Crissy Jones had 18 kills, Lauren Sanders blocked six shots and Tanner Bailey piled up 47 assists to propel the seventh-ranked Washington Huskies (11-1, 1-0) to a 25-19, 25-18, 21-25, 25-22 victory over the Washington State Cougars (11-2, 0-1) in a Pac-12 volleyball opener on Wednesday in Pullman.
Taylor Mims tallied a match-high 20 kills for the Cougars, while Penny Tusa chipped in with 17 digs.
Emiko Kahler notched 11 kills, Gracie Meiners handed out 39 assists and Taylor Wicht added 20 digs to power the Whitworth Pirates (5-6, 2-1) to a 25-15, 25-17, 25-11 sweep of the visiting Whitman Blues (1-7, 1-2) in Northwest Conference play.
The Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch (18-3, 2-0) bounced back from a rough second set to post a 3-1 win over the host Walla Walla Bears (15-11, 0-1) in NWAC play. CC Spokane opened with a 25-18 win, but the Bears bounced back to rout the Sasquatch 25-8. CC Spokane recovered to earn 25-15, 25-20 wins in the final two sets.
Juan Martinez scored a goal at 36:03 of the first half and Walla Walla Warriors (6-2, 3-1) goalkeeper Jorge Llerenas made it stand up in a 1-0 victory over the North Idaho Cardinals (2-4, 1-1) in NWAC play in Walla Walla.
Haley Wammock and Chelsea Marozik scored first-half goals and visiting Walla Walla (8-0-1, 4-0-0) topped North Idaho (4-3-0, 2-1-0) 2-0 in an NWAC game. Kinzie Hunter had six saves for the Cardinals.
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