Idaho colleges roundup: Vandals’ Petrino says, ‘It’s been a really good spring’

Idaho football coach Paul Petrino said he saw continued progress and a balanced effort in a two-hour scrimmage in the Kibbie Dome on Monday. The offense produced 14 scores and the defense scored its first two touchdowns of the spring — interception returns by Dorian Clark and Isaiah Taylor.

“It was about 50-50 today,” Petrino said. “There were a lot of plays made. There were some good plays by the defense. It’s been a really good spring. It’s been by far the best we’ve played since I’ve been here. We just have to keep getting better.”

Sophomore Matt Linehan connected on 21-of-36 passes for 329 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Senior Dezmon Epps caught 14 passes for 273 yards and two scores, junior Jacob Sannon added seven receptions for 143 yards, and sophomore Aaron Duckworth had 24 carries for 96 yards and two TDs.

The spring game is Friday night.

BOISE STATE WOMEN’S GOLF: Junior Sammie Pless opened with back-to-back birdies and added two more on the back nine en route to a 1-over 73 and a tie for sixth place, leading the Broncos in the first round of the Mountain West Championships at the Dinah Shore Tournament Course in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Boise State shot 13-over 301, while No. 27 San Diego State leads the tournament at 288.

BSU WOMEN’S TENNIS: The 10th-seeded Broncos will face No. 7 Nevada in the opening round of the Mountain West Championships at noon Wednesday in Albuquerque, N.M.

IDAHO WOMEN’S GOLF: The Vandals (301) sit alone in second place — four strokes off the lead held by Southern Utah — after the first day of the Big Sky Championships in Chandler, Ariz. Leilanie Kim is tied for seventh at 3-over 147.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO WOMEN’S GOLF: The Coyotes are in second place after the first day at the Cascade Conference Championships in North Plains, Ore. Rocky Mountain High graduate Gabrielle Giesbrecht (88-83—171) shot the low round for the C of I (700), which trails Concordia by 34 strokes.

C OF I MEN’S GOLF: The Coyotes are last in the five-team field at 649 after the first day of the Cascade Conference Championships in North Plains, Ore. Alex Day led the C of I with a two-round total 146. Concordia leads the team race with a 577.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE WOMEN’S GOLF: Samantha Miller shot the lowest round, a 3-over 74, on the first day of the GNAC Championships in Coeur d’Alene, and the Crusaders (326) sit in third place. Western Washington leads at 311.

NNU MEN’S GOLF: The defending champion Crusaders are 21 shots behind leader Simon Fraser (558 to 581) after the first day of the GNAC Championships in Coeur d’Alene. Connor Magnuson shot rounds of 70-74 on the par-71 and is tied for fifth at 2-over 144.