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Area roundup: Washington State volleyball loses second straight, falling to Colorado

No. 13 Washington State (15-4, 5-2 Pac-12) lost its second match in a row, falling to Colorado in five sets for its first home loss – 25-15, 19-25, 25-19, 19-25, 15-13 – in a Pac-12 matchup on Friday in Pullman.

The Buffaloes (11-6, 3-4) were coming off back-to-back losses to Stanford and California last week.

McKenna Woodford led the Cougars with 17 kills. Kyra Holt added 13 kills, nine digs and six blocks.

Washington State hosts Utah on Sunday.

Utah at Washington: Tia Scambray had 12 kills with nine digs and No. 7 Washington (15-2, 5-2 Pac-12) swept No. 21 Utah (13-5, 4-3) 25-21, 25-15, 25-18 in Seattle.

Bailey Tanner had 27 assists for the Huskies and Courtney Schwan added nine kills and 10 digs.

Washington visits Colorado on Sunday.

Whitworth at George Fox: Brenna Bruil had 11 kills on 15 attempts without an error, added two block assists and visiting Whitworth rolled to a three-set sweep over George Fox 25-20, 25-13, 25-19 in Northwest Conference action in Newberg, Oregon.

The first-place Pirates (14-5, 8-1 Northwest) defeated the last-place Bruins to stay at least one game up on second-place Puget Sound.

Emiko Kahler led Whitworth with 13 kills. Erin White dished 35 assists while Taylor Wicht added 17 digs.

Whitworth plays at Pacific on Saturday.

CC Spokane at NWAC crossover: CC Spokane (21-11, 8-2) finished 1-2 at the NWAC Lower Columbia Crossover tournament in Longview, Washington.

The Sasquatch lost to Clark 25-16, 25-14, then beat South Puget Sound 25-21, 25-13 before falling to Olympic 16-25, 25-23, 15-9.

Clark and Walla Walla both went undefeated in three games.

Men’s soccer

Washington at Oregon State: Mason Robertson scored in the 101st minute and No. 22 Washington (9-4, 4-2) beat Oregon State 2-1 in double-overtime in a Pac-12 matchup played in the pouring rain in Corvallis, Oregon.

The Beavers took a 1-0 lead in the 28th minute on Don Tchilao’s third goal of the season. The Huskies evened it in the 47th minute as Steven Wright converted a penalty kick goal.

Washington hosts Gonzaga on Friday.

Gonzaga at Santa Clara: Christo Michaelson scored in the 41st minute and Gonzaga (7-4-1, 1-1) made it stand up, knocking off Santa Clara 1-0 in West Coast Conference play in Santa Clara, California.

Ben Willis made five saves in the shutout for the Bulldogs.

Gonzaga plays at San Francisco on Sunday.

Whitworth at George Fox: Jonah Snyder scored twice and Whitworth (8-3-1, 6-1-1) topped George Fox 2-0 to stay at the top of the Northwest Conference in Newberg, Oregon.

Snyder started the scoring in the 22nd minute and found the net again in the 53rd minute. Timmy Costa made four saves in the shutout.

Whitworth plays at Pacific (Oregon) on Sunday.

Women’s soccer

Eastern Washington at Southern Utah: An early scoring frenzy turned into a battle of attrition and Eastern Washington (10-1-3, 4-0-2) tied Southern Utah 3-3 after two overtimes in Cedar City, Utah.

All of the goals were scored in the first 36 minutes of the contest, with SUU’s Haley Adams notching the equalizer at 35:26.

Lexi Klinkenberg had two goals for the Eagles and Chloe Williams added the third.

Eastern Washington plays at Northern Arizona on Sunday.

Idaho at Weber State: Kavita Battan scored in the 23rd minute – her first goal of the season – and Idaho (8-4-3, 5-1-1) played to a 1-1 draw against Big Sky foe Weber State after two overtime periods in Ogden, Utah.

Torell Stewart made nine saves for the Vandals.

Paige Stevens tied the game in the 76th minute for the Wildcats with her fourth goal of the season.

The Vandals host Northern Arizona on Friday to start a three-game homestand to finish the regular season.

Washington State at Utah: Hailey Skolmoski scored in the 85th minute to lift Utah over Washington State (6-7-1, 1-5-0) 1-0 in a Pac-12 match in Salt Lake City.

Ella Dederick made six saves in the loss.

The Cougars play at USC on Friday.

Washington at Colorado: Despite keeping the ball in the opponent’s half for most of the second period, Washington (6-8-1, 1-5-0 Pac-12) was unable to find the back of the net for an equalizer and fell to No. 23 Colorado 2-1 in Boulder, Colorado.

Danica Evans put Colorado on the board in the 31st minute and Kimberly Keever evened the score in the 34th minute on her second goal of the season.

Just minutes later, Evans found the net for a second time for the Buffaloes, chipping a ball up to herself then sneaking a kick past the keeper.

Washington travels to face No. 14 UCLA on Thursday and No. 6 USC on Sunday.

Cross country

Washington State men’s cross country team finished ninth among 28 teams at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational in Madison, Wisconsin.

No. 1 Northern Arizona won the men’s team title with 78 points. No. 23 Washington finished in 16th place.

WSU’s Michael Williams led the Cougars with a 15th-place finish, running the 8,000-meter course in a time of 24 minutes, 11.4 seconds. Syracuse junior Justyn Knight won the individual title with a time of 23:53.1.

In the women’s open division, the WSU squad finished fourth with junior Devon Bortfeld leading the way with a fourth-place finish on the 6,000-meter course in a time of 21:22.9.

Michigan State took the women’s title. Washington’s Isobel Batt-Doyle won the individual title in a time of 21:05.0. The Huskies finished in seventh place.

The Cougars men and women compete next Saturday at the Inland Empire Championships in Lewiston.

Men’s basketball

Idaho, which returns its top five scorers from last season, was selected No. 2 in the Big Sky Conference coaches’ poll.

The Vandals, who finished in third place in the conference at 12-6 last season, received one first-place vote and 104 points. Big Sky defending champion Weber State received seven first-place votes and 114 points.

Idaho was tabbed third in the media’s preseason poll, behind Weber State and Montana.

Eastern Washington was tabbed tied for fifth in the media poll with 121 points and seventh by the coaches with 56 points.

Junior hockey

Kimberley at Spokane: The Kimberley Dynamiters scored five straight goals across the second and third periods and beat the Spokane Braves (4-9-0-0) 7-2 in KIJHL action at Eagles Ice-A-Rena.

Mason Jones and Carter Jones scored for the Braves, who play at Nelson on Saturday at 7 p.m.

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