Broncos Lose a Heartbreaker to Portland State
HILLSBORO, Ore. - The Boise State soccer team (3-4-0) fell 2-1 in double overtime to Portland State in the first match of the Viking Classic, Friday.

Just as it looked as the game would end in a draw, Portland State's Carlie Martin played a long ball that bounced over the Boise State back line and to the feet of Daniela Solis. Solis carried the ball 20 yards before collecting herself and putting a shot to the far post.

It was a bit of revenge for the Broncos, who pulled off a late goal at the end of regulation. In the 88th minute were awarded a corner kick which was cleared out of the box by a Portland State defender. Mackenzie Hickel chased back and touched the ball back to Shannon Schueren on the wing who sent an arching cross into the middle of the box where Brianne Favatella headed it into the back of the net.

Cori Bianchini scored the Vikings' first goal in the 59th minute. After the Portland State attack worked up the left side Bianchini found space 15 yards out on the left side of the box and put a shot into the far side netting past Bronco goalkeeper Maddy McDevitt.

The finish marked the first goal of the Favatella's career.

Boise State controlled possession most of the game but could not capitalize on its 17 shots and 14 corner kicks. Portland State finished with eight shots and three corners.

The loss was the first to Portland State in program history, as the Broncos are now 9-1-1 all-time against the Vikings.

The Broncos will next face Eastern Washington, Sunday, Sept. 9. It will be the Broncos' final match of the tournament, with kickoff slated for 10:30 a.m. PT.

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