Falcons Blank Broncos
Oct. 2, 2016

Final Stats

USAFA, Colo. - Boise State women’s soccer was shutout for the first time in Mountain West play Sunday, suffering a 2-0 loss at Air Force. The Broncos (4-8-1, 3-1-0 MW) took 15 shots and put seven on goal, but could not beat Falcons goalkeeper Jennifer Hiddink.

Air Force (6-4-1, 2-2-0 MW) scored a goal in each half, both on shots from the center of the box within 10 yards of the net. Hailey Laub scored in the 35th minute after a ball skipped over the swinging legs of two Broncos and left Laub alone in the box. Boise State goalkeeper Janelle Flores went low for the save and the shot tucked in under the crossbar.

Raimee Sherle had one of Boise State’s best looks just moments later. Sherle, looking to score in her fourth-straight match, dribbled by the defense to the left side of the box and let rip a shot that Hiddink smothered. The save left the Broncos down 1-0 at intermission after an evenly-matched first half.

Boise State controlled possession in the second half. The Broncos outshot the Falcons 9-3 in the period and put three on goal, yet it was Air Force finding the back of the net again. In the 62nd minute, Kaitlyn Cook chipped a pass into the box where Bre Robertson chest trapped the ball to her feet and had only Flores to beat. Robertson slid a shot past the Bronco keeper and extended the Falcons’ lead.

The Broncos pressed on but were unable to cut into the lead.

Boise State was without Madi Campbell, Hailey DeVries and Michelle Reed who were unable to return from injuries suffered Friday, at Colorado College.

Utah State suffered a 1-0 loss Sunday, at Colorado College. The Aggies and Broncos entered the day as the only two teams with 3-0-0 records in MW play. San Jose State claimed a 4-0 win Sunday, against San Diego State, pushing the Spartans to a 3-1-0 record as well. The Aztecs suffered their first loss in conference play to fall to 2-1-1. UNLV also picked up a victory to close the weekend and improve to 3-1-0. The Broncos, Aggies, Rebels and Spartans sit atop the MW standings with nine points.

Boise State will host San Jose State and Fresno State next weekend. The Broncos and Spartans will play Friday, at 4 p.m. MT, before the Bulldogs come to town Sunday, for a noon matchup. Both matches will be played at Boas Soccer Complex.

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