Community Colleges of Spokane is one win away from a 40-0 volleyball season.
Brooklyn Rainer, Joelle Mahowald, Taylor Gould and McKenna Russell combined for 41 kills Saturday to lead the Sasquatch (39-0) to a 21-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-19 victory against Pierce (34-5) in the Northwest Athletic Conference Championship winner’s bracket in Tacoma.
CCS advanced to the title round and will meet Highline (33-11) at 2 p.m. Sunday. Highline, which lost to the Sasquatch on Friday, would have to win twice to capture the title.
Alleana Gallagher added 19 digs and Lindsey Russell 47 assists for the Sasquatch, who have dropped just two sets at the tournament.
Highline earlier eliminated North Idaho 2-0. Kayla Neumann and Hailee Etter combined for 27 kills as NIC (26-13) opened the day with a 2-1 win over Chemeketa.
Colorado junior John Dressel (Mt. Spokane High) placed ninth at the NCAA Division I Championships in Madison, Wisconsin.
Dressel completed the 10,000-meter Thomas Zimmer Championship Course in 29 minutes, 16.9 seconds, 8.9 seconds. Winner Morgan McDonald, of Wisconsin, ran 29:08.3.
Washington senior Tanner Anderson (North Central) placed 19th in 29:40.8. Portland redshirt senior Nick Hauger (Shadle Park), who won the West Coast Conference and West Region championships, finished 40th in 29:58.5.
- Whitworth senior Marissa Mount placed 38th at the NCAA Division III Championships in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, finishing the 6,000 meters in 21:56.0.
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