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 Foto208.com--all rights reserved.)
BoiseState's Brandy Hickcox
booted in a free kick with remaining to lift BoiseState to a 2-1 win over FresnoState yesterday
afternoon in the Western Athletic Conference Soccer Tournament in Boise.BoiseState faces UtahState today at 3 in the
semifinals at the Boas Soccer and Tennis Complex.
Parks putBoiseState up 1-0 in the 51st
minute but FresnoState tied the match in
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
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.FresnoState 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.
BoiseState tied the school
record of 11 wins set last season while FresnoState drops to 6-13.The Broncos face UtahState this afternoon.The #2 seed Aggies earned a bye into the semifinals.
In other action,
Nevada (9-11) downed New MexicoState 1-0 and will meet
#1 seed San JoseState at this afternoon.
Final Game Summary
#6 FresnoState (6-13-0) vs. #3 BoiseState (11-6-4) 11/05/09 at Boise, Idaho (Boas Complex)
Weather: High 50's, sunny
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
------------------------------- FresnoState........ 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,
Second match of the WAC Tournament