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College Update: Week of April 8-14

5 - Published April 11, 2012 by in College, MCLA, PNCLL
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  • Boise State defeats Portland State
  • College of Idaho loses to Southern Oregon
  • Vandals prepare for border-rivalry game at Washington State

BOISE STATE 9, PORTLAND STATE 3

Saturday, April 7 – In the battle of Boise (‘s not a) State versus Portland (‘s not a) State, the Broncos proved that that they were the most not-a-state… or the least not-a-state.  I’m not sure.  What I am sure of is that BSU beat PSU by a comfortable margin (compare the Vandals’ slimmer 9-6 victory in March).  The Broncos were lead in scoring by attackmen Gunner Guth (Junior) and Karson Fullmer (Sophomore), who each contributed 5 points.  Goalie Kevin “Rookie” Kaup put up a remarkable .824% save pct, with 14 saves to 3 allowed.

Next up for Boise State is a critical matchup against PNCLL powerhouse University of Oregon, ranked #6 nationally in the latest Nike/Inside Lacrosse Coaches Poll.  The Broncos face a must-win situation in order to secure a spot in the PNCLL playoffs.

BSU continues its media boycott and thus no photos are available.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO 10, SOUTHERN OREGON 22

Saturday, April 7 – Last Saturday in Caldwell, the ‘Yotes took on the Southern Oregon University Raiders.  Coming off a 22-7 shelling by U.Portland the prior weekend, the ‘Yotes were no-doubt hoping for a better result… and in a way they got it — the margin of victory was 3 points smaller.  Despite a 6-point (4g, 2a) performance by freshman attackman Austin Mendiola, the ‘Yotes were never able to compete.  Now 0-2 in division play and 1-3 overall, the ‘Yotes find themselves in the basement of the PNCLL D2-South.

Next College of Idaho travels to Salem, OR to take on fellow basement-dweller Willamette on Saturday, April 14.

Evidently neither C of I nor SOU are capable of putting up any game-media, and so you’ll find none here upon which to gander.

IDAHO TO TAKE ON WAZZOU

Also on Saturday, the Vandals will trek 8 miles from Moscow, ID to Pullman, WA to take on the resurgent Washington State University Cougars.  The Vandals are a bit mysterious this year, having hung with higher level California competition, but scraped by U.Montana by only 1.  Meanwhile, the Cougs nearly upset U.Washington and easily defeated Montana 16-11.  Even so, the Idaho has never lost to Wazzou.  The loser is pretty much out of the playoff picture so plenty is on the line.

While Idaho hasn’t played since being ruined by Simon Fraser two weeks ago, they did dutifully post some pics up on their well-maintained Facebook page.  Here’s a couple for visual interest.

Midfielder Mykeal Wheeler with one of the few Vandal victories on the day.

Midfielder Patrick Tunison takes a rip.

Idaho LSM Ben Frey's mustache means business.

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