Chloe Williams’ 15th goal of the season was historic.
Williams found the net 12 minutes, 36 seconds into the match and goalkeeper Mallory Taylor made it stand up with seven saves as the fifth-seeded Eastern Washington Eagles edged the fourth-seeded Montana Grizzlies 1-0 in a Big Sky Conference quarterfinal match on Wednesday for the first postseason women’s soccer victory in school history.
With the victory the Eagles (12-4-3) advance to take on the top-seeded Idaho Vandals in a semifinal match on Friday at 1 p.m. at the EWU Soccer Field. No. 2 Sacramento State will play No. 3 Northern Arizona at 10 a.m. in Friday’s first match.
The Eagles advanced to the semifinals for the second time in school history. Eastern lost 3-1 to Sac State in last season’s semis.
Monique Queen, Emily Aspden and Sterling Healy all scored second-half goals to spark the North Idaho Cardinals women (13-2-3, 10-1-3) to a 3-0 victory over the host Green River Gators in Northwest Athletic Conference action.
Tiegan Horton made four saves in goal and Megan Lowery added two assists for NIC.
Christian Guzman scored a goal 3 minutes into the second half and the host Pierce Raiders (6-9-2, 4-7-1) men upset the North Idaho Cardinals (7-9-4, 7-6-2) 1-0 in NWAC play.
Ahmaad Rorie scored a game-high 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting and Walter Wright added 22 points to power the Montana Grizzlies to a 90-80 exhibition victory over the Whitworth Pirates in Missoula.
Christian Jurlina hit 8 off 11 shots from the floor, including 4 of 5 3-pointers, to pace the Pirates with 20 points. Kyle Roach added 19 points and five rebounds for the Whits, while Kenny Love scored 17.
The two teams played to a 38-all tie at halftime.
Ryan Porch carded a 3-under-par 213 over three rounds to finish tied for 14th place and the Idaho Vandals finished one spot out of last place at the 19-team Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational in Princeville, Hawaii.
Braden Thornberry won the individual title with a 13-under 203 total and led the Mississippi Rebels to the team title by 10 shots over runner-up Sam Houston State.
Emiko Kahler finished with a double-double – 20 kills, 13 digs – to power the Whitworth Pirates (20-5, 14-1) to a 25-16, 19-25, 25-23, 25-19 victory over host Whitman (10-13, 7-8) in Northwest Conference action.
Jessica Schmautz totaled 11 kills and 10 digs to propel the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch (22-13, 9-4) to a 25-17, 25-14, 25-23 sweep of the visiting Walla Walla Warriors (24-8, 12-2) in NWAC play.
The North Idaho Cardinals (18-12, 13-2) rolled to a 25-16, 25-17, 25-14 win over host Wenatchee Valley (11-23, 5-9) in NWAC action.
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