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College volleyball: Undefeated Community Colleges of Spokane advances to conference championship round

From staff reports

Alisha Straw led four players in double figures with 13 kills and added six aces Friday as Community Colleges of Spokane (38-0) rallied to defeat Highline 29-31, 25-22, 25-16, 25-17 in the semifinals of the Northwest Athletic Conference Volleyball Championship in Tacoma.

The Sasquatch will meet Pierce (34-4) in the championship round of the double-elimination tournament at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The loser will still have a shot to win the tournament, which ends Sunday.

Joelle Mahowald, Taylor Gould and McKenna Russell combined for 34 kills for the Sasquatch. Lindsey Russell added 52 assists and Alleana Gallagher 19 digs for CCS.

In the quarterfinals, CCS swept Lower Columbia 3-0 as Mahowald, Straw and Gould combined for 35 kills.

North Idaho (25-12) stayed alive in the consolations with a 2-0 win to eliminate Walla Walla. Kayla Neumann had a match-high nine kills and nine digs for the Cardinals, who meet Chemeketa (17-17) at 10 a.m.

(2) Stanford 3, (18) Washington State 1: Kathryn Plummer had a match-high 24 kills to lead the second-ranked Cardinal (25-1, 17-0 Pac-12) past the No. 18 Cougars (19-8, 10-7) in Pullman.

Taylor Mims had 14 kills and eight digs for the Cougars, who won the third game 25-22. WSU trailed the fourth game 20-19 before the Cardinal pulled away.

The regular season is down to three matches.

(20) Washington 3, California 1: Claire Hoffman led four players in double figures with 18 kills and the 20th-ranked Huskies (18-9, 10-7 Pac-12) held off the Golden Bears (14-14, 6-11) in Seattle.

The Huskies scored the final three points of the first game to win 26-24.

Cal’s Mima Mirkovic had a match-high 23 kills.

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