The nitty gritty…
What’s already happened:
- Vandals swept in California
- Broncos hold on to beat U. Montana
What’s happening next:
- Vandals hit the road to take on U.Montana
- Broncos heading to California
Vandals go 0-3 in California; U. Montana next
The University of Idaho went out to California over spring break to hit up some OOC competition in the WCLL and SLC. Unfortunately for the Vandals, the California sun proved to be too much. On March 12, the Vandals gave up a halftime lead and fell 6-8 to Claremont College. On March 16, the Vandals came out on the short end of a slow burn, losing to UCLA 3-5. Finally on March 17, the road-weary boys in black and gold dropped their final match against Santa Clara 7-12.
Idaho is now 2-5 and begins divisional play this weekend on the road against the University of Montana. The Griz are 1-6 (0-1 PNCLL) with surprising losses to D2 Gonzaga and Montana State and D1 Washington State. On the other hand, Montana played BSU tough (see below) and nearly upset #18 University of Utah in Salt Lake. Hard to say how this one will turn out.
Broncos come back, hold on to beat the Griz; Headin’ out Californee Way
Over the weekend the Boise State hosted the University of Montana in Boise. The Broncos came in at 1-3 and on a 3-game skid since upsetting Simon Fraser in February. However, it was Senior Day for the Broncos and they must have felt motivated. BSU put Montana on its heels early and held a 4-2 advantage at the half. The Griz were not to go down without a fight, though, and tallied 4 in the third quarter to take a 6-5 lead heading into the final set. The BSU defense buckled down and held Montana scoreless in the fourth quarter while BSU tallied another 3 to take the victory.
BSU (Kevin Kaup, I’m looking at you) hasn’t put up the game states at MCLA.us yet, so I can’t tell you who did what.
Next up for the Broncos is a trip to California to take on #4 Cal Poly on March 28, followed by Claremont College on March 31.