In the knick of time
Whistle tweets and shouts echoed across the SprinTurf Sunday as the Idaho women’s club soccer team took on Central Washington.
The Vandals tied the Wildcats 3-3 after a back-and-forth matchup on overcast, fall afternoon.
Idaho won 8-1 Saturday against Washington State Tri-Cities.
Non-degree student Celina Fuss pulled a hat trick, in addition to the five goals scored by individuals.
Idaho head coach Mark Spellmire said the team kicked into gear Saturday.
“We started off slow,” he said. “Then we picked it up.”
Three of Idaho’s goals came in the first half.
“After that, we kind knew it was just playing against ourselves,” Spellmire said. “Not to let up, just keep going. We came back and scored another five.”
Sophomore Joelle Stephens took a shot early in the first half of Sunday’s game, only for the ball to slide past the frame.
Another close shot from Tessa Hassinger sailed past the net.
The second half started with a defensive struggle for both teams.
Central was the winner three times over, taking a comfortable 3-0 lead.
Hannah Etengoff took a shot, with an assist from Stephens. The shot was blocked.
Etengoff’s next shot hit the net and sparked the Idaho offense.
“We realized this isn’t OK,” Spellmire said. “We picked it up … in the knick of time.”
Fuss followed with her fourth goal of the weekend and junior Frances Arend closed scoring and tied the game 3-3.
The Vandals play Boise State Nov. 5 and Eastern Washington Nov. 6.
The Idaho men’s basketball teams starts its season with an exhibition match against Carroll College 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Gym.