Boise State Advances To WAC Soccer Semifinals

A free kick by Brandy Hickcox with less than two minutes remaining found the net, propelling Boise State to a 2-1 win over Fresno State in the WAC Soccer Tournament yesterday in Boise. The Broncos tackle Utah State this afternoon at 3 in the semifinals. (Photo by rights reserved.)

Boise State 's Brandy Hickcox booted in a free kick with 1:50 remaining to lift Boise State to a 2-1 win over Fresno State yesterday afternoon in the Western Athletic Conference Soccer Tournament in Boise .  Boise State faces Utah State today at 3 in the semifinals at the Boas Soccer and Tennis Complex.

Freshman Erica Parks put  Boise State up 1-0 in the 51st minute but Fresno State tied the match in the 65th.

After a scoreless first half, freshman Lauren Hickok drove down the flank and passed to Parks.  Parks raced down the sideline, then broke for the 18-yard box.  As Fresno keeper Kaitlyn Revel charged, Parks fired and the ball found the net just inside the right post.

The Bulldogs drew even when Janna Sadowitze broke free and sent the ball into the net to tie the score at one.

As the clock was running down in regulation, the Broncos drove down the middle of the field.  Fresno State was called for a foul outside of their penalty box.  Hickcox stepped up and sent a shot over the Bulldog defensive wall.  It curled just under the crossbar for the game-winner. 

Boise State tied the school record of 11 wins set last season while Fresno State drops to 6-13.  The Broncos face Utah State this afternoon.  The #2 seed Aggies earned a bye into the semifinals.

In other action, Nevada (9-11) downed New Mexico State 1-0 and will meet #1 seed San Jose State at 12:30 this afternoon.

Final Game Summary

#6 Fresno State ( 6-13-0 ) vs. #3 Boise State ( 11-6-4 )
11/05/09 at Boise , Idaho (Boas Complex)
Attendance: 429
Weather: High 50's, sunny

 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
Fresno State ........  0  1 -  1
 Boise State.........  0  2 -  2
  1.  50:58 BSU Parks, Erica (7) (Hickok, Lauren) - Break down left wing, beat keeper to right post
  2.  64:41 FS Sadowitz, Janna (3) (unassisted) - defender slipped. scored on one-v-one
  3.  88:10 BSU Hickcox, Brandy (3) (unassisted) - free kick from 21 yards, into right wing

 Shots: Fresno State 5, Boise State 19
 Shots on Goal: Fresno State 3,
Boise State 10
 Saves: Fresno State 8 (Revel, Kaitlyn 8), Boise State 2 (Ruiz, Liz 2)
 Second match of the WAC Tournament


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