Broncos Falter Against Lobos
Sept. 27, 2015

Final Stats

BOISE, Idaho - New Mexico scored early in each half and held on for a 2-1 win against Boise State Sunday, in Mountain West women’s soccer action. The Broncos (3-5-3, 1-1-0 MW) took 16 shots and put five on frame but could not find a second goal.

The Lobos (3-5-0, 2-0-0 MW) took an early lead in the third minute on Dylann O’Connor’s first goal of the season. A scrum in the penalty area resulted in Boise State clearing the ball only to the top of the box. O’Connor settled and ripped a shot from left to right across the goal and saw it curl toward the top corner, inside the right post.

Boise State came to life for the rest of the half. The Broncos did not allow New Mexico to take another shot and attempted seven of their own, with one finding the back of the net in the 24th minute.

Dani Brown volleyed home a cross in the middle of the box to finish a beautiful sequence and tie the match. Brown’s first goal of the year was set up by Sarah Taylor playing a ball out of the midfield wide to Kayla Tucker on the right wing. Tucker wasted no time sending the cross in front of the goal and Brown punched it in.

Brown’s last goal of 2014 also came against New Mexico at the conference tournament, tying the score before halftime. The Lobos went on to win that match on a goal in the 88th minute. This time New Mexico wasted little time taking a second-half lead and there was no last-minute goal to be had.

Madisyn Olguin scored the eventual game-winning goal in the 49th minute, redirecting a ball right in front of the goal. After a Bronco turnover, Korynn Blanksma fed O’Connor in the middle of the 18-yard box. O’Connor lined up a shot looking for her second goal of the game, but instead sent a strike right to the feet of Olguin who pushed the ball to the right post.

The Broncos pressed late in the game, but New Mexico possessed and defended enough to keep the home team from getting any great looks. Three corner kicks in the half presented the best threats.

Boise State will head to San Jose State and Fresno State for the first road trip of the conference schedule. The Broncos will play the Spartans Friday (2 p.m. PT/3 p.m. MT), before a Sunday match with the Bulldogs (noon PT/1 p.m. MT).

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