TOPEKA, Kan. — Now this is how to bounce back.

After being swept by Northwest Missouri State, Central Washington’s volleyball team fought its way to a five-set victory over 18th-ranked Drury at the Capital Plaza Invitational on Friday.

Lexi Schamaden and Ashley Kaufman combined for 26 kills and 29 digs as the No. 23 Wildcats defeated Drury 25-22, 25-17, 18-25, 23-25, 18-16.

Trailing 14-12 and 16-15 in the fifth set, Central scored the final three points of the match. West Valley grads Bridgette Webb and Julia Mellander had 11 and seven kills, respectively.

CWU dropped its first match to Northwest Missouri State 25-23, 27-25, 25-17.

Play continues Saturday with the Wildcats taking on Emporia State and fourth-ranked Washburn.

CWU highlights vs. Drury: Lexi Schamaden 13 kills, 17 digs; Ashley Kaufman 13 kills, 12 digs; Bridgette Webb 11 kills, 5 blocks; Diana Fa’amausili 13 blocks; Julia Mellander 7 kills, 11 blocks; Gaby Aihara 53 assists; Kyla Morgan 19 digs.

CWU highlights vs. NW Missouri State: Diana Fa’amausili 9 kills, 3 blocks; Laynie Erickson 8 kills; Ashley Kaufman 6 kills, 5 digs; Julia Mellander 3 kills, 4 blocks; Bridgette Webb 5 kills, 3 blocks; Gaby Aihara 26 assists; Kyla Morgan 12 digs; Sydney Remsberg 9 digs.


YVC blanks Chemeketa

SALEM, Ore. —Corynn Vigil scored twice, and Sophie Painter and Raisa Pleasants both added a goal and an assist as Yakima Valley College dominated Chemeketa, winning 6-0 in an NWAC women’s soccer match Friday.

YVC (4-1-0) was in control throughout, scoring three goals in each half and outshooting the Storm 24-3.

Vigil had a goal in each half, with Painter and Pleasants scoring the other two second-half goals. Ciel McDonald and Tare Rillion had first-half scores for the Yaks.

Eliza Christensen made three saves to earn the shutout.

First half: 1, Yakima Valley, Ciel McDonald (Sophie Painter), 23:20; 2, Yakima Valley, Corynn Vigil, 26:10; 3, Yakima Valley, Tare Rillon (Raisa Pleasants) 30:00.

Second half: 4, Yakima Valley, Pleasants (Natalie Wright) 66:40; 5, Yakima Valley, Painter (Makayla Higbee) 80:40; 6, Yakima Valley, Vigil (Maddie Hoffman) 89:45.

Saves: Eliza Christiensen (YVC) 3, Alyssa Brund (CC) 9, Mariah Jacobson (CC) 9.