Chad Chalich — football
The Vandals collected their first win of the season on Saturday and freshman quarterback Chad Chalich was a big reason why the Vandals were able to pull out the victory. Chalich had a tremendous day on the ground to go along with an excellent day through the air. The redshirt freshman from Coeur d’Alene led the team in rushing with 114 yards while also racking up 310 yards passing.
For his efforts, he was named the Independent Offensive Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.
Idaho coach Paul Petrino was impressed with the way Chalich played against the Temple Owls.
“He has really improved,” Petrino said. “He did a great job of taking what the defense gave him and lead his team to a win. Anytime a quarterback can throw for over 300 yards and rush for over 100, that’s a great game.”
The Vandals continue the home stand when they host the Fresno State Bulldogs at 2 p.m. this Saturday in the Kibbie Dome.
Emily Ngan and Alyssa Lloyd — soccer
The Vandal soccer team went 1-1 on Homecoming weekend. During the games, two players scored their first career goals in a Vandal uniform. Emily Ngan, a junior from Portland, Ore., knocked in her first goal in the 36th minute of Friday’s game against the New Mexico State Aggies. The shot was from 20 yards out and gave the Vandals a 2-1 lead over the Aggies. The Vandals won the game by a score of 3-2.
Alyssa Lloyd, a freshman from Colbert, Wash., got her first career goal during Sunday’s game against the Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroos. Her goal came in the 21st minute of the game and helped put the Vandals up 1-0. The Vandals couldn’t sustain the lead losing 2-1 in overtime. The soccer team returns to the pitch this Friday against Utah Valley in Orem, Utah.
Katelyn Peterson — volleyball
The Idaho volleyball team battled the Cal-State Bakersfield Roadrunners on Saturday night and emerged victorious in four sets. Outside hitter Katelyn Peterson, a sophomore from Fairfield, Idaho, had a stellar game to help lead the Vandals to victory.
Peterson was one of two Vandals to have a double-double in the game along with sophomore setter Meredith Coba. Peterson had 10 kills while also getting 12 digs during the game. The team returned to the court on Monday to play Grand Canyon.