Seniors Fuel Bronco Road Win
Oct. 11, 2015

Final Stats

BOISE, Idaho - Brooke Heidemann matched the school record with a goal in four straight games and added another for good measure in a 3-1 win for Boise State Sunday, at Nevada. The Broncos (5-7-3, 3-3-0 MW) swept both games on the weekend to level their conference record and take back control of their path to the Mountain West Tournament.

Boise State has scored seven goals in its last two matches, the most in a two-game span since 2010 when the Broncos beat New Mexico State and Hawai’i by a combined score of 10-0 in back-to-back games.

Heidemann put Boise State on the board in the 34th minute when she finished a deflection just outside the left post. Center back Hailey DeVries created the opportunity after dancing around defenders at midfield and getting the ball back in the right corner. DeVries sent a cross into the box which was knocked around by a Nevada defender before bouncing to Heidemann waiting at the left post. The senior slipped a shot by the keeper, to the roof of the goal.

Heidemann struck again, less than a minute into the second half. This time she did the work herself after stealing the ball at midfield, dribbling down the right flank and fired a dart from 24 yards straight to the back of the net on the near-post side.

It is the second time Heidemann has scored multiple goals in a match in her career and the first time she has put a shot away in four consecutive games. The four-match goal streak ties a school record, which was last accomplished by Erica Parks in 2009. Parks, a freshman in 2009, scored in the regular season finale and each of the team’s three WAC Tournament games in leading the Broncos to its only NCAA Tournament appearance.

Nevada (4-8-2, 1-4-1 MW) did not attempt a shot in the first half and ended up with seven for the game, putting three on target. The Wolf Pack scored on a free kick in the 66th minute to cut the lead in half.

Seniors KT Clayton and Kelsey Nicassio combined for an insurance goal in the 84th minute. Clayton made a run down the left sideline and cut into the box before leaving a pass for Nicassio waiting in front of the goal. Nicassio gathered and shot from 10 yards out. Nevada goalkeeper Kelsey Quintos got to the shot and looked to have made a save, but Nicassio had enough behind the shot that it struck Quintos and still bounded into the net.

Nicassio led the Broncos with a career-high eight shots and put three on goal. Boise State continuously made her a target in front of the net and the goal and she eventually found the back of the net for the first time this season and the second of her career.

In the 83rd minute Heidemann was denied her first hat trick as Quintos made a one-on-one save. The Bronco midfielder weaved through traffic and raced across the box from right to left. She stopped near the penalty spot and fired a shot at the middle of the goal where Quintos smothered it.

Tara Fisher made two saves for the Broncos and helped organize a defense that did not allow a corner kick opportunity.

The Broncos will put their offensive juggernaut on display at home for the final time this season when they host Colorado College Friday, and Air Force Sunday. The match against the Falcons will be Senior Day for Bailey Anderson, Clayton, Heidemann and Nicassio.

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