Bronco Soccer Team Shuts Down Nevada 2-0

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.

Boise State broke through in the second half with two goals as the Bronco soccer team downed Nevada 2-0 in Boise this afternoon.  With the win, Steve Lucas's crew handed Nevada its first Western Athletic Conference defeat.  

Brandy Hickcox and Erica Parks provided the second-half spark for Boise State after a defensive struggle in the opening 45 minutes.  Cheyenne Jones' fired a shot from 15 yards out in the 12th minute but Nevada 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 Nevada 's Annabelle Allen.  

Boise State dominated the game between the nets with 27 shots to just four for Nevada and nearly the entire second half was played in Nevada '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 Nevada 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 Boise State .  

In the 80th minute, Parks broke free on a fast break, firing a 17-yarder that the Nevada defender blocked.  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, Boise State 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.  

Saxton received the assist, extending her career assists record to 15 and moving her within one point of tying the school career points record with 71.  

Boise State evened their WAC record at 2-2 and improved their overall mark to 7-5-4 .  Nevada is 2-1 and 5-9 overall.  

The Broncos face a key match next Sunday in Moscow against Idaho .


Final Game Summary

Nevada ( 5-9-0 , 2-1-0 WAC) vs. Boise State ( 7-5-4 , 2-2-0 WAC)
10/11/09 at Boise , Idaho
 Attendance: 364

 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
Nevada ..............  0  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

Nevada 4, Boise State 27
 Shots on Goal:
Nevada 1, Boise State 10
Nevada 8 (Cove, Marie 8), Boise State 1 (Ruiz, Liz 1)

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