Broncos Roll Rebels 4-0
Oct. 9, 2015

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BOISE, Idaho - Four goals in less than 15 minutes. Boise State women's soccer used the most prolific offensive showing in nearly a decade to beat UNLV 4-0 Friday, and end a three-match losing streak. After producing just one shot in the first 35 minutes, the Broncos (4-7-3, 2-3-0 MW) rattled off three goals in six minutes just before halftime and added another in the early stages of the second period.

Boise State piled on four goals in 14:32, spanning both halves, the fastest since scoring four goals in 7:46 Sept. 9, 2007, against Southern Utah. The Broncos' three goals in 5:22 toward the end of the first half was the fastest three-goal production since the first three goals of the same stretch against Southern Utah came in a two-minute span.

Brooke Heidemann continued her push toward a historic fourth All-Mountain West First Team honor with a goal in the 36th minute. Heidemann took possession near midfield, dribbled her way past defenders from right to left, stopped 25 yards out and fired back across the goal just inside the right post. It is the senior's third consecutive game with a goal, the first such streak in her career.

Heidemann's brilliant goal opened the flood gates for the Broncos. Three minutes later, Baylee Blaser took a similar path to just outside the top of the box and rifled a line drive inside the left post. Blaser, a product of nearby Mountain View High School, now leads the team with four goals.

The Broncos still were not finished and it was yet another Treasure Valley native who found the back of the net. Heidemann's former teammate at Rocky Mountain High School, Addison Standlee, scored in the 41st minute to put Boise State up 3-0. Standlee settled a poor clearance just outside the box and sent a chip shot on frame from 19 yards. The shot arched perfectly over the keeper's reach and under the crossbar for the freshman's first collegiate goal.

Boise State had scored three goals in 5:22 after managing just three total goals during the three-match losing streak the Broncos carried into Friday.

The Broncos kept pressing early in the second half. A Boise State throw-in just on the defensive side of midfield turned into Kayla Tucker's second goal of the season and a 4-0 lead. The throw came to Dani Brown. With her back to goal, Brown flicked the ball on to Heidemann who sent a 40-yard through ball toward the box. Tucker fended off a Rebel on the right side of the box and got to the pass before the keeper could squash the opportunity. A toe poke from 12 yards out to the left post was all it took to put a fourth goal on the board for Boise State.

Heidemann registered a goal and an assist in the same match for the second time in her career. She now has three goals and five assists on the year for a team-best 11 points. Heidemann has already tied a career best with eight points in Mountain West play, scoring three goals and tallying two assists. She finished the 2013 conference season with the same line.

Freshman Tara Fisher made her second start in goal and recorded the first win and shutout of her career. Fisher made four saves to help the Broncos blank the Rebels (4-8-0, 1-4-0 MW) and secure Boise State's first shutout of the conference season.

The Broncos will open the second half of conference play Sunday at Nevada, in search of their first road conference win and a chance to even their MW record. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. PT/2 p.m. MT from Mackay Stadium.


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