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Busy week for Knight volleyball, home matches Friday, Saturday

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VOLLEYBALL (1-10, 6-24)

What a week.  Four matches in six days to end the regular season.  Monday the Knights lost to Spokane 3-0 in the Lilac City, and now play today on the road and then finish with home matches Friday and Saturday.  Busy.


Wednesday, Walla Walla (8-3, 24-12) away.

This is the final road trip of the season for WVC.  Today they venture to Walla Walla to take on the third-place Warriors.  Last month WWCC beat the Knights 3-1 in W.B. Smith Gym to extend their string of wins over Wenatchee to five.  Walla Walla leads the series 11-6 and 5-4 in the Southeast corner of the state.


Friday, Big Bend (5-7, 11-21) home.

The Hawks fly into town Friday.  In October Big Bend broke a 13-match Wenatchee Valley win streak in the series by winning 3-1 in Moses Lake. BBCC is in a battle with Columbia Basin for the fourth playoff spot in the East Region.  Overall WVC lead the series 13-2 and is 5-1 at home.


Saturday, Treasure Valley (3-9, 11-17) home.

The season concludes with a visit by Treasure Valley Saturday afternoon.  This series has been back and forth with neither team ever having more than a one-game lead.  They are currently knotted a seven apiece following the Chukars league opening win at Ontario.


Standings: Blue Mountain 12-0, Spokane 9-2, Walla Walla 8-3, Columbia Basin 5-6, Big Bend 5-7, Treasure Valley 3-9, Yakima Valley 3-9, Wenatchee Valley 1-10.


WOMENS SOCCER (2-12-2, 2-14-2)

The program has struggled for the past several years (last winning season was 2006), but this season from the angle of a few statistics was the best in the last four.


* Average goals scored first nine games 0.44.  Average second nine games 1.56.

* Average goals scored per game 1.00, the best in three years.

* Average goals given up per game 3.56, the lowest in five years.  The last four years averaged 6.19.

* League record of 2-12-2, the best in four years.

* Fifth place finish in league, the best in four years.


Final Standings: Walla Walla 14-1-1, Spokane 12-1-3, Columbia Basin 7-7-2, Treasure Valley 2-10-4,Wenatchee Valley 2-12-2, Yakima Valley 0-16-0


MENS SOCCER (2-8-3, 3-9-4)

A tough season for the Knights among East Region teams. ..they had their fifth straight fifth-place finish.  They did do pretty well defensively in giving up 1.94 goals per game, their lowest total in four years.  On the other hand, their 1.13 goals scored per game are the lowest in the 17 years of the program (and six of those came in the first game, 6-1 over Southwestern Oregon).


Final Standings: Walla Walla 10-0-3, Spokane 7-4-2, Columbia Basin 4-4-5, Treasure Valley 3-9-1, Wenatchee Valley 2-8-3