Three Goals Lift Broncos Over Colorado State
McDevitt recorded her eighth shutout this season.

Oct. 20, 2013

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Boise State women's soccer team earned a 3-0 win against Colorado State on Sunday afternoon. Three different Broncos scored in the second half, advancing Boise State's record to 9-5-2 and 4-2 in conference play.

"It was freezing today, about forty degrees with rain and strong wind gusts," said head coach Jim Thomas. "We haven't had much experience in that type of environment so it took us some time to get settled down and play our style of soccer. We started and controlled the game well and we created good opportunities, but we had no killer moments in the first half. We knew once we had a goal it would relieve some of the pressure and we could settle down."

Both Boise State and Colorado State remained scoreless after the first half of action. The Broncos had six shots in the first 45 minutes while holding the Rams to zero shots.

Boise State came out strong in the second half, and Colorado State was recorded for a handball in its own box, which awarded the Broncos a penalty kick in the 53rd minute. Sophomore Brooke Heidemann took the penalty kick, and netted her seventh goal and fourth game-winning goal of the season. Heidemann's four game-winning goal ties for first place in Bronco soccer history. Four minutes later, Kayla Tucker streaked down the right flank and fed Ashley Hruby the ball, and Hruby netted the second Bronco goal in the 57th minute.

"We came out firing all cylinders in the second half," said Thomas. "Every player stepped up with the mentality to get a goal, and this was reflected in our opportunities. Brooke scored the first goal off a penalty kick from a handball, and we settled down and our minds were put at ease after that first goal. Kayla Tucker built up an attack well and sent a nice cross in for Ashley Hruby, who headed the ball towards the goal and ended up scoring off a rebound. It was a great second goal. From that point, we were able to sub some players out and give other players more minutes."

After the two quick goals, the Broncos didn't let up the pressure. Boise State finished the game with 15 shots compared to Colorado State's three. Baylee Blaser found her first goal of the season in the 89th minute, giving the Broncos the 3-0 victory.

"We continued to be dangerous as the game rolled on," said Thomas. "We had a convincing victory today, we scored three goals in one half of soccer. I'm really proud of them for the response they gave, especially in these weather conditions."

The Bronco defense held the Rams to two shots on goal for the game. With the shutout, Maddy McDevitt records her eighth clean sheet of the season, bettering her record-setting year. Bailey Anderson played her first minutes of the season, recording ten minutes of play.

"Bailey handled a corner very well, and we got to use her when building attacks from the defense," said Thomas. "I'm really proud of her play today."

The Broncos return to Boas this weekend for match ups against San Diego State on Friday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m., and New Mexico on Sunday Oct. 27 at noon. The Broncos will honor the senior class on Sunday before the New Mexico game.

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