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Area roundup: Gonzaga beats WSU in women’s soccer for first time

Callie Best’s goal in the 19th minute gave Gonzaga’s women’s soccer team a 1-0 victory over Washington State on Sunday in Spokane, the Bulldogs’ first win over the Cougars in program history.

It was the 25th meeting between the programs.

Madeline Gotta sent a long cross to the post from the right side and Best headed the ball into the net.

WSU had its best chances on a 30-yard shot that hit the cross bar in the 50th and a put-back in the 88th that went wide.

The Cougars (1-2-1) had an 5-3 shots-on-goal advantage over the Bulldogs (2-1-1) but Sarah Swanson was solid in goal.

Dakota Blazak scored a pair of first-half goals to lead UNLV (4-0) over Eastern Washington 3-1 for the Eagles’ first loss.

Delaney Romero scored her first goal of the season for the Eagles (3-1).

Stephanie Overland scored two first-half goals to erase an early deficit and send CC Spokane to a 2-1 victory against Lane at the NWAC Fall Festival in Springfield, Oregon.

Also at Springfield, North Idaho College was blanked by Clark 2-0. The Cardinals hit the crossbar with a one shot and had a header blocked in front of the goal for their best scoring chances.

Men’s soccer

Gonzaga came up with its first four-goal game since 2014 as the Bulldogs (1-0-1) beat Illinois-Chicago (0-1-1) in Spokane 4-1.

Ben White, Austin Giftopoulos, Denis Kalamar and Jalen Crisler scored for Gonzaga.

CC Spokane and North Idaho both played to draws at the NWAC Fall Festival in Springfield, Oregon.

CCS and Clark finished in a scoreless tie in which there were only three shots on goal.

Koby Murphree scored for NIC in the first half but Portland picked up a goal in the 66th minute in a 1-1 draw.


Spokane went 1-1 on the final day of the NWAC Sports Festival in Springfield, Oregon, while North Idaho was winless in two matches.

The Sasquatch defeated Pierce 3-0 and lost to Bellevue 2-1. The Cardinals lost to Linn-Benton 3-0 and Blue Mountain 2-1.