By Journal staff
Idaho State finished the fall season by going winless in a doubleheader Saturday at Utah State.
The Bengals (2-7), who lost 3-0 and 9-1 Saturday, compiled seven hits in the two games combined.
“It was rough,” ISU club coach Sean Persky said. “Not going to win any games when we’re not hitting the ball. Our pitchers are going the distance, the defense is where we it needs to be. We just have to get bats going.”
Tanner Adams was the only player to have multiple hits in a game Saturday, with two in the 9-1 loss.
By ISU Sports Information
Idaho State made quick work of Northern Colorado Saturday evening with a 3-0 sweep at the Bank of Colorado Arena in front of a crowd of 1,012. The Bengals bested the Bears 25-22, 25-24 and 25-22.
Idaho State was led by junior outside hitter Abby Garrity with 14 kills off 36 swings with just two errors to hit .333. Senior outside hitter Chloe Hirst added 12 kills and eight digs. Sophomore libero Haylie Keck finished with a game-high 14 digs while senior setter Makayla Lundin added a team-high 32 assists.
‚ÄúThis was a great team effort,‚ÄĚ Bengals coach Rick Reynolds said. ‚ÄúWe knew it was going to be a battle to top their middles, but we executed our game plan well and served tough. We were able to serve well enough to force them to move the ball around at crucial times.‚ÄĚ
Idaho State (9-15, 6-4 Big Sky Conference) continues conference play Thursday against Idaho at Reed Gym.
ISU Sports Information
Idaho State shined at this week‚Äôs ITA Mountain Regionals, hosted by BYU at the BYU Outdoor Tennis Courts in Provo, Utah. Peter Trhac and David Felix teamed up for the best doubles performance by an Idaho State squad in recent history, advancing to the finals of the 64-draw field.
It was the first time an ISU doubles team had reached the finals of the ITA Mountain Regionals since Mike Castrilli and Omar Rashid won the finals and advanced to the NCAA Tennis Championships in 1993.
‚ÄúThey came out and it didn‚Äôt matter who they played, they simply embraced the style of play that we have been working on,‚ÄĚ Bengals coach Mark Rodel said. ‚ÄúThey unfortunately came up a bit short in the finals against a team that played incredibly well. Both Peter and David represented Idaho State and ISU tennis outstandingly.‚ÄĚ
Trhac and Felix fell to No. 40 Tim Handel and Ruben Montano of Northern Arizona 6-4, 6-1 in the finals. They began with an 8-4 win over New Mexico State‚Äôs Enrique Asmar and Louis Menard in the round of 64 and followed it up with an 8-7 victory over Montana‚Äôs Yannick Schmidl and Alex Canellopoulos to advance to the round of 16.
Vancouver Film Festival winner, “Maudie” will be shown this Sunday, October 22, at 4:30 and 7:00 p.m. in the Bengal Theater, starring Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins, who may be in line for a Best Actress Oscar award for her role as acclaimed artist Maud Lewis, a Nova Scotia woman who works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in her community and around the world.¬† (Rated PG-13)¬† Admission is $3 for the public, $2 for ISU staff or free for ISU students with Bengal ID.¬† For trailer and more information go to¬†¬†www.isucinema.com/maudie.