Broncos Beat Wyoming, 2-1

Oct. 4, 2013

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State women's soccer team beat Wyoming, 2-1 on Friday. Senior Katy Oehring netted her first goal of the season, and Shannon Schueren scored the game-winning goal in the 69th minute.

The soccer team recognized Kevin and Virginia Dunn as honorary captains of tonight's match. At halftime, the Broncos retired No. 14 Amy Dunn's jersey in front of over 400 fans and presented the Dunn family with a framed jersey.

"This was a big day for us," said head coach Jim Thomas. "With the retirement of Amy Dunn's jersey and all the fans and alumni that were in town, we really wanted to put on a good show for those guys and show them what we learned on the road."

The Broncos took control of the game from the first kickoff. In the 25th minute, senior Katy Oehring jostled her defender and took a shot at the goal, out of the reach of the Cowgirl defender. Midway through the second half, Anna Popma sent a hard cross into the Wyoming six-yard box, and junior Shannon Schueren chipped the ball over the goalkeeper. Schueren's goal was her third this season.

"I've talked a lot in the past about the game rewarding the players," said Thomas. "There's no substitute for scoring a goal and the feeling that gives you, and winning the game and the feeling that gives you. So for Katy to win and for her to score a wonderful goal, I think that is the reward that keeps her hungry for more and wanting to finish off her senior year in style.

The Cowgirls attacked harder after the second goal, and Sara Paul scored on a breakaway in the 77th minute. The Broncos stepped up the defensive pressure and finished the game with the victory.

"We've been through some real highs and lows, tough competition and long travels over the last three weeks," said Thomas. And we went through all of that again today. Today, we had some brilliant, brilliant soccer, some wonderful attacking play, but couldn't quite get the third goal to make the game go really to bed. Wyoming is a great team and they fought all the way to the end. They found a way to keep the game tight."

Boise State moves to 7-4-2 and 2-1 in the conference. Because Sunday's match against Air Force has been postponed, Boise State's next home game will be Oct. 11 against San José State at 2:30 p.m.

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