SPOKANE — Averie Collins scored just nine seconds into extra time as the 17th-ranked Washington State women’s soccer team beat Gonzaga 1-0 on Thursday.

Collins left-footed a shot from 22 yards away past Bulldogs goaltender Isabel Jones for the game-winner.

The Cougars (4-0-0) had a 24-9 edge in shots on goal.

Ella Dederick finished with four saves for Washington State, while Jones made seven stops for Gonzaga (3-2-0).

The Cougars next host Michigan in the first game of the Cougar Classic at 7 p.m. Sept. 13.


Lewiston 3, Moscow 2

Lewiston High junior Hailey Skinner scored twice against nonleague foe Moscow, including the go-ahead goal in the second half, as the Bengals beat the Bears at Walker Field to improve to 3-1 on the year.

Skinner, who had four goals in her past two games, “has had a good week,” coach Richard Gayler said. Gayler also lauded freshman, Ashlynn Skinner, Hailey’s sister, for going on a tear this week. Ashlynn Skinner had scored a hat trick a day earlier and assisted on her sister’s first goal Thursday.

“So (it was) a real good week for both (sisters),” Gayler said. “They’re playing lights out and they just eat up the defense.

“They attack and I can’t say enough about my midfield as well, and the backline. .... It was a good win for us and we’re really developing.”

Partial box

Moscow 1 1—2

Lewiston 1 2—3

Lewiston — Hailey Skinner (Ashlynn Skinner), 24th

Moscow — Ally Gerke, 36th

Lewiston — Hailey Skinner (unknown), 47th

Lewiston — own goal, 75th

Moscow — Chesney Helmke, 79th


Vikings sweep Bears

COEUR d’ALENE — Coeur d’Alene defeated Moscow 25-18, 25-21, 25-13 in nonleague match despite five kills from the Bears’ Caily Wilson.

Also for Moscow, Peyton Claus had 16 assists and Ellie Randall had eight digs.

“Coeur d’Alene, they’re a great offensive team. I give them credit for that,” Moscow coach Toni Claus said.

Logos downs Nezperce in 3

NEZPERCE — Logos scored six points in a row to win the second set and swept Nezperce 25-23, 26-24, 25-21 in a Whitepine League Division II match.

Leading Logos, Hero Merkle had six aces, Olivia Igielski had six kills, and both Igielski and Lucia Wilson had three blocks apiece. Other Logos standouts included Kirsten Wambeke (five kills), Marilea Canul (21 digs) and Sophie Spencer (nine digs).

“Really great defense from all of the back row,” Logos coach Jessica Evans said.

Kendrick sweeps Spartans

WEIPPE — Kendrick beat Timberline 25-7, 25-14, 25-20 in a Whitepine League Division II match.

Cassidy Lustig was “very impressive at the net,” Tigers coach Ann Munstermann said. Munstermann also lauded Mya Brown’s “back row contributions.”

No stats were available.

Mustangs sweep Highland

DEARY — Tona Anderson and Lizzie Stout collected seven kills apiece as Deary swept Highland in a Whitepine League Division II match.

The scores were 25-19, 25-18, 25-15.

Riley Beyer tallied five aces and scored the final seven service points for the Mustangs (2-0, 2-0), and Matteya Proctor had 25 assists.

“Looked really sharp,” Deary coach Dani Jones said. “The girls moved well together and played with good speed.”

JV — Deary def. Highland 25-16, 25-15. 5.

Genesee handles two opponents

Genesee came out of a long day of traveling with two victories, one at Kamiah and the other at Kooskia, where they topped Clearwater Valley.

In Match 1, the Bulldogs (3-0) won 25-10, 25-15 and 25-13, before upending CV 25-12, 25-9, 16-25 and 25-5.

“We stayed focused as a team, spread the ball and served it around,” Genesee coach Pete Crowley said.

Carly Allen logged 10 aces against the Rams, while Molly Hansen racked up eight kills per match. Lucie Ranisate blocked seven in all.

“This team is a full-team effort,” Crowley said. “We have six great hitters and a lot of people can play real good defense.”

Genesee will take part in a Lewiston-staged tournament this weekend before taking on defending state champion Troy on Tuesday.

JV — Genesee def. CV and Kamiah 2-0.

Potlatch by a nose

LAPWAI — Potlatch coach Ron Dinsmoor “didn’t exhale” until Olivia Wise smacked down the match-winning kill in the fifth set.

The Loggers (2-0) rallied from an injury to one of their stars, then survived Lapwai in a back-and-forth Whitepine League bout by scores of 25-16, 26-24, 24-26, 13-25 and 15-11.

“It was a marathon,” Dinsmoor said. “The rallies lasted forever. At times, it looked like they were playing with a balloon.”

Potlatch senior outside hitter Katie Paul rolled her ankle in the second set, which forced Dinsmoor to “change our style a little bit.” Lapwai took advantage and rattled off a couple of game wins. For the Loggers, it “took all 10” to slip by.

Alyssa Felton slapped a team-high 12 kills; Jordan Reynolds added 11 and Wise logged nine kills and seven blocks to spearhead Potlatch. Defensively, freshman Josie Larson had 30 assists, and Charlee Beckner “paid her dues,” finishing with 28 digs, many on run-downs.

“Bottom-line is, good teams find ways to win,” said Dinsmoor. “That’s what we did. ... We got our ball control down and got better.”

JV — Lapwai def. Potlatch 2-1.

Troy flourishes on the road

Troy dominated in both of its matches during a day-long road trip to improve to 3-0.

The Trojans handled Clearwater Valley of Kooskia 25-8, 25-9 and 25-8 before doing much of the same to Kamiah, winning by scores of 25-3, 25-9, 25-6.

Troy, the defending state champions, were paced by All-State players Lindsey Kwate and Morgan Blazzard, both of whom logged 19 total kills.

“Both of those girls did a great job of sharing the offense. It was a collective effort,” Troy coach Deborah Blazzard said.

Kwate added 14 aces on a 23-for-23 service mark.

Troy will take part in this weekend’s Lewiston-based Judy Fong Tournament, which will feature several teams from different classifications.

JV — Troy def. CV, Kamiah 2-0.

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