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Area roundup: Gonzaga volleyball sweeps Portland in WCC play

McKayla Ferris had 19 kills – the most by a Zag in a three-set match this season – and Gonzaga swept Portland 25-19, 25-21, 25-22 in a West Coast Conference match on Saturday at the Martin Centre in Spokane.

Ferris has reached double-digit kills in 11 matches this season, four of them against conference foes.

The Zags (12-7, 5-4) tallied 57 digs Saturday against Portland, a season high for three-set matches. Senior libero Morgan Douglass led all players with 18, her season-best, while Kuehn added 10 more.

The Zags have swept Portland in three straight matches and beaten the Pilots in seven straight.

The Zags return to the road on Thursday at San Francisco. Gonzaga swept the Dons in October at home.

Portland State 3, Idaho 1: Sarah Sharp had 15 kills and Hayley Mathis added 19 assists with 15 digs but Idaho (7-15, 2-8) lost to Portland State (13-9, 5-5) in four sets 25-13, 25-18, 18-25, 25-20 in Big Sky play in Portland.

Sacramento State 3, Eastern Washington 0: Ka’iulani Ahuna had 10 kills with 11 digs but visiting Eastern Washington (10-9, 5-5 Big Sky) was swept by Sacramento State 25-17, 25-20, 25-20 in Sacramento, California.

Whitworth 3, Willamette 0: Emiko Kahler had 10 kills, Erin White added 38 assists with seven digs and Whitworth (17-5, 11-1) downed visiting Willamette (6-14, 4-8) in straight sets 25-19, 25-15, 25-11 in Northwest Conference action.

Women’s soccer

CC Spokane 4, Treasure Valley 0: Erica Simpson had two goals and CC Spokane shut out Treasure Valley 4-0 in a Northwest Athletic Conference match at SFCC.

Maddy Boyd and Cali Moscrip also scored for the Sasquatch while Molly Webster had three saves for the shutout.

CCS has won four in a row and holds a two-point advantage over North Idaho in the NWAC East Division with two games to play. CCS travels to North Idaho on Wednesday. Both teams have clinched playoff spots.

North Idaho 1, Walla Walla 0: Madeline Roberts scored in the 58th minute and North Idaho (12-1-2, 10-0-2 NWAC) defeated visiting Walla Walla (12-4-2, 8-3-1) 1-0 in Coeur d’Alene.

Tiegan Horton was forced to make just two saves to preserve the clean sheet.

Men’s soccer

Whitworth 2, Pacific Lutheran 1: Alfredo Ornelas scored one goal late in the second half to tie the game and the golden goal in overtime and Whitworth beat visiting Northwest Conference rival Pacific Lutheran 2-1.

The Pirates (9-3-2, 7-1-2) totaled 19 shots, six on goal, while holding the Lutes (8-6-2, 5-4-1) to just eight shots (four on target). Eric Espinoza and Alfredo Ornelas had four shots apiece.

PLU took a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute on Eddie Na’s 11th goal of the season.

Ornelas finished a rebound off a Moi Diaz shot in the 82nd minute to tie it. Whitworth has scored the game-winning or game-tying goal in the last 15 minutes of regulation in seven out of 10 conference matches.

In the 97th minute, Ornelas finished a hard cross from Austin Cassity for the golden goal.

The Pirates host Puget Sound on Oct. 23.

CC Spokane 4, Treasure Valley 0: Jonathan Cortez scored twice and CC Spokane (11-3-3, 11-1-1) won its fifth in a row, beating visiting Treasure Valley (3-12-2, 2-10-1) 4-0 in a Northwest Athletic Conference game at SFCC.

Dominic Welch and Jose Gonzalez added goals for the Sasquatch. Kevin Alvarez made four saves in the shutout.

CCS has clinched a playoffs spot and leads the NWAC East Division by 14 points with two games to play.

North Idaho 2, Walla Walla 1: Jose Perez scored in the 85th minute and North Idaho (6-7-4, 6-5-2 NWAC) topped visiting Walla Walla (9-5-3, 6-5-2) 2-1 in Coeur d’Alene to move into a second-place tie with the Warriors in the NWAC East Division.

Irvin Angulo scored in the 39th minute for the Cardinals.

NIC hosts CC Spokane on Wednesday.