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Sports Briefs 10/7/16

October 6, 2016

Double home, double away

The Idaho women’s soccer team takes on Sacramento State and Portland State Friday and Sunday after two successful home games last weekend.

Sacramento State currently sits at No. 5 and Portland State is No. 8 in the Big Sky Conference. Idaho is tied for second.

“Sac State’s playing very well right now,” Idaho head coach Derek Pittman said. “The thing about the Big Sky is everybody’s tough, no one’s easy.”

Idaho plays Sacramento State 3:30 p.m. Friday in Sacramento and Portland State 1 p.m. Sunday in Portland.

“Both places are difficult, and it’s never easy on the road in the Big Sky,” Pittman said. “I think both of them are going to give us some challenges.”

New leadership

Colton Raichl was hired Sept. 27 to coach the Idaho men’s lacrosse team. Raichl was a four-year starting attackman for the Vandals 2012-2015.

Club soccer begins

The Idaho women’s club soccer team plays 11:30 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday on the SprinTurf.

Men’s hoops launch season

The Idaho men’s basketball team began practice Tuesday.

“What we hope to accomplish is to set the tone for the entire year, of how hard we play and what we’re trying to get done,” Idaho head coach Don Verlin said. “It’s a really comforting thing as a coach, because I have 12 guys back this year and so I thought our practice went very well for a first day.”

Idaho returns a majority of last year’s team and adds three newcomers. Junior college transfer Brayon Blake and freshmen Trevon Allen and Chance Garvin practiced for the first time as Vandals. The team plays Corban University 8 p.m., Nov. 12.

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