Cal State San Bernardino rallied from a 0-2 deficit to keep its winning tradition alive, defeating Central Washington, 26-30, 31-33, 30-16...
LOS ANGELES — Cal State San Bernardino rallied from a 0-2 deficit to defeat Central Washington, 26-30, 31-33, 30-16, 30-27, 15-8, in a semifinal match of the NCAA Division II Pacific Regional volleyball tournament.
Traci Weamer led all players with 24 kills. She also added 17 digs and four total blocks for CSUSB (21-7).
It was seventh-seeded Central Washington’s (23-5) first defeat after having a 2-0 lead since November 2002. Crystal Ames led CWU with 15 kills, and Stephanie Powell added 14. Ames also added 14 digs.
Eastern Washington team defeated Portland State in the semifinals of the Big Sky Conference tournament, 30-23, 26-30, 30-21, 34-32.
With the Eagles (23-8) leading 33-32 in the fourth game, a PSU attack off an Andrea Verdoljak serve hit out of bounds for match point.
Against the Vikings, Verdoljak set a career high for digs in a season with 518 and is currently second all-time in EWU history. She also is third all-time in the conference with 1,594 career digs.
• Washington State put up a good fight but went down to Oregon State, 30-22, 28-30, 30-26, 30-28, in the Cougars’ final home match.
Kristin Murray led Oregon State (10-12, 6-10 Pac-10) with 18 kills, and Katelyn Healy and Kristy Mortensen each had 10 digs. WSU (9-21, 2-15) had four players with double-figure kills, with Brittany Johnson and Jalen Pendon leading with 15 and 14, respectively.
Katie Wullbrandt scored in the ninth round of penalty kicks to lift Puget Sound past Macalester and into a quarterfinal berth of the NCAA Division II tournament.
Neither team could find the back of the net for 110 minutes of regulation and two overtimes. The two goalkeepers proved to be the strongest players on the field. In the shootout, both teams finished the initial five rounds with four goals. After Williams’ save in the top of the ninth round, Wullbrandt converted on her shot.
Loggers goalkeeper Erin Williams made five saves for her 20th shutout of the season. The Loggers will meet the University of Chicago at 11 a.m. PST today for a shot at the national semifinals in Greensboro, N.C., next weekend.
• Megan Rapinoe scored a pair of goals as host Portland defeated Arizona 4-0 to advance to the NCAA Division I quarterfinals. Lindsey Huie and Elsa Hume also scored for the undefeated Pilots (21-0-1).
The Washington women won 10 of 11 events to defeat Idaho 115-79, improving to 11-2 in dual meets.
Washington swept two events, the 200 and 50 freestyle. In the 200, Caitlyn Shortt (1 minute, 54:31 seconds), Lindsey Sharp and Blythe Murray finished in the top three. In the 50, Brittany Epperson (24.11), Kimberly Jasmer and Kelly Corcoran finished in the top three.
• Idaho cruised past the Seattle University women 152.5-52.5 in a dual meet at the Connolly Center.
The Vandals won 10 of the 11 events contested and showed quality depth by taking first, second and third in three consecutive events toward the end of the meet. Lindsay Gall was Seattle’s lone event winner, posting a season best in the 100 butterfly of 59.22 seconds.
• Puget Sound swept Pacific Lutheran in a Northwest Conference meet, winning the men’s competition 108-80 and the women’s event 136-54.
• Three Washington men’s soccer players were named to the All-Pac-10 team: first-team defender Ty Harden and second-team midfielder Mike Chabala and forward Ely Allen.
• Corina Beyer of Hayden Lake, Idaho, and Kelly Hyder of Huntington Beach, Calif., have signed letters of intent to play volleyball at Washington State.
• Bob Hewitt-Gaffney of Gillette, Wyo., Dan Geib of Reno, Nev., and Anna Layman from Spokane Valley have signed letters of intent to run track for Washington State.
Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.