Boise State scored a big WAC soccer win this afternoon, shutting out Nevada 2-0 in Boise. The Broncos evened their leage mark at 2-2.
broke through in the second half with
two goals as the Bronco soccer team downed
With the win, Steve Lucas's crew handed
its first Western Athletic Conference
Brandy Hickcox and
Erica Parks provided the second-half spark for
after a defensive struggle in the
opening 45 minutes. Cheyenne
Jones' fired a shot from 15 yards out in the 12th minute but
keeper Marie Cove tipped the ball over
the crossbar. The Wolf Pack came
back two minutes later with a scoring opportunity of their own, but sophomore
keeper Liz Ruiz denied
's Annabelle Allen.
dominated the game between the nets
with 27 shots to just four for
and nearly the entire second half was played in
's half of the field.
Erica Parks' attempt was just high five minutes into the second half.
Nine minutes later, Chelsea Robinson broke into the clear but her shot
was just wide left.
Hickcox nailed the
game-winner in the 73rd minute, dribbling and dodging the
defense before letting loose a
16-yarder that sailed through to the net. It
was Hickcox's first goal of the season and the ninth different player to score
this year for
In the 80th
minute, Parks broke free on a fast break, firing a 17-yarder that the
Parks hustled after the ball, spun around a defender and sent a hart shot
towards the left post that Cove had to dive for to prevent a goal.
Six minutes later,
pressed into Pack territory once
again. Malia Hendrix was awarded a
free kick that Cove caught. On her
return, Shannon Saxton intercepted and broke for the goal.
Saxton saw an opportunity and booted a 16-yarder that was stopped by Cove
in the field of play. Saxton ran it
down and fired another shot. Again
Cove deflected the ball to the left. Parks
was in the right place and sent a rocket into the goal from two yards out for
the insurance goal.
the assist, extending her career assists record to 15 and moving her within one
point of tying the school career points record with 71.
evened their WAC record at 2-2 and
improved their overall mark to
is 2-1 and 5-9 overall.
The Broncos face a
key match next Sunday in
Final Game Summary
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
.............. 0 0 -
Boise State......... 0 2 - 2
1. 72:24 Boise State Hickcox, Brandy (1) (unassisted) - Dribbled
through defense, 16 yds out.
2. 85:58 Boise State Parks, Erica (5) (Saxton, Shannon)--rebound
off keeper, volleyed in from 2 yds
4, Boise State 27
Shots on Goal:
1, Boise State 10
8 (Cove, Marie 8), Boise State 1 (Ruiz, Liz 1)