Alisha Straw tallied 14 kills and 13 digs, and CC Spokane topped Clark College 25-22, 25-17, 25-11 in the first round of the NWAC Championship in Tacoma on Thursday.
Lindsey Russell added 42 assists and Alleana Gallagher notched 14 digs for the Sasquatch (36-0), who advance to play Lower Columbia today.
North Idaho opened the day with a 25-23, 16-25, 25-18, 22-25, 15-13 loss to Linn-Benton but bounced back with a 25-22, 25-21 win over Bellevue in the elimination bracket.
Haylee Templeton tallied 46 assists against Linn-Benton and 26 against Bellevue. Kynzey Mitzel totaled 39 digs in the first match and 12 in the second. NIC (24-12) will play either Edmonds or Walla Walla next.
Washington fell to Lipscomb 5-4 on penalties after a scoreless match in Seattle in the first round of the NCAA Championship.
The Huskies (12-7) outshot the Bisons (9-9) 14-5 and had eight shots on goal to none for Lipscomb, but UW failed to find a goal.
Lipscomb advances to play Portland, which knocked off UCLA 1-0.
CC Spokane women’s soccer coach Jim Martinson has stepped down after 19 seasons coaching the Sasquatch. Martinson was named the Eastern Region Coach of the Year nine times and compiled a 250-88-54 record at CCS. Brock Ogami will take over for Martinson.
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