Two Early Goals Lead Broncos Over Vandals
Sept. 5, 2014

Guy Wicks Field | Moscow, Idaho
Boise State Boise State Broncos   Idaho Vandals UI
Boise State
   Brooke Heidemann 5', Shannon Schueren 12'   Boise State


Final Stats

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MOSCOW, Idaho -- Boise State scored twice in the first 12 minutes and rolled to a 2-0 win against Idaho Friday, at Guy Wicks Field in Moscow, Idaho. Brooke Heidemann and Shannon Schueren each scored their second goal of the season. Kelli Drobney assisted on both goals.

The Broncos (2-1-2) recorded their second shutout of the season and outshot the Vandals 16-8. Boise State is now 10-4-1 all-time against Idaho, which falls to 0-5-0 on the season.

Heidemann put Boise State on the board almost immediately with a goal at 4:22. After Drobney served a ball from the corner, the Broncos kept it in the penalty area with Heidemann and Schueren combining on passes. The ball swung back out to Drobney now on the right wing and she sent another ball to the top of the six-yard box. Heidemann ran under it and volleyed it toward goal. It hit the crossbar and ricocheted down, just over the goal line. Heidemann followed the shot and poked it into the back of the net to assure the score, but her initial shot was ruled a goal.

It was the first time Boise State scored in the first five minutes of a match since last season's MW Championship quarterfinal against Wyoming.

Just moments later the Broncos countered a Vandal attack. The ball found its way to Drobney out wide on the right. She sent it to the middle where Schueren was running toward goal. Schueren broke away from the defenders and had just the keeper to beat. Idaho's goalie charged out to the top of the box and Schueren- Boise State's active leading scorer- chipped it over her and the ball bounded into the net.

The Broncos scored in the first half just once in the first four matches this season. That goal came in the 43rd minute at Portland State (Aug. 24).

Drobney became the 18th Bronco all-time to record multiple assists in a match; it is the 25th occurrence in program history. Mikhaila Bowden and Heidemann each accomplished the feat last season, becoming the first Broncos to do so since 2010.

Despite the Broncos controlling possession and scoring two goals Idaho actually outshot Boise State in the first half, 5-4. The second half saw Boise State take 12 shots to Idaho's three.

Two of the Vandals' three shots in the second half resulted in saves by Boise State freshman goalkeeper Janelle Flores, who returned from injury to start the match and record her second shutout of the season. Flores made three saves on the day. She has now played 225 minutes in goal and is yet to concede a goal in her career.

The Broncos open their home schedule Sunday, against another in-state rival, Idaho State. Kickoff is scheduled for noon (MT) at Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex.

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