Tigers Top Broncos with Decisive Second Half
Sept. 28, 2014

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 Shannon Schueren 27'    Rachel Herron 25' Maddi Dunn 59'
 Jessie Ayers 70'
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.- Boise State women's soccer dropped a 3-1 decision at Colorado College Sunday, in Mountain West action. The Tigers, an affiliate member of the MW for women's soccer, scored twice in the second half to break open a tie match.

The Broncos (3-5-3, 0-2-0 MW) took eight shots, placing three on target, and swarmed the penalty area late in the game but could not find a second and third tally. Colorado College (5-2-3, 1-0-1 MW) put eight of its 16 shots on goal.

Shannon Schueren netted her third goal of the year in the 27th minute, tying the match 1-1 less than two minutes after Colorado College took the first lead. Hailey DeVries played a ball out of the back end over the top of the defense to a sprinting Schueren who stayed just onside. The senior midfielder ran onto the ball as the keeper charged out and rolled a shot into the back of the empty net from 15 yards out.

It was Schueren's 15th goal of her career, moving her into a tie for fifth place on the all-time list at Boise State. She now has 36 points in her career, good for No. 7 in Bronco history.

Schueren's goal was Boise State's only shot attempt of the first half. The Broncos worked the right wing for much of the half and put a handful of dangerous crosses into the box, but could not get on the other end of them.

The Tigers' first goal came in the 25th minute on a through ball from midfield to Rachel Herron slipping behind the defense. Herron controlled and dribbled around Bronco goalkeeper Janelle Flores before shooting to an open net.

Flores made five saves in the match, including a diving deflection in the waning minutes of the first half to keep the score tied headed into the break.

The freshman goalie made another impressive save in the early stages of the second half, but eventually Colorado College put two shots in the upper corner of the far post that were too much for Flores.

In the 59th minute, a Bronco giveaway in the middle of the field led to a numbers advantage of the Tigers. Maddi Dunn fired from 20 yards out and scored the eventual game winner.

The final goal came in the 70th minute. Tiger All-American Jessie Ayers ripped a sliding shot from just outside the box to the far post. It is the first time under Jim Thomas the Broncos have allowed three goals in a match.

With still 20 minutes to play, Boise State did not give in. The Broncos continued to press forward, committing sometimes nine players to the attack. Flurries of shots and crosses ricocheted all around the box, but never resulted in a goal.

Boise State will play its next four matches at home after going on the road for nine of the first 11. The home stand starts Friday, against Colorado State at 4 p.m. (MT), at Boas Soccer Complex.

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