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Area roundup: Whitworth volleyball all alone in first place

Brenna Bruil and Cassandra Mendoza combined for 24 kills and the Whitworth Pirates (12-4, 6-1) took sole possession of first place in the Northwest Conference with a 25-18, 25-20, 25-13 sweep over the visiting Whitman Missionaries (7-8, 4-3) in volleyball action on Wednesday.

Erin White finished with 32 assists and 11 digs and Emiko Kahler added eight kills and a match-high 17 digs for the Pirates, who lead second-place Puget Sound by a half-game.

Jessica Schmautz notched 12 kills and Kendall Collins handed off 23 assists to lead the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch (17-9, 5-2) to a 25-27, 26-24, 25-19, 22-25, 15-10 Northwest Athletic Conference win over the Columbia Basin Hawks (13-18, 3-4) in Pasco.

The North Idaho Cardinals (12-11, 7-1) rolled to a 25-21, 25-14, 25-20 win over the Treasure Valley Chukars (8-12, 1-5) in NWAC play in Ontario, Oregon. No details were available.


Jenna Sullens scored three goals, Maddy Boyd added two goals and two assists and Stephanie Overland chipped in with two goals and an assist to power the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch (11-3, 7-0) to a 12-0 romp over the Blue Mountain Timberwolves (0-11, 0-8) in a Northwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer match in Pendleton, Oregon.

Anisha Nicholson, Cali Moscrip, Brittney Sanders, Peyton Vasquez and Ashly Busch also scored goals for the Sasquatch, who led 8-0 at halftime.

Jessica Scott, Aliea Son and Emily Aspden all scored goals in the first 16 minutes of the match and the visiting North Idaho Cardinals (9-0-1, 7-0) breezed to a 3-1 win over the Wenatchee Valley Knights (4-3-6, 2-1-6) in NWAC play.

The CC Spokane men (6-3-3, 6-1-1) and visiting Walla Walla (7-3-2, 4-2-2) played to a 0-0 tie in NWAC play.

CCS keeper Kevin Alvarez made one save in the shutout.

Cristian Talavera scored what proved to be the game-winner in the 68th minute and the visiting Wenatchee Valley Knights men (4-0-6, 3-0-5) posted a 2-1 NWAC win over the North Idaho Cardinals (3-3-6, 3-1-4).


The Spokane Empire signed offensive lineman James Atoe to their 2017 IFL roster.

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