Broncos Downed 1-0
Sept. 11, 2016

Final Stats

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho scored in the 21st minute and held off 10 second-half shots from Boise State to pick up its first win in Boise since 2002. The Broncos (1-6-0) put four shots on goal in the second half but were unable to find the back of the net and suffered their sixth consecutive loss, all by a one-goal margin.

Both teams traded scoring opportunities in the first six minutes of the match. The next 15 minutes saw Boise State fend off a handful of deep throw-ins Idaho (3-2-2) sent to the box, while earning a few golden opportunities of their own.

Michelle Reed had arguably the best look of the day in the 18th minute. Reed tore through the back line of Idaho’s defense to win a loose ball and found herself with only the goalie to beat. With a defender draped on her shoulder, Reed fired for the right post. Idaho goalkeeper Torell Stewart dove and blocked the shot, deflecting it wide right of the net.

The long throw was the Vandals’ best weapon and in the 21st minute it paid off. Josilyn Diggs whipped a long throw to the left side of the box that was batted around by two Broncos before landing at the feet of Kavita Battan 10 yards from the net. Battan wheeled around toward the middle of the box and slid a shot past Boise State keeper Tara Fisher.

Neither team put together another major threat before the end of the first half.

Boise State outshot Idaho 17-13 in the game, on the strength of a 10-6 advantage in the second half alone. The attack was led by Baylee Blaser’s three shots, two of which ended up on target.

Raimee Sherle took four shots in the match, putting one on goal. Sherle had Boise State’s last look, a shot from 25 yards that was saved by Stewart with two seconds left.

Freshman Mikayla Schachtell made the first start of her career and played all 90 minutes. Fellow freshmen Lexi Baker and Claire Feeney made their collegiate debuts Sunday. Baker, a 5-foot-9 midfielder, came on at the end of the first half to combat the Vandals’ long throws. Feeney played 27 minutes in the second half, playing midfield and forward. She attempted one header.

Boise State hits the road next week for the final weekend of nonconference play. The Broncos will play Thursday, at Gonzaga (6 p.m. PT) and Sunday, at Washington State (1 p.m. PT). Mountain West play begins the following weekend at home.

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