Soccer Blanked for First Time in 2014
Sept. 15, 2014

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Boas Soccer Complex | Boise, Idaho
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   Tori Lee 23', Heather Johnson 47' Boise State


BOISE, Idaho - Boise State women's soccer was kept off the scoreboard for the first time this season Monday, in a 2-0 loss against Gonzaga at Boas Soccer Complex. The Broncos (3-2-2) took 14 shots, but could only put two on goal.

Gonzaga (4-4-0) scored in the 23rd minute to take the early lead. The Bulldogs capitalized on a Boise State miscue to get on the board first. A misplayed pass in the back ended up at the feet of Gonzaga's Karley Baggerly. After a couple of touches at the top of the box, Baggerly left a pass to Tori Lee directly in front of the net from five yards away. Lee finished the point-blank look for her second goal of the season. It was the first time Boise State trailed in 226 minutes.

The Broncos held a 9-4 shot advantage in the first half. Boise State's best look came in the fifth minute when Kayla Tucker ran on to a long pass and was out in front of the defense. Tucker gathered herself about 20 yards from goal, nearing the left corner of the penalty area and rocketed a shot over the head of the charging keeper. The ball never came down, sailing over the near post.

A pair of corner kicks around the 35th minute set the Broncos up for another opportunity. Kelly Jameson got her head to the second corner, but it floated over the crossbar. Jameson also put the first shot on target for the Broncos in the 37th minute.

The Bulldogs wasted little time finding a chance in the second half. Just 76 seconds in to the period, Gonzaga took a 2-0 lead. Boise State goalkeeper Janelle Flores poked a shot over the crossbar, giving the visitors their first corner kick of the match. The initial service was settled in the box by Kristin Standish, whose shot hit the crossbar near the right post. The ball fell to the ground eight yards in front of the net where Heather Johnson smashed home the rebound.

Boise State owned the next 25 minutes of possession, but never found the right touch on a cross into the box to finish an attack. Perhaps the best look came in the 70th minute when a Gonzaga foul set the Broncos up with a free kick from near the right corner flag. The kick sailed across the box where Mikhaila Bowden met it with her head, searching for the far post. It did not curl quite enough, staying outside the frame and falling out of bounds for a goal kick.

Gonzaga would take 10 shots in the second half, putting five on target. Flores made four saves in the second half and pounced on numerous through balls at the top of the box to stymie other attacks. It is the first time the freshman allowed more than one goal in a match.

Jameson, a freshman, led Boise State with four shots, putting one on target. Jameson played a career-high 44 minutes as she continually created the most opportunities with her causing problems along the right wing.

The Broncos hit start a four-match road trip Friday, with a visit to No. 13 Pepperdine. Boise State will also play at UC Irvine, Sunday, before opening conference play the following weekend.

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