Soccer Stays Alive with Shutout Win
Oct. 25, 2015

Final Stats

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - In their first weekend back on the field returning from injury, Michelle Reed and Janelle Flores led Boise State women’s soccer to a 1-0 win Sunday, at Colorado State. Reed scored in the 62nd minute and Flores preserved the lead with her third shutout of the season.

The victory keeps the Broncos (7-9-3, 5-5-0 MW) in contention for a spot in the six-team Mountain West Championship. Boise State is in a four-way tie for fifth place and one of six teams still vying for three spots in the tournament with one game remaining.

The formula is simple for four teams, including the Broncos—win and you’re in. The same is true for Boise State’s opponent in the regular-season finale, Utah State. A loss would eliminate the Broncos while a draw would create further implications. Wyoming (at Colorado State) and Colorado College (at Air Force) also control their own destiny.

Kickoff Friday, in Logan, Utah, is scheduled for 3 p.m. MT between the Broncos and Aggies. The final game involving teams vying for a spot in the tournament gets underway at 8 p.m. MT, when Nevada visits UNLV.

Reed started the match, but began the second half on the bench. She entered again in the 61st minute and 34 seconds later scored the game’s only goal. Reed ran onto a loose ball near the top of the 18-yard box and ripped it into the upper left corner of the net for the fourth goal of the season. It was the freshman’s third game-winning goal.

The goal was Reed’s first shot attempt since scoring the game winner against San Diego State Sept. 25, in the conference opener. She missed six games with a hamstring injury, returning Friday, at Wyoming.

Flores also made her return from injury at Wyoming and was back on the field Sunday, at Colorado State. Against the Rams (3-14-2, 0-9-1 MW), the sophomore goalkeeper made three saves in the first half and claimed the only corner kick she faced. Flores now has nine shutouts in her short career, already tied for fourth in Boise State history.

Boise State controlled possession throughout, but Colorado State found chances on the counterattack in the first half. The Broncos clamped down in the second half and the Rams were only able to take one shot in the final 45 minutes. Boise State took seven shots in each half for a 14-6 advantage in the match and a 6-3 lead in shots on goal.

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