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Area roundup: Idaho men repeat as Big Sky golf champions; UI women repeat as conference tennis champs

Idaho rallied from four strokes back of Sacramento State to win its second consecutive Big Sky Conference men’s golf championship, finishing at 22-under 842 at Boulder Creek GC in Boulder City, Nevada.

The Vandals broke their own 54-hole record set at last year’s tournament.

Vandals Ryan Porch and Daniel Sutton tied for second at 9-under 207, a stroke back of individual champ Evan Russell of Hartford, in leading Idaho to a seven-stroke victory over Sacramento State in the eight-team field. Porch finished with a 65 and Idaho shot 17 under on the final day, both the lowest rounds of the weekend.

Rylee Iacolucci finished at 217, Iam Kim 224 and Jake Scarrow 225 for Idaho.

Stanford won its third consecutive Pac-12 men’s championship, finishing at 18 under over 72 holes at The Country Club in Salt Lake City, 29 strokes ahead of runner-up California. Washington placed fourth at 23 over and Washington was ninth at 56 over.

Arizona State’s Jon Rahm was the individual champion at 12-under 272.

Washington’s Corey Pereira finished at 1-under 283 and tied for ninth to pace the Huskies. Derek Bayley was WSU’s top golfer at 4-over 288, tying for 19th.


Idaho women’s team swept Northern Arizona 4-0 in Sacramento to win its second straight Big Sky Championship and third overall. Ana Batiri, Celine Koets and Maria Tavares picked up singles victories while Lucia Badillos and Marianna Petrei won it doubles.

The men lost 4-3 to Weber State in the championship match.


North Idaho 5-9, Columbia Basin 3-1: The Cardinals (27-9, 20-4) swept a doubleheader from the Hawks (27-13, 17-7) in Pasco and took over first place in the NWAC East Division.

The Cardinals scored four runs in the sixth inning of the opener and held on to win. In the second game, pitcher Amber Hawkes gave up just two hits and struck out five while Abby Howard had four RBIs and Chloe McIntosh drove in three runs.

CC Spokane 2-11, Big Bend 0-2: The Sasquatch (25-13, 16-8) swept the Vikings (7-23, 6-18) in Moses Lake and are just percentage points out of third place in the NWAC East Division.

Michele Strauss (17-3) pitched a no-hitter and had nine strikeouts in the opener. She threw a two-hitter in the second game and Erika Hall hit a grand slam.

Utah 6, Washington 5: The Huskies (32-11, 13-8 Pac-12) scored three runs with none out in the bottom of the seventh but then left two runners aboard in falling to the Utes (31-15, 12-6), who scored four runs in the top of the inning to snap a 2-2 tie.

Women’s soccer

Spokane 5, Yakima United 2: Megan Lindsay had a hat trick and an assist as the Shadow won its inaugural game in the Northwest Premier League with a win at Yakima.

Marissa Mykines and Sarah Cox also scored for the Shadow while Kellie Zakrzewski and Tiara Pittman-Thomas added assists.

Men’s soccer

Spokane 0, Yakima United 0: The Shadow maintained their unbeaten record on the road entering their third year in the Evergreen Premier League with a scoreless draw. Spokane goalkeeper Raymond Ruano posted the shutout.

The two-time champion Shadow have never lost an away match, going 12-0-2 over the league’s first two seasons.

Track and field

Matthew Swanson’s third-place finish in his men’s 800 section highlighted Washington State’s day at the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford where six Cougars competed on Sunday. Swanson finished in 1 minute, 50.48 seconds, his season best.

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