Athletes of the week
Trey Farquhar- Football
Idaho’s senior kicker continues to make the case that he could be one of the nation’s best. Two weeks ago against Wyoming, Farquhar was 3-3 with a long field goal of 53 yards. Saturday against New Mexico State, the Redlands, Calif., native was even better. He went 4-4 and connected on field goals from 32, 39, 53 and 55 yards out. The 55-yarder tied a career-long set by Farquhar last year at San Jose State. In addition to contributing 12 points to Idaho’s total, Farquhar knocked down two PAT attempts. He’s yet to miss a PAT this season. Farquhar was given the Placekicker of the Week award by College Football Performance Awards.
Jenna Ellis- Volleyball
The true freshman defensive specialist holds a starting role on the Vandal volleyball team this year, but Ellis’ best performance of the season came Friday in a five-set win at Seattle University. The Pocatello native had a career-high six service aces, the second-most by any WAC player this year. It’s also the sixth-highest single-match total in Idaho history. Ellis tallied 10 digs, third most among Idaho players during Friday’s game. Ellis’ 27 service aces this season leads all Vandals.
Jose Bendeck/Cesar Torres- Tennis
The South American duo played doubles together at this past weekend’s Boise State Fall Classic and won the Blue Flight doubles championship. Bendeck, a Colombia native and Torres, a Peru native, eliminated Seattle U’s Ian Clare and Gus Orlando 8-2 in the first round, defeated Gonzaga’s Levin Guillermo and Vladimir Mijatovic 8-5 in the quarterfinals and took down the Zags’ Alvaro Nazal and Vicente Varas 8-5 in the semifinals. In the final, Bendeck and Torres handled Alfredo Desiati and Jason Proctor with ease, beating the Abilene Christian pair 8-3.
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