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Area roundup: Gonzaga volleyball picks up fifth sweep of season

Gonzaga continued its winning ways on Saturday, sweeping past San Francisco 25-16, 25-18, 25-22 at the Martin Centre in Spokane.

Gonzaga picked up its fifth sweep of the season and second in West Coast Conference play. The Zags have won four consecutive home matches against the Dons dating back to 2013.

Emmy Allen was the Zags’ top offensive threat Saturday, landing 11 kills on 19 swings with just one error. Her .526 attack percentage was a season high, and she’s now led the Zags in kills during three of their four conference matches.

The Bulldogs (9-5, 2-2 WCC) start a two-game road trip against Pepperdine on Thursday.

Northern Colorado at Idaho: Idaho took the first set, but visiting Northern Colorado took the next three to beat the Vandals 25-27, 25-13, 25-21, 26-24 in Moscow.

Sarah Sharp had 16 kills to pace Idaho (6-10, 1-3 Big Sky). Becca Mau added 12 kills and Haylee Mathis had 21 assists and 13 digs.

The Vandals host Southern Utah on Thursday.

Pacific Lutheran at Whitworth: Lauren Budde had 17 kills, Erin White added 51 assists and Whitworth (11-4, 5-1) rallied to beat visiting Pacific Lutheran (6-8, 4-2) in five sets (25-22, 19-25, 30-28, 25-17, 15-11) in a Northwest Conference contest.

Cassandra Mendoza and Brenna Brull both had 11 kills and Taylor Wicht added 24 digs for the Pirates.

Whitworth hosts Whitman on Wednesday.

Women’s soccer

Emily Aspden had two goals and an assist to help North Idaho beat Columbia Basin 4-1 in Pasco.

Marisol Guerrero added a first-half goal for the Cardinals. North Idaho (8-0-1, 6-0-0) generated 11 shots, seven on goal.

NIC’s plays at Wenatchee Valley on Wednesday.

Whitworth at Lewis & Clark: Lewis & Clark scored a goal with 13 minutes left to defeat Whitworth 2-1 in a Northwest Conference match in Portland.

Whitworth’s Katie Bischoff evened the score in the 73rd minute but Lulu Adams scored the eventual game-winner six minutes later.

Sierra Tanner had seven saves for the Pirates.

The Pirates (4-5, 2-3) face George Fox on the road on Sunday at noon.

Men’s soccer

Pacific at Whitworth: Whitworth dominated visiting Pacific (Oregon) 7-0 in a Northwest Conference match. Moi Diaz posted his first hat trick in a Pirate uniform to lead the victory.

Whitworth fired 16 shots, 13 on goal, while holding the Boxers to only three.

Diaz has five goals this season. Jonah Snyder scored his ninth goal, while Alfredo Ornelas, Christian Haas and Sam McKay added goals for the Pirates (5-5-0, 3-2-0).

Whitworth hosts George Fox on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

CC Spokane at Wenatchee Valley: Jonathan Cortez and Breno Rocha had a pair of goals apiece to help CC Spokane beat Wenatchee Valley 7-2 in Wenatchee in a Northwest Athletic Conference match.

Cortez and Rocha scored six minutes apart in the first half to put the Sasquatch up 2-0. The duo then started a four-goal run in the 38 minute mark that put Spokane (6-2-3, 6-0-1) comfortably ahead.

Spokane travels to Walla Walla on Wednesday.

North Idaho at Columbia Basin: Payton Bielger scored in the 14th minute and North Idaho played to a 1-1 draw with visiting Columbia Basin.

Garrett Boyce made five saves for the Cardinals (3-3-5, 3-1-3 NWAC).

North Idaho plays at Wenatchee Valley on Wednesday.

Cross country

Area teams compete in Washington Invitational: Eastern Washington senior Sarah Reiter was the highest local finisher, earning her third straight top-10 finish, at the Washington Invitational at the Jefferson Park Golf Course in Seattle.

Reiter, the reigning Big Sky Athlete of the Week placed sixth overall, setting a new person record on the 6,000-meter course with a time of 20:06.50.

Washington State’s Devon Bortfeld came in 15th place in 20:31.1, while Idaho’s top competitor was Sierra Speiker at 20:44:80.

Charlotte Prouse from Washington was the individual winner in a time of 19:36.8.

In the team competition, Idaho finished in fifth, Washington State sixth and Eastern Washington seventh. No. 12 Washington placed first overall on the women’s side.

For the men, Washington State’s Jake Finney was the top area finisher in 19th place at 24:04:80. Grayson Ollar for Idaho was 21st in 24:20:10 and Eastern Washington’s Isaac Kitzen finished in 36th at 24:44:20.

Oregon took the men’s title, with Washington State fourth, Idaho fifth and Eastern Washington sixth.

Edward Cheserek from Oregon won the individual title in a time of 23:06.3.

CC Spokane competes at Charles Bowles Invitational: CC Spokane’ men’s and women teams both finished in eighth place in the gold race at the 42nd Charles Bowles Invitational in Salem, Oregon.

On the men’s side, Corbin Colton finished 26th overall at 25:25:3 and Brandon Hartill placed 43rd at 25:45:4.

Kaylee Marquardt was the top women’s finisher for CCS in 32nd at 18:37:7, while Jeanna Segaline came in 50th at 19:13:1.

Junior hockey

The Spokane Braves fell to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 4-0 in Fruitvale, B.C. The Braves fall to 3-6-0 in KIJHL play.