No. 12 Waves Outduel Broncos
Sept. 19, 2014

Final Stats

Tari Frahm Rockus Field | Malibu, Calif.
Boise State Boise State Broncos   #12 Pepperdine Waves Pepperdine
Boise State
    Ally Holtz 21' Lynn Williams 66'   Boise State


MALIBU, Calif.- Boise State soccer fell to No. 12 Pepperdine Friday, 2-0 in nonconference women's soccer action. Bronco goalkeeper Janelle Flores matched her career high with eight saves, but could not turn away all 22 shots by the Waves.

Boise State (3-3-2) weathered early attacks before surrendering the first tally in the 21st minute. Pepperdine (7-1-1) took six shots before the Broncos attempted their first. Less than 40 seconds later, the Waves switched fields and had possession in their attacking third. After a throw in, Colby Carson found Ally Holtz with a pass across the top of the box. Holtz took three touches angling toward the left corner to beat the defense to the edge until it was just her and Flores. She blasted a shot from seven yards for the eventual game winner.

Boise State's first shot came from Kayla Tucker and was the Broncos' only look of the first half. A series of impressive touches put the ball on the foot of Tucker charging in from the top of the box. By the time she got a touch, Pepperdine's defense had collapsed on her and she was unable to put much on the shot.

The suffocating defense was a theme throughout the game. Boise State was the aggressor in the first six minutes of the second half, but Pepperdine swarmed every time the Broncos had a chance of getting a ball in the box. KT Clayton took two long shots in the first six minutes of the second stanza, but both sailed.

Pepperdine's Lynn Williams, a MAC Hermann award watch list member, doubled the Waves' lead in the 66th minute with a left-footed goal from eight yards out at the mouth of the goal. Williams looked to have scored 15 minutes earlier with a header off a free kick, but she was whistled offside.

Madi Campbell managed to put a shot on goal in the 77th minute, the only one of Boise State's five shots to end up on frame.

Freshman Kelly Jameson made the first start her career. Jameson broke out Monday against Gonzaga with her speed and ability to get down the right wing to set up Bronco attacks.

The eight saves by Flores match her total against Idaho State (Sept. 7). It is also tied for the most saves by a Bronco keeper in the last three seasons.

Boise State continues its California road trip Sunday, at UC Irvine. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. PT at Anteater Recreation Center Field. It will be Boise State's final regular-season nonconference match.

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