James Baker — football
The Vandal football team fought hard in Jonesboro, Ark. on Saturday night but ultimately fell 48-24. With many mistakes over the course of the game, the Vandals had a bright spot in their starting running back James Baker. Baker, a senior from Deerfield Beach, Fla., had his best game in an Idaho uniform. He carried the ball 23 times for a total of 150 yards and also scored two touchdowns on the ground.
“James had a good game,” Petrino said. “He did some good things for us. We have to keep building on that.”
With the game, Baker brought his season totals up to 348 yards rushing with five rushing touchdowns. He also has 57 yards receiving with two receiving touchdowns. The Vandals have a bye week this week before traveling to Oxford, Miss. to play the Ole Miss Rebels.
Meredith Coba and Katelyn Peterson — volleyball
The Vandal volleyball team had to recover from two sets to get back in the game against Seattle University. Even though the Vandal’s comeback got stomped in the fourth set, the team had two players help lead the attempt. Setter Meredith Coba, a sophomore from Salem, Ore., registered her second straight double-double with 35 assists and 10 digs during the match. Katelyn Peterson, a sophomore from Woodinville, Wash., registered 12 kills and had a hitting percentage of .393 to lead the Vandals in both categories. The volleyball team returns to the court to face Missouri-Kansas City on 7 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Gym.
Vicky Lozano — women’s tennis
The women’s tennis team traveled to Las Vegas last week to compete in the ITA Regional Championship. The tournament ran from Oct. 9 to 13 and showcased the region’s top women’s tennis players and teams.
Vicky Lozano, a senior from Guadalajara, Mexico, was one of the four Vandals to compete in the singles side of the tournament. Battling through the tournament of more than 100 players, Lozano made it to round 32, where she defeated Caroline Schnell from Denver in two sets, 6-2, 6-2. In the round of 16, Lozano battled UNLV’s Lucia Batta where she lost 6-1, 6-1. Lozano advanced deeper in the draw farther than any other Vandal.
Kaitlyn Oster — women’s golf
Idaho’s Kaitlyn Oster led the Idaho women’s golf team to a fifth-place finish at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Intercollegiate Oct. 7 to Oct. 9.
Oster, a junior from Hillsboro, Ore., finished the tournament with a 1-over par 215 to tie for fourth overall out of 77 players. The highlight of the tournament for Oster was a hole-in-one in the second round.
The Vandals return to the green Oct. 27 at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdon.