For the second consecutive Sunday, the Washington State volleyball team came back from a two-set deficit to upset a nationally ranked team as the Cougars defeated No. 23 California 21-25, 16-25, 25-22, 25-23, 15-10 at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley.
Freshman Kyra Holt led the Cougars (18-13, 5-13 Pac-12) with a career-high 28 kills, hitting .304, and had 11 digs. Camryn Irwin had 55 assists and 18 digs. Libero Kate Sommer had a career-high 36 digs, the second-most digs in a match in WSU history.
The Golden Bears (17-10, 10-8) were led by Christina Higgins with 26 kills.
This was the first win for WSU over Cal since 2002 and the first win for WSU in Berkeley since 2001.
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Eastern Washington was seeded third for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. The Eagles, who capped an 8-0 Big Sky Conference season with a 42-41 win over Portland State on Saturday, received a first-round bye and will host a game Dec. 7 against the winner of the South Dakota State at Northern Arizona first-round game.
Richard Woodworth led six Western Washington players in double figures with 22 points as the Vikings rolled over Quest University 138-85. The seventh-ranking Vikings (3-0) stretched their school-record home winning streak to 30 games.
Catherine Miles scored in the sixth minute, propelling host Western Washington to a 2-0 triumph over St. Edward’s in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Championships.
WWU’s second score was an own goal in the 42nd minute. The Vikings (20-1-1) advance to face defending national champion West Florida in the Final Four in Evans, Ga., Dec. 5.
Seattle University’s Iris Ivanis was named the Western Athletic Conference freshman of the year. Ivanis was also voted second-team All-Western Athletic Conference alongside SU sophomore Martina Samadan. The six-member WAC all-freshman team also included SU setter Kerry Lane.
From sports-information reports.