and Jenna Sullens had one goal and two assists in leading the Eagles (1-1, 1-0) past the host Greyhounds (1-1, 0-1) in another league opener.
Inland Empire 4A
Lakeland 2, Moscow 0: Sophie Schnepf and Monica Higbee scored goals as the Hawks (3-0, 1-0) defeated the Bears (0-3, 0-1) at Rathdrum.
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