Vikings, Hornets come to Moscow — Idaho hosts Portland State, Sacramento State this weekend 10.01.2015

  As the Idaho soccer team gears up for Portland State and Sacramento State, Idaho’s difference between this year’s team and last year’s is drastic, starting with the record. The Vandals stand at 6-4-1 with a 2-0 Big Sky Conference record after wins over Idaho State and Weber State last weekend. At this time last

Two Vandals earn POW awards — Poertner, Lloyd win POW awards, Idaho prepares for Big Sky play 09.24.2015

Having one player named conference player of the week is already impressive, but having two in the same week is a rarity. Idaho made this happen this week as Big Sky Conference play begins. Goalkeeper Amanda Poertner and junior midfielder Alyssa Lloyd were honored by the Big Sky Conference as Defensive and co-Offensive Players of

First season for Pittman yields mixed results 05.07.2015

Despite slow start, Vandal soccer was threat in Big Sky For any team, the transition into a new conference and a new head coach can be difficult. For the Idaho women’s soccer team, it had to transition into both at the same time in 2014. After Pete Showler, the all-time winningest coach in school history

Spring play looking good 04.20.2015

Idaho closes out Vandal alumni and NIC during Moms’ Weekend Idaho soccer closed out its final full game of the spring season with a 2-0 win against North Idaho College.

Idaho lacks intensity in win 04.16.2015

Vandals net five goals inblowout victory over SFCC Through three games this spring, the Vandal women’s soccer team had a total of three goals. In their fourth game of the spring Tuesday night in Spokane, the team exploded for five goals in a shutout victory over Spokane Falls Community College. In some cases, netting five

Chemistry key for Vandals 04.14.2015

Experience drivesVandal soccer in 2015 Coming off a 4-14-2 fall season in2014, the Vandal soccer team wentinto the spring looking to improveand further build team chemistry. Through three games this spring,the Vandals are making steps towardthe continued improvement for theupcoming fall season, which hasalready begun in some ways, Idahocoach Derek Pittman said. The Vandals will

Defense shines for Vandals in Portland 04.06.2015

Idaho splits weekend soccer games For the Idaho soccer team, defense has been a focal point of its spring season. The defense, along with improvement in the weight room, showed over the weekend as the Vandals grabbed their first win of the spring. The Vandals split with a pair of NAIA teams with a victory

Vandal soccer back in action 03.30.2015

Idaho opens spring exhibitionseason with familiar face With approximately 90 minutes separating the University of Idaho campus in Moscow and the Gonzaga campus in Spokane, the two teams face each other on a regular basis. But there is more than just close proximity linking the two programs. Before becoming the head coach for the Vandals

Idaho winless in final five 10.30.2014

Idaho the latest victim of Illinois State’s onslaught The Vandals’ final road trip of the season proved to be troublesome, as the Missouri Valley Conference regular season champion Illinois State defeated Idaho 8-0.

Pilots soar over Idaho 10.27.2014

Idaho soccer winless in final four Big Sky games The Vandals went into their final weekend of Big Sky play tied for second place with Portland State, but after two, two-goal losses over the weekend, the Idaho soccer team (4-13-2 overall, 4-4-2 Big Sky) is tied for sixth place.

Vandals, Vikings and Bears, oh my 10.23.2014

Parity is defined as the state or condition of being equal. The condition defines the Big Sky Conference soccer standings as teams head into the final stretch of the season. With two weeks left before the Big Sky Tournament begins on Nov. 6, 10 of the 11 teams in the conference are still alive for

Idaho’s push for title continues 10.20.2014

Vandals’ fifth overtime game of the season nets similar result After trailing in-state rival Idaho State for more than 70 minutes on Idaho’s Senior Day, the Vandal soccer team was lifted from the loss column by two of the youngest players on the roster.

Overtime woes continue 10.17.2014

Vandals fall 3-2 in double overtime to Weber State Homecoming Weekend got off to a bumpy start for Idaho athletics as the Vandal soccer team lost a heartbreaker to Weber State Friday afternoon 3-2 in double overtime.

Welcoming Weber 10.16.2014

Along with home volleyball and football games, Homecoming also encompasses the Vandal soccer team as it prepares to host Weber State to kickoff the final home weekend of the season at Guy Wicks Field.

Started from the bottom 10.16.2014

Vandals roaring toward Big Sky Tournament Through nine nonconference games, the Idaho soccer team had been outscored 24-2 and appeared to be in for another long season.

Idaho soars over Eagles 10.13.2014

Idaho looking likelegitimate Big Sky threat Eastern Washington shutout Idaho 4-0 on Aug. 29 at Guy Wicks field. On Sunday the tide was turned, as sophomore defender Gabby Leong scored the first goal early in the second half to lift the now surging Vandals (4-10-1 overall, 4-1-1 Big Sky) over the Eagles (5-6, 2-3) 1-0.

Double trouble 10.09.2014

Pease twins propel Idaho Soccer Twins are nothing new in the world of college sports. Stanford had the Lopez twins, Kansas had the Morris twins and now Idaho has the Pease twins.

A comeback story 10.09.2014

Vandals making something out of once bleak season Any team in search of inspiration should look no further than the Idaho soccer team. The season looked bleak after the team completed its nonconference schedule. The Vandals went winless in nine games and were outscored 24-2.

Battle for first 10.09.2014

Idaho to face Montana for first place in Big Sky Coming off another successful weekend, the Idaho soccer team (3-9-1 overall, 3-0-1 Big Sky) now prepares for its biggest challenge yet, facing the Big Sky leading Montana Grizzlies.

Idaho chops down Lumberjacks on pitch 10.06.2014

Baggerly, Leong lift Vandals past Jacks, Vandals move into second place in conference Coming off a grueling double overtime 2-2 tie with Southern Utah on Friday night, Idaho remained undefeated in Big Sky play as the team held off Northern Arizona 2-1 on Sunday.

Big wins in Big Sky 10.02.2014

Idaho to battle for first place in Utah After a successful opening weekend in the Big Sky, the Vandals (2-9, 2-0 Big Sky) now prepare for the biggest game of the this season thus far.

Two Battan goals, two vandal victories 09.30.2014

Vandals open Big Sky play with a bang After going winless in nine non-conference games, the Idaho soccer team turned things around to start 2-0 in Big Sky play after the weekend.

Vandals open Big Sky play at home 09.25.2014

Idaho opens Big Sky play with Northern Colorado It is a new beginning for the Idaho soccer team as it shifts its focus to the first Big Sky game Friday against Northern Colorado at Guy Wicks Field.

Vandals set sights on Big Sky play 09.22.2014

After a tough 2-1 loss on Friday night to Grand Canyon, the Vandals finished out their nonconference schedule Sunday in Tuscon, Arizona, in a losing effort to Arizona. The Wildcats shut out the Vandals to the tune of a 3-0 decision.

Lopes gallop past Vandals 09.20.2014

Despite having a six-match scoreless streak snapped midway through the first half, the Vandals still could not end their losing streak as they fell to Grand Canyon 2-1 on Friday night in Phoenix. The scoreless streak was ended in the 27th minute on a GCU own goal when sophomore defender Gabby Leong forced a bad