Richland grad Arthurs shines for WWU soccer

Compiled from Tri-City Herald news servicesOctober 9, 2012 

Western Washington University goalkeeper Jamie Arthurs was named the Red Lion/Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's soccer defensive player of the week on Monday.

Arthurs, a senior from Richland, had six saves as the Vikings recorded wins over Simon Fraser and Central Washington, increasing her career shutout total to a GNAC and school-record 32.

Arthurs has nine shutouts this season, including five in a row, and has not allowed a goal over the last 450 minutes and 15 seconds.

She currently leads the conference in goals against average (0.33), save percentage (.862) and shutouts.

WWU, 10-2 overall and leading the GNAC at 7-1, entertains Saint Martin's on Thursday and Western Oregon on Saturday.

Volleyball

Shelby Swanson of Seattle Pacific, who posted a double-double of 36 assists and 18 digs in a three-game sweep at Western Oregon last Thursday -- her third double-double in as many matches -- was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball defensive player of the week.

The double-double for the senior setter Swanson -- a Kamiakin High graduate -- was her seventh of the season and the 24th of her career.

Swanson's performance helped the Falcons to a 25-18, 26-24, 25-22 victory against the Wolves.

On Saturday, Swanson had 31 assists, another five digs, and a block assist as SPU swept Saint Martin's at Lacey, 25-19, 25-18, 25-14.

This is the third time Swanson has been chosen player of the week during her career. It is SPU's first such honor this season for volleyball.

Men's basketball

Idaho basketball star Kyle Barone has been suspended indefinitely after a violation of team rules.

Coach Don Verlin announced the suspension of the senior on Monday.

Barone is a three-year letter winner who enters this season as the team's active leader in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals. He was a 2012 Second-Team All-WAC selection.

Verlin says Barone's status will be re-evaluated as the season progresses.

Idaho men's basketball holds its first practice on Friday.

Women's golf

The University of Idaho women's golf team takes a four-stroke lead into the second round of the Price's Give 'Em Five Intercollegiate after opening the annual tournament with a team total two-over 290.

"We hit the ball extremely well off the tee," coach Lisa Johnson said. "As a team, we played great."

Leilanie Kim led the way with a one-under 71, which is good enough for a tie for third after a round that included three birdies and two bogeys.

In a tie for 10th are Rachel Choi, Kaitlyn Oster and Richland High graduate Kristin Strankman at one-over 73. Cassie McKinley is tied for 17th at two-over 74.

Choi, Oster and Strankman had up-and-down ventures around the golf course with Choi and Oster having four birdies to go with five bogeys, and Strankman with three birdies and four bogeys.

Kansas is four strokes behind the Vandals in second at 294 with Washington State third at 296.

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