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Area roundup: Washington State volleyball cruises at tournament

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

From staff and wire reports

Taylor Mims had 18 kills and Washington State (11-1) handled Chattanooga (7-7) in straight sets (28-26, 25-20, 25-18) in the Missouri State Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational in Springfield, Missouri on Saturday. Ashley Brown had a double-double with 17 assists and 11 digs.

Gonzaga 3, UC Riverside 0: Chapin Gray recorded 13 kills with nine digs and Gonzaga (5-7) beat UC Riverside (8-4) in straight sets (25-16, 28-26,25-2) in the final match of the Denver Invitational. Kaylie Loewen added 12 kills for the Zags.

In the early game, Gonzaga lost in five sets (25-18, 25-21, 19-25, 21-25, 15-10) to San Diego State (5-7). Sarah Penner was Gonzaga’s kills leader with 11, while Loewen and Alyse Whitaker added 10 apiece.

Kansas 3, Idaho 1: Kaela Straw had 17 kills but Idaho (5-6) fell to No. 9 Kansas (11-2) in four sets (25-23, 21-25, 25-15, 26-24) in the Santa Clara Tournament in Milpitas, California. Reece Carman added 10 kills with six blocks for the Vandals.

Whitworth 3, Puget Sound 0: Cassandra Mendoza had 14 kills and Whitworth (4-6, 1-1) swept Puget Sound (4-5, 1-1) in three sets (52-21, 25-15, 25-20) in Northwest Conference play in Tacoma. Gracie Meiners had 33 assists for the Pirates.

Everett Tournament: CC Spokane (13-4) beat Tacoma 2-1 and fell to Green River 2-1 in Everett.

Women’s soccer

Whitworth 2, Willamette 1: Kathryn Bischoff scored in the 57th minute on a free kick and Whitworth (2-3, 1-0) edged visiting Willamette (3-1-1, 0-1) in the Northwest Conference opener for both teams. Michelle Whan added a 38th minute marker for the Pirates.

CC Spokane 1, Yakima Valley 1: Sabrina Castaneda scored an unassisted goal and CC Spokane (3-2-1, 1-0-0) earned a draw with Yakima Valley (2-1-2, 0-1-1) in an Northwest Athletic Conference game.

North Idaho 4, Wenatchee Valley 1: Linnea Pretzer scored twice and visiting North Idaho (4-2, 2-0) topped Wenatchee Valley (2-4-1, 0-3-0) in NWAC play. Aunika Capps and Katey Knaack added goals for the Cardinals.

Men’s soccer

Pacific 3, Whitworth 2: Matt Kimball scored twice to help visiting Pacific (4-1, 1-0) edge Whitworth (2-4, 0-1) in a Northwest Conference opener. Jonah Snyder’s 75th-minute goal pulled the Pirates within a goal, but they couldn’t find the equalizer.

North Idaho 4, Wenatchee Valley 1: Irvin Angulo recorded a hat trick and visiting North Idaho (2-3) handled Wenatchee Valley (1-4) in nonconference play. Conner Kinnune added a goal for the Cardinals.

Cross country

Johnathan Stevens and Amy-Eloise Neale swept individual honors and led Washington to a pair of team wins at the Sundodger Invitational cross country meet at Lincoln Park in Seattle.

Stevens finished at 24 minutes, 11.92 seconds, while Neale timed at 20:29.87.

Eastern Washington finished second in the four-team field, with Colton Johnson the top finisher in eighth (24:45.09). Eastern women placed fifth, led by Kaili Keefe in 12th (21:39.27).

In the Open men’s division, Whitworth men placed 12th in the 19-team field and CC Spokane finished in 16th. Come Nzibarega led Whitworth in 41st place (25:49.12) while Ethan Green led the Sasquatch (37th, 25:46.11).

In the Open women’s division, Kayla Leland placed seventh (21:37.29) to pace Whitworth to sixth place in the 20-team field. Jeanna Segaline finished 64th (23:29.02) for CC Spokane, which placed 18th.

Idaho at Gonzaga: Andrea Condie won the women’s race in 17:46.8 and visiting Idaho beat Gonzaga 19-44 in a dual meet. Gonzaga’s Jordan Thurston was second, but the Vandals took 10 of the top 11 spots.

On the men’s side, the Zags took first through third place – led by Sumner Goodwin (24:32.4) – and beat Idaho 20-39. The Vandals top finisher was Grayson Ollar at 24:35.9.

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