Broncos Blank San José State, 3-0

Oct. 11, 2013

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State women's soccer team downed the San José State Spartans, 3-0 this afternoon. Three different Broncos scored for Boise State, including Gabby Garcia, Kayla Tucker and Katy Oehring. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Maddy McDevitt earned her sixth clean sheet of the season.

The Broncos came out of the gate strong, maintaining possession and starting attacks from the defense. In the fifth minute, Garcia sprinted down the left flank and took a shot on goal, and put it in the back of the net off a rebound for her first goal of the season.

Fifteen minutes later, Tucker netted a goal in the top left corner for her second goal of the season. The team never let up the offensive pressure, and the Bronco offense finished the afternoon with 24 shots and nine on goal.

The Bronco defense prevented almost every Spartan attack, holding the Spartans to two shots and one on goal. McDevitt made one early save in the game.

"I think one of the things that we trained on this week was not just good soccer, if we're going to compete in a tournament, either the Mountain West or the NCAA, we have to have a little more killer instinct about us," said head coach Jim Thomas.

"And I think that's what our team came out with. They came out with the mentality that every single moment counted. They got one goal, instantly got the second goal and they were hunting for the third goal for the rest of the half. And that kept us in so much control of that game because we were in that competitive mentality, not settling for two goals but still hunting for the third. We had a little slow start in the second half but the team got back up to that first half rhythm relatively quickly, and again found that third goal and put the game to bed. So it was really proud of them to take that mentality that will promote us to good conference games and good tournament games as well."

Oehring scored the third goal and her second goal of the season in the 78th minute on a persistent attack, putting the Spartans away for good.

"San José's record doesn't reflect their level of play," said Thomas. "Everyone here is good. They are an organized team . We weren't just going to roll over because we scored two goals, we were going to hunt for the third and fourth goal like we were pushing for the first."

Boise State moves to 8-4-2 and 3-1 in conference play. The Broncos will head to Fresno State to take on the Bulldogs on Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. MT.

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