COEUR d’ALENE — Chloe Knudson had 10 kills, Taylor Foster and Hannah McPhetridge eight kills each as the North Idaho College Cardinals beat Walla Walla Community College 25-18, 25-19, 25-12 in Northwest Athletic Conference play Friday night at Christianson Gymnasium.
Hokulea Vargas had 32 assists for NIC (14-3, 3-0 NWAC), which returns to action next Friday at Yakima Valley College.
Walla Walla is 10-11, 0-2.
• MEN’S SOCCER
North Idaho 1
Blue Mountain 1
PENDLETON, Ore. — The Cardinals generated plenty of offensive chances, but could get only one of their 19 shots into the back of the net, settling for a tie at Blue Mountain Community College in NWAC play.
“We felt like we had the right guys to win today, we just didn’t finish our chances. Their keeper had a couple of big saves,” Cardinals coach Ken Thompson said. “But we did generate a lot of attacks, and that’s better than we’ve done lately.”
Jacob Luhrs’ goal off Dorian Cornichuck’s assist — both sophomores from Alaska — put NIC ahead 20 minutes into the game. Blue Mountain tied it early in the second half and neither team could score in the remaining 32 minutes.
Isaiah Damschen had four saves in goal for NIC (2-3-2 overall, 0-1-1 NWAC), which faces Treasure Valley Community College today in Ontario, Ore.
Blue Mountain is 3-2-3, 0-1-2.
First half — 1. NIC, Jacob Luhrs (Dorian Cornichuck), 20:00. Second half — 2. BM, Melchor Olivera (Jonathan Reynoso), 48:00.
Shots on goal — NIC 19, BM 11.
Saves — NIC, Isaiah Damschen 4; BM, Dalton Mauzay 9.
• WOMEN’S SOCCER
North Idaho 7
Blue Mountain 0
PENDLETON, Ore. — Autumn Stewart recorded a hat trick for the Cardinals in a Northwest Athletic Conference shutout of the Timberwolves.
NIC (4-2-2, 2-1 NWAC) travels to Treasure Valley today.
Blue Mountain is 1-3, 0-2.
First half — 1, NIC, Riley Knauss (unassisted), 1:00. 2, NIC, Autumn Stewart (unassisted), 11:00. 3, NIC, Emmaleah Allen (unassisted), 26:00. Second half — 4, NIC, Stewart (Demi Randall), 53:00. 5, NIC, Sydney Moore (unassisted), 59:00. 6, NIC, Stewart (unassisted), 74:00. 7, NIC, Maya Lewis (unassisted), 90:00.
Shots on goal — not available.
Saves — not available.