Idaho colleges roundup: Boise State reaches four title matches in home tourney

STATESMAN STAFFSeptember 22, 2013 

BOISE — Morgan Basil and Bobbi Oshiro led the Broncos on the second day of the Jack Taylor Classic women’s tennis tournament by advancing to the singles final of their respective flights. Boise State went 9-5 in singles and 5-2 in doubles Saturday, giving the Broncos a two-day record of 31-11. The Broncos also advanced two doubles teams to Sunday’s title round with Sandy Vo and Basil, and Anissa Bryant-Swift and Sammie Watson reaching the championships. Sunday’s championship action begins at 9 a.m. at the Appleton Tennis Center at BSU.

BSU MEN’S TENNIS: Nathan Sereke fell to Cal’s Nikhil Jayashankar 6-3, 6-0 at the Napa Valley Tennis Classic in St. Helena, Calif. Teammate Thomas Tenreiro was also defeated by USTA National Team member Sameer Kumar 3-6, 6-3, 16-14.

BSU VOLLEYBALL: The Broncos lost to Utah State 26-24, 25-21, 18-25, 25-17 at home. Sarah Horton led BSU (5-6, 0-2 Mountain West) with 13 kills, and Alyssa Gammel had 10 kills and two blocks.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO VOLLEYBALL: The Coyotes defeated Northwest Christian 9-25, 25-11, 25-22, 25-18. Liz Myers led the C of I (4-7, 4-1 Cascade Conference) with 12 kills, followed by Sofia Anxo with 10. Janel Porter and Sierra Porter chipped in 20 and 19 digs, respectively.

C OF I WOMEN’S SOCCER: University of Great Falls earned its first ever win over the Coyotes, 2-0 in Salt Lake City. It’s the third straight loss for the C of I (2-5).

C OF I MEN’S SOCCER: A second-half rally came up short as the Coyotes lost to Northwest University 2-1 in Caldwell. Joe Bolin scored the lone goal for the C of I (1-5, 1-1 CCC).

C OF I/NNU CROSS COUNTRY: Hillary Holt topped the field as the C of I women won the Coyote Twilight in Caldwell. Holt picked up her seventh straight individual title in 19 minutes, 11 seconds, and led three C of I women in the top five. NNU took third place behind Natalie Evans’ sixth-place finish (19:23). On the men’s side, Eastern Oregon ended the host Coyotes’ four-year reign in the event. The C of I placed fourth as a team, while NNU took sixth. Four-time C of I All-American Greg Montgomery, competing unattached, won the race with a time of 25:45.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE VOLLEYBALL: Four points away from being swept on the road by Western Oregon, the Crusaders rallied for a 15-25, 23-25, 25-21, 25-13, 15-9 victory in Monmouth, Ore. Elayna Rice led NNU (6-2, 2-0 GNAC) with a match-high 20 kills and 13 digs.

NNU WOMEN’S SOCCER: The Crusaders forged a 0-0 tie with Simon Fraser in Nampa, despite outshooting the Clan 15-6. Goalie Argia Phillips made one save for her first shutout of the season for NNU (1-3-1, 0-1-1 GNAC).

NNU MEN’S SOCCER: Simon Fraser rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Crusaders in Nampa. Fredy Razo scored the first goal of the game for NNU (0-3-2, 0-2-0 GNAC), and John DiLulo had the assist.

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