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ELLENSBURG — Central Washington closed out the CWU/SPU Invitational with a third straight sweep against Biola Saturday night.

After dispatching Hawaii Pacific and St. Cloud State, the Wildcats rolled past the Eagles 25-21, 25-22, 25-14. Freshman Marianna Payne led the team with 9 kills and former Ellensburg standout Tia Andaya turned in another solid all-around performance with eight kills, 17 assists and three digs.

Central will open GNAC play at Montana State Billings next Thursday.

CWU highlights: Tia Andaya 8 kills, 17 assists, 3 digs; Leanna Shymanski 7 kills, 2 blocks; Sydney Remsberg 16 assists, 4 digs; Laynie Erickson 10 digs; Ashley Kaufman 8 kills, 4 digs; Hannah Stires 25 digs; Marianna Payne 9 kills, 3 blocks.

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Yaks win three to close out crossover

LAKEWOOD — Yakima Valley volleyball didn't drop a set while winning three straight matches against Umpqua, Green River and Shoreline on Saturday at the NWAC Crossover in Lakewood.

The Yaks opened with a 25-19, 25-16, 25-21 win over Umpqua, then beat Green River 25-14, 25-18, 25-22 before sweeping past Shoreline 25-18, 25-19, 25-10 to finish the weekend 3-2. Their only two losses came to Whatcom and host Pierce, the two teams that ended up finishing first and second.

Haylee Holker earned a spot on the all-tournament team with team-highs of 52 kills and 59 digs. Former La Salle standout Courtney Standley directed the offense with 166 assists to complement 53 digs and five aces.

YVC highlights: Haylee Holker 59 digs, 52 kills; Dale Schrier 10 aces, 26 kills, 8 blocks; Courtney Standley 166 assists, 53 digs, 5 aces; Nizhoni Tallman 5 aces, 55 digs, 40 perfect passes; Alandra Acido-Pastor 42 digs, 5 aces, 25 pp; Zoelene Niuamoa 10 aces, 26 pp, 44 digs; Sage McDaniel 24 kills; Kaycee Hazzard 20 kills, 16 digs; Emma Mariscal 10 blocks, 17 kills.

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WOMEN'S SOCCER

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WALLA WALLA 3, YAKIMA VALLEY 0: At Walla Walla, the Yaks (3-1) took their first loss and look to rebound on Wednesday hosting Spokane at 2 p.m.

First half: 1, WW, Emmy Williams, 3:36.

Second half: 2, WW, Williams, 55:50; 3, WW, Lindsey Beaman, 59:40.

Saves: Morgan Bayless (YV) 3, Josey Gunter (WW) 4.

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CROSS COUNTRY

CENTRAL WASHINGTON INVITATIONAL

At Apple Ridge Run

MEN — Team scores: Western Washington 29, College of Idaho 65, Northwest 82, Central Washington 94, Eastern Oregon 103, Green River 153. Winner: Logan Hunt (CI) 19:27 (6K). CWU highlights: 11, Ty Savely 20:19; 18, Rajesh Gill 20:33; 20, Shawn Clough 20:36.

WOMEN — Team scores: College of Idaho 29, Western Washington 51, Northwest 55, Central Washington 83, Eastern Oregon 124, Olympic 179. Winner: Kahea Figueira (CI) 15:33 (4K). CWU highlights: 10, Kay Lester 16:34; 13, Tailer Cochran 16:54; 15, Madison Child 16:57.

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