Broncos, Lobos Play to Draw
Oct. 16, 2016

Final Stats

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Boise State women’s soccer pressed hard in overtime, but could not find a game-winning goal Sunday, playing to a 0-0 double-overtime draw at New Mexico. Janelle Flores made seven saves to quiet the Lobo attack and keep her league-leading fourth shutout of Mountain West play.

The Broncos (5-9-3, 4-2-2 MW) turned away looks by New Mexico (7-6-3, 3-4-1 MW) in the closing minutes of both halves in regulation and the final seconds of the second overtime.

In the 41st minute, the Lobos had their best look of the day. After a corner kick put the ball in the box, New Mexico’s Maddie Irwin ripped a shot past Flores but Hailey DeVries stood tall on the goal line and cleared the ball off the line.

The teams traded corner kicks that resulted in shots on goal in the final 90 seconds of regulation. Flores made a save with 23 seconds to play and sent the match to extra time.

The overtime periods belonged to Raimee Sherle and the Broncos. Sherle worked as the central striker and her teammates sent ball after ball to her feet. The freshman put constant pressure on the Lobo back line and forced New Mexico goalkeeper Tayler Hammack to claim balls at the top of the box.

Sherle took two shots in the first overtime, including the Broncos’ best chance of the match. In the 96th minute Michelle Reed fed a ball to Sherle who turned and dashed to the left side of the penalty box. Sherle whipped a shot over the head of the Hammack, but it struck the crossbar and New Mexico was able to clear it away before a rebound opportunity presented itself.

Sherle finished the match with a team-high three shots. Allegra Weeks took two shots for the Broncos, putting them both on goal. The Lobos outshot Boise State 22-11 and earned 10 corner kicks.

Boise State will be on the road again next week as it heads to conference-leading UNLV (Friday, 5 p.m. PT), followed by a road match at Nevada (Sunday, 2 p.m. MT). The Broncos remain in position to make the six-team MW Championship and currently sit four points clear of seventh place.

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