Broncos Fall Short at Viking Classic

HILLSBORO, Ore. - Despite creating more scoring opportunities for the second-straight game, the Boise State soccer team (3-5-0) suffered another defeat at the Viking Classic with a 3-1 loss to Eastern Washington, Sunday.

The Broncos fell into an early hole in the 21st minute when Cassie Black found a ball that had bounced around the 18-yard box and put it in the back of the net for her first goal of the season.

That lead would expand to two goals in the 35th minute when the Eagles' Brittney Conway collected a failed clearance by the Boise State back line and made a pass to Siara Byers inside 18 yards who put a shot into the right corner of the net.

Freshman Dominique Banks made the first start of her young Boise State career and made an impact in the game by carrying the ball for a long run up the right side of the field. Banks split two defenders to get into the box where she was taken down for a penalty kick.

Schueren, who made a penalty kick in overtime against Idaho State, lined up another one but hit the hands of Eastern Washington goalkeeper Jamie Walker. The ball came right back to Schueren at the penalty spot who easily put it to the left side for her fourth goal of the season.

The Broncos made countless attacks during the final 30 minutes of the game, but a second goal eluded the Blue and Orange.

When Boise State was desperate for another goal in final minute, Black countered for her second goal of the game, helping her to be named the tournament offensive MVP.

Banks and fellow freshman Brooke Heidemann were named to the Viking Classic All-Tournament Team.

Boise State finished with a 15-11 shots advantage and a 6-1 corner kicks advantage.

The Broncos will be back in action next weekend for the Nike Invitational. They will face Nebraska-Omaha, Friday and Utah, Sunday.

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