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.)
soccer team has done it
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
Erica Parks booted the game-winner shortly before halftime as
took advantage of a fast
earned the #3 seed in the
tournament which begins Thursday in
Bronco women were the aggressors throughout, outshooting San Jose State 26-7 and
placing 10 shots on goal to just three for the Spartans.
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
is now tied for the team
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
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
got the shutout,
's seventh of the year.
on the year and 5-3 in WAC play.
It is the first time the Broncos have won 10 or more games in two
lost for the first time in
15 matches and falls to
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
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,
Chelsea) - long ball, dribbeled past goalie. Scored on open net from
Shots on Goal:
9 (Butera, Nina 6;