For the second time in three days, Gonzaga (11-7, 4-4) fell to a ranked squad as visiting No. 11 BYU swept the Zags (25-13, 25-16, 25-19) in a West Coast Conference volleyball showdown on Saturday.
Emmy Allen led the Bulldogs with 10 kills, the 14th time this year she’s reached double figures.
Gonzaga hosts Portland on Saturday.
Eastern Washington beats Idaho: Taylor Larsen had a career-high 22 kills, Sophie Miller added 33 assists with 21 digs and Eastern Washington (10-7, 5-3 Big Sky) beat Idaho (7-13, 2-6) in five sets, 26-24, 23-25, 25-19, 21-25, 15-7 in Moscow, Idaho.
Eastern plays at Portland State on Sunday, while Idaho travels to Sacramento State on Thursday.
Whitworth tops Pacific: Erin White’s dump on the final play of the match found the floor to cap a dramatic five-set comeback and visiting Whitworth (15-5 overall, 9-1 NWC) beat Pacific (11-9, 5-5) 18-25, 23-25, 25-18, 25-15, 19-17 in Forest Grove, Oregon, to hold on to sole possession of first place in the Northwest Conference.
Brenna Bruil had 13 kills and four blocks for the Pirates. Emiko Kahler added a dozen kills and 24 digs.
Whitworth hosts Linfield and Willamette next Friday and Saturday.
San Diego 1, Gonzaga 0: Julia Sherwood scored in the 43rd minute and the Toreros edged the Bulldogs (4-7-2, 0-5-0) in West Coast Conference play in San Diego.
The Bulldogs host Saint Mary’s on Friday.
Pacific Lutheran 2, Whitworth 0: The Pirates lost to an undefeated Pacific Lutheran team in a Northwest Conference match at the Whitworth Soccer Field.
The Lutes (10-0-3, 7-0-2) outshot the Pirates (5-8, 4-5) 7 to 3 in shots on goal.
PLU’s Michaela Graddy scored in the 14th minute and added her second goal of the match in the 68th.
Sienna Tanner had five saves for Whitworth.
The Pirates host Puget Sound on Saturday at noon.
North Idaho 1, Yakima Valley 0: Sterling Healy scored in the 11th minute and the Cardinals (11-1-1, 9-0-1) made the lone goal stand up in muddy conditions to beat the Yaks in a Northwest Athletic Conference match in Coeur d’Alene.
Tiegan Horton made four saves in the shutout.
The Cardinals host Columbia Basin on Wednesday.
CC Spokane 1, Columbia Basin 0: Erica Simpson scored in the 87th minute and the Sasquatch (13-0-4, 9-0-1 NWAC) beat the visiting Hawks at SFCC.
North Idaho 2, Treasure Valley 1: Jose Perez and Irvin Angulo scored first-half goals and the Cardinals (5-7-3, 5-5-1 NWAC) won their second in a row, topping the Chukars 2-1 in Ontario, Oregon.
CC Spokane 1, Columbia Basin 0: Kelly Kyllo scored in the 88th minute to lift the Sasquatch (9-3-3, 9-1-1) over the Hawks (4-5-5, 2-5-4) 1-0 at SFCC. Raymond Ruano made three saves for the shutout.
Inland Northwest Classic: Washington State freshman Justin Janke won the individual title and led Washington State to the team title at the Inland Empire Championships at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho.
The North Central graduate ran the 8,000m course in a time of 24 minutes 9 seconds. Other Cougar top-10 finishes were Jake Finney in third and Jackson Haselnus in fifth.
Quentin Purtzer was Gonzaga’s top finisher in sixth, followed by Idaho’s Dqain Stucker in seventh. Issac Kitzen was Eastern Washington’s top runner in ninth place.
The Cougars men were followed by Gonzaga, Idaho, Eastern Washington and Montana.
Sarah Reiter from Eastern Washington won the women’s individual title at 16:33.
Kara Story and Sierra Speiker came in second and third to lead Idaho to the team title. Tracy Myers was the Cougars top finisher in 10th while Amanda Keifer and Kate Wagner finished 22nd and 23rd for the Zags.
Idaho was followed by Montana, Eastern Washington, Washington State and Gonzaga.
NCAA Pre-Nationals: Gonzaga’s Jordan Thurston took sixth place at the LeVern Gibson Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Jessica Mildes was the next finisher for the Zags women in 40th place. The Gonzaga women came in 14th.
Gonzaga’s men had a rough day and finished 31st. Scott Kopczynski and Sumner Goodwin both failed to finish due to injuries, while Kellen Manley had his bib ripped off during a fall that ended in him getting spiked.
Max Kaderabek led the Bulldogs in 62nd place.
George Fox Invite: Kayla Leland (21:44.9) took first place, the Whitworth women second, and the Pirate men earned fourth place at the Wes Cook George Fox Invitational in Brooks, Oregon.
Kayla Leland, Thais Pedro Trujillo and Bailey Scott all finished in the top five of the women’s 6K race.
Grant Bingham was the Pirates’ top men’s finisher in 12th place.
Linfield took the women’s team title and University of Oregon Club won the men’s side.
Andrew Clark scored a power play goal but the Nelson Leafs beat the Spokane Braves (4-10-0-0) 4-1 in KIJHL action in Nelson, B.C.
The Braves play at Fernie on Friday.
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