Sherle's Brace Lifts Broncos to 2-2 Tie
Oct. 13, 2017

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Boise State (8-5-3, 3-2-2 MW) almost found the go-ahead goal several times throughout the second half, but Colorado State (3-7-5, 1-3-3 MW) did just enough to keep it a 2-2 game and maintain the tie. Raimee Sherle earned the brace with goals in the 6th and 56th minutes to give the Broncos a positive one-point result Friday night in Fort Collins.

The two goals gives Sherle nine goals on the season and 16 for her career, continuing her assault on the Bronco record book. The nine goals in a single season already ties for fourth while her 16 career goals puts her in a tie for fifth within the respective categories.

The sophomore’s first goal came early in the 6th minute when Baylee Blaser earned her first assist of the season with a perfect centering pass in the box that resulted in a straight-forward shot for Sherle to give the Broncos the 1-0 lead.

Colorado State quickly responded, however, and tied the game at 1-1 with a goal in the 10th. The Rams capitalized off a Bronco turnover and Kaija Ornes scored her first goal of the season to bring Colorado State level.

The home team took the lead 15 minutes later in the 25th minute on a corner kick that found the head of Taylor Steinke, giving the Rams the 2-1 advantage.

Neither side was particularly threatening for the remainder of the half, giving CSU the lead going into the break. Both teams were tied in shots (7-7) and shots on goal (3-3) after 45 minutes of play.

Boise State regained control of the game early on in the second half and Sherle found the back of the net in the 56th minute to make it a 2-2 game. She gained possession of the ball at the top of the box and dribbled to her right before firing off a shot that beat the keeper to her right.

The Blue and Orange maintained a firm grip on the game for the remainder of regulation as Sherle ripped off five additional shots while Sarah Taylor chipped in a close chance, as well, but the game eventually was pushed into overtime.

It was a similar story in the first overtime as Sherle almost won it in the 97th, as did Falon Miller in the 98th minute. Despite the convincing play, the game earned an additional 10 minutes with the onset of the second overtime.

Two corner kicks and a dangerous free kick from Baylee Blaser almost resulted in the go-ahead goal in the last overtime, but it simply wasn’t meant to be as the clock hit 110:00 and the game ended in a 2-2 tie.

Sherle led all players with two goals, six shots on goal and nine shots. Janelle Flores finished the evening with three saves.

The Broncos will now head to Laramie, Wyo., for a match Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. against Wyoming at the Madrid Sports Complex.

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