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Sports Briefs 9/14/16

October 13, 2016

Running south

The Idaho cross-country team competes in the Inland Empire Classic Saturday in Lewiston.

Taking the challenge

The Idaho women’s golf team competes in the Greenville Regional Challenge Monday and Tuesday in Greenville, North Carolina.

The last trip

The Idaho women’s soccer team travels for the last time during the regular season Friday. The Vandals play Weber State 6 p.m. Friday in Ogden, Utah.

Idaho beat Weber State 1-0 Sept. 27, 2015 in Ogden. The game-winning goal was a header off a free kick.

Idaho head coach Derek Pittman said the long road stretches help build up the team.

“It gives us a lot of confidence because we have had success on the road,” he said. “Some of what we faced earlier in the year has given us a lot of resolve and overall toughness to be able to handle being on the road in conference. It’s been really ringing true in the last few games.”

After a 2-1 win over Portland State Sunday, Idaho moved to No. 1 in the Big Sky standings. No. 2 is held by Eastern Washington, Idaho’s only loss in BSC play.

Petrei to Malibu

Sophomore Marianna Petrei will represent the Idaho tennis team at the Oracle/ITA Masters Tournament in Malibu, California. The tournament starts Thursday.

Petrei was the 2016 Big Sky Player of the Year and earned her spot at Oracle/ITA for her 11-0 record during the 2016 spring season. Her .88 winning percentage set a school single-season record.

The tournament has a double elimination 32-players men’s singles draw, a double elimination 32-player women’s single draw and a single elimination 32-team mixed double draw. Mixed doubles teams will be comprised of players from each conference. Wild card players will be paired together or with other conference players without a partner.

Barr drops basketball

Idaho alumna and former women’s basketball Stacey Barr is branching out in the sports world.

Barr was picked No. 68 in the Australian Football League Women’s draft by the Fremantle Dockers.

“It’s awesome for women in sport,” Barr said in a press release. “I haven’t been in (Western Australia) too long, but what I’ve seen is football is pretty big over here and it’s awesome to see they’re going to have a pathway for them.”

After graduating from Idaho, Barr played basketball for the Perth Lynx in Perth, Australia.

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