XC preps for Gonzaga
The Idaho cross-country team runs in its first dual meet Saturday in Spokane against Gonzaga. The Idaho women head into the meet after a first place finish at the Clash of the Inland Northwest Sept. 1. The men’s team took second.
Big save, big reward
Senior goalkeeper Torell Stewart was voted this week’s Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week Monday.
Stewart made five saves against Boise State Sunday.
Idaho women’s soccer coach Derek Pittman said he is happy for Stewart.
“It’s a testament to the work that she has put in up to this point,” he said in a news release. “I thought she came in exceptionally prepared for the preseason. She’s playing with a lot of confidence right now, directing and doing all of the things that we’re asking of her behind the back line.”
Stewart made 14 saves in two games Sept. 1 and Sept. 4 in Hawaii. She has a 0.81 save percentage and 0.94 goals against average this season.
Second in the first
The Idaho men’s golf team tied for 11th Tuesday during its first tournament of the year, the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate at Palouse Ridge Golf Course in Pullman.
Freshman Ethan Atherstone tied for second in his first tournament for Idaho. Atherstone stayed consistent with rounds of 70-71-70
Idaho men’s golf coach David Nuhn noticed progress through the 54-hole event.
“We’re starting to see glimmers of what I’ve been trying to get them to focus on,” Nuhn said in a news release. “I like the fight I saw out of a lot of guys.”
Senior Ryan Porch tied for 18th with three-over 216. Porch went 72-70-74.
Atherstone was selected Wednesday as Big Sky Golfer of the Week for his performance.