Boise State Knocks Off San Jose State 1-0

Boise State is now in the upper tier of the WAC in soccer. The Broncos showed great tenacity in beating regular season champion San Jose State yesterday afternoon 1-0 in Boise. The Broncos host the WAC Tournament beginning Thursday as the #3 seed. (Foto208 provided the photo for this story. All rights are reserved.)

Coach Steve Lucas's Boise State soccer team has done it again.  

The Broncos enter the upcoming Western Athletic Conference Tournament as one of the hottest teams by virtue of three consecutive wins and a 1-0 win yesterday afternoon in Boise over front-runner San Jose State .  

Freshman Erica Parks booted the game-winner shortly before halftime as Boise State took advantage of a fast break opportunity.  Boise State earned the #3 seed in the tournament which begins Thursday in Boise .  

The Bronco women were the aggressors throughout, outshooting San Jose State 26-7 and placing 10 shots on goal to just three for the Spartans.  Boise State would have had a bigger lead at the half but shots by Lauren Hickok and Molly Hill hit the post instead.

Bronco keeper Jennifer Burns ignited the fast break in the 43rd minute when she boomed a deep downfield kick.  Chelsea Robinson smartly headed the pass forward to a wide open Parks, who brought the Spartan keeper out into the penalty box and then shot the ball into an open net for her sixth goal of the season.  The freshman from
Nampa is now tied for the team scoring lead.

Boise State did not rest on their lead but rather continued to attack in the second half.  They raised havoc in the Spartan end with 13 shots but the talented San Jose State defense was there to assist their keeper.  Shannon Saxton took seven shots in the match and four were headed for the goal only to be denied by a Spartan defender.

Burns recorded three saves on Senior Day as the keeper from
Capital High School got the shutout, Boise State 's seventh of the year.

Boise State advances to 10-6-4 on the year and 5-3 in WAC play.  It is the first time the Broncos have won 10 or more games in two consecutive seasons.  San Jose State lost for the first time in 15 matches and falls to 11-5-4 and 5-1-2 in conference play.   


Final Game Summary
San Jose State (11-5-3, 5-1-2 WAC) vs. Boise State (10-6-4, 5-3-0 WAC)
Nov. 01, 2009 at Boise, Idaho
Attendance: 349
Weather: Low 50's

 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 San Jose State......  0  0 -  0
 Boise State.........  1  0 -  1
  1.  42:17 BSU Parks, Erica (6) (Burns, Jennifer;Robinson, Chelsea) - long ball, dribbeled past goalie. Scored on open net from 6yds.

San Jose State 7, Boise State 26
 Shots on Goal:
San Jose State 3, Boise State 10
San Jose State 9 (Butera, Nina 6; TEAM 3), Boise State 3
 (Burns, Jennifer 3)

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