Taylor Mims had 19 of her career-high 26 kills in the final two sets Saturday to power Washington State to a 3-1 volleyball win over 17th-ranked Northern Iowa in nonconference play in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Ashley Brown added 44 assists and Claire Martin 10 kills for the Cougars (4-0), who also defeated the Panthers (2-4) 3-1 on Friday.
WSU won the first set 25-23 after trailing 18-15. After dropping the second set, WSU closed the third set with a 7-1 run for a 25-23 win. The Panthers led the final set by six points before the Cougars stormed back.
OTHER VOLLEYBALL NOTES:
* Kennedy Kaminsky finished with a career-best 14 kills and four blocks and Eastern Washington improved to 5-2 for the first time since 2005 with a 3-1 win over Louisiana Tech (1-5) at the UND Classic in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Kamille Langford added a career-high 12 kills and Samantha Boever had 42 assists and 10 digs for the Eagles. Boever was named to the all-tournament team.
* Reece Carman had 14 kills during her first action of the season and Idaho (3-2) rallied for a 3-2 win over Cal State Northridge (2-3) at the Pepperdine/CSUN challenge in Northridge, California.
* Missy Huddleston's match-high 24 kills helped Montana (1-5) hold off Gonzaga 25-20, 25-20, 16-25, 11-25, 17-15 at the Montana Tournament in Missoula. The Bulldogs (0-5) led the fifth set 14-13 but couldn't score the winner. Chapin Gray had a career-high 17 kills and Sarah Penner added 13 for the Zags. GU's Mary Marzo had a career-high 47 assists and eight digs.
* Jessica Schmautz had 30 kills on the day and Whitworth won twice to complete its stay at the season-opening Oregon Trail Classic in Newberg, Oregon, with a 4-0 record. Madison Douglas added 10 kills and Erin White had 38 assists as the Pirates opened the day with a 3-0 sweep of New Rochelle (New York). Lauren Budde had eight kills in the Pirates' sweep over Johnson & Wales (Colorado). Whitworth dropped just two sets at the tournament.