Schueren Leads Broncos to Overtime Win

BOISE, Idaho - A Shannon Schueren penalty kick in the 99th minute sealed a thrilling overtime victory for the Boise State soccer team (3-3-0) which defeated Idaho State (4-1-0), 3-2, Sunday.

Schueren was a force to be reckoned with as she was involved in all three scoring plays. The sophomore bookended the Bronco scoring line and provided an assist on the team's second goal. Her five points in the match is tied for sixth all-time and the most since Oct. 8, 2010, when Cheyenne Jones and Shannon Saxton each recorded five points against New Mexico State.

Schueren put Boise State on the board first in the 24th minute with a free kick from 35 yards out that deflected off a Bengal defender and into the bottom left corner of the goal.

Though the Broncos would carry the 1-0 lead into the locker room at halftime, Idaho State would not quit in the second half. Anna Pingree would do her best to bring the Bengals back. The Boise native scored consecutive goals in the 58th and 69th minutes to give Idaho State a 2-1 lead and a healthy dose of momentum down the home stretch.

Junior midfielder Katy Oehring would put Boise State back in the mix, though, heading in a goal off a Schueren corner kick in the 74th minute to put the teams back on level terms. The goal was the second of the season for Oehring.

After the end of regulation, the teams took the field for two 10-minute sudden-victory periods. Boise State controlled the first extra period all the way to the 99th minute when Lauren Hickok made a long run down the right side of the field and was taken down inside the penalty box.

Schueren would line up to attempt the kick with a crowd of 668 in attendance. The Bothell, Wash., native struck the ball to the right side of the goal while the Bengal keeper guessed left, eliminating any chance at a save.

The goals were Schueren's second and third of the season, respectively, matching her season total from a year ago.

The Broncos ended Idaho State's win streak at four, handing the cross-state rival its first loss of the 2012 season.

Boise State will next face Portland State and Eastern Washington at the Viking Classic in Hillsboro, Ore., Sept. 7-9.


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