Idaho colleges roundup: Vandals finish Boise State volleyball tournament with 3-0 record

STATESMAN STAFFSeptember 15, 2013 

BOISE — Idaho beat North Texas 25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 22-25, 16-14 to complete a three-game sweep at the Courtyard Marriott Bronco Volleyball Classic at Bronco Gym on Saturday — the Vandals’ first tournament championship since 2008. Boise State closed out its portion of the tournament with a 25-11, 25-17, 25-16 victory over Sacramento State. The Broncos finished the weekend 2-1 and improved to 5-4 overall. Meredith Coba of Idaho (6-4) was voted tournament MVP, and made the all-tournament team along with Aly Duffin (BSU), Alyssa Gammel (BSU), Brittany Reardon (BSU), Alyssa Schultz (Idaho) and Katelyn Peterson (Idaho).

BSU MEN’S TENNIS: Andy Bettles has reached the singles semifinals and the doubles finals at the Racquet Club Intercollegiate Invitational at Midland, Texas. The No. 2 seed will play No. 4 Felipe Soares of Texas Tech in the semifinals Sunday. Bettles and doubles partner Brendan McClain will face Illija Cuic and Tin Ostojic of Wichita State in the final.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO VOLLEYBALL: Kylie Nawahine had eight kills and a career-high 24 digs to help the Coyotes (2-7, 2-1 Cascade) beat Northwest 25-20, 25-9, 25-17 in Caldwell.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE VOLLEYBALL: The Crusaders (4-2) swept Holy Names and Cal State Los Angeles at the Route 92 Showdown in Belmont, Calif.

NNU CROSS COUNTRY: Chase Cunningham (Kuna High) led the men to a victory over Treasure Valley Community College by winning the Roger Curran Invitational, while the women also beat TVCC behind second-place finisher Natalie Evans (4k in 15:13.75). Cunningham covered the 6k men’s course in 19:58.71.

NNU MEN’S SOCCER: Fredy Razo scored twice as the Crusaders (0-1-2) tied Dixie State 2-2 in Nampa.

NNU/C OF I WOMEN’S SOCCER: The Crusaders (1-2) beat the Coyotes (2-3) 2-0, giving new coach Mary Trigg her first career victory.

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