The College of Idaho volleyball team handed its coach, Liz Mendiola her 400th career win Wednesday.
Mendiola is in her 18th season. Her career record is now 400-150.
The Yotes, ranked seventh in the nation in the preseason poll, opened their season with a split at the Hope International University Summer Slam Tournament.
After falling in their opener, the Yotes bounced back to top Rocky Mountain College. They rallied from a two-set deficit to win 17-25, 22-25, 25-20, 26-24, 15-13.
Jackie Van Vliet had the match-sealing kill. She finished with a team-high 23 kills. Ashley Pagan added 20 kills and 27 digs. Setter Marija Djonovic had 60 assists.
In the first match, Embry-Riddle knocked off the Yotes 20-25, 25-19, 25-23, 27-25. Pagan had 15 kills and Taylor Alexander had 14 kills and 18 digs in the defeat.
FORECAST GOOD FOR BRONCOS: The Boise State volleyball team was picked to finish third in the Mountain West coaches poll.
Colorado State was tabbed to win a fifth consecutive championship.
Boise State swept Northwest Nazarene on Tuesday in an exhibition match. The Broncos begin the regular season in Portland on Aug. 24-25 when they face both Long Beach State and Portland State.
Broncos senior outside hitter Sabryn Roberts was named to the preseason all-conference team. Last year, Roberts started 29 matches, averaging 3.14 kills and 1.92 digs per set. She is one of 10 all-conference honorees returning.
VOLCANOES STOP HAWKS: Several Salem-Keizer hitters got in on the action Wednesday as the Volcanoes topped Boise 6-3 at Memorial Stadium.
Five different Salem-Keizer players knocked in an RBI and four had two hits apiece.
Cade Harris led Boise (28-30) with two hits, including a home run.
Keaton Winn (3-1) picked up the win in relief, while the loss went to starter Pearson McMahan (2-4).
STEELHEADS ADD TO ROSTER: The Idaho Steelheads agreed to terms Wednesday with rookie forward Dexter Dancs for the 2018-19 season.
Dancs, 23, is coming off a four-year college career at the University of Michigan. The Vancouver, British Columbia, native had his best statistical season in 2017-18, setting personal bests in goals, assists, posts and plus/minus rating while helping the Wolverines to their first Frozen Four appearance since 2011.
In 141 career NCAA games, Dancs totals 23 goals and 67 points.