New Mexico Scores Late to Top Broncos
Nov. 4, 2014

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Boise State No. 6 Boise State Broncos   No. 3 New Mexico Lobos New Mexico
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 Dani Brown 32'    Claire Lynch 23' Lindsey Guice '88  Boise State

SAN DIEGO-- New Mexico scored the game-winning goal on a deflection in the 88th minute to take a 2-1 victory Tuesday, in the first round of the Mountain West Championship to snap Boise State's four-match winning streak and end the Broncos' season.

Boise State (9-9-3) freshman Dani Brown scored in the 32nd minute, to tie the match 1-1. It was Brown's fourth goal in the last 10 matches. This one was set up by Hailey DeVries who made a run from her right back position down the sideline. DeVries- who missed the previous 170 minutes of game action- played a ball from deep on the sideline to the far side of the box. Brown ran under the ball and poked it back toward the right post. Her shot hit the underside of the crossbar, bounced down and caromed in to the net.

New Mexico scored on a penalty kick in the 23rd minute to take the initial lead at 1-0. It was awarded for a handball in the box against the Broncos. The goal ended Boise State's shutout streak at 433:42, just shy of the school record (451 minutes).

The Broncos did not win a match this season in which they conceded the first goal. That did not stop them from giving a game effort for the rest of Tuesday's match. Brown's equalizer was just one of a handful of Boise State's good looks in the first half. Brown had multiple chances herself toward the end of the period.

The shot count was tied 4-4 at the end of the first half, but New Mexico (10-5-2) controlled the second half. Boise State got off just three shots but all of them were on goal. The Lobos took eight shots after halftime, including five on target.

Freshman goalkeeper Janelle Flores was up to the challenge. Flores made six saves in the match, including four in the second half. Her finest stop came in the 78th minute on a free kick from 25 yards. The shot came from just right of center and curled toward the left post. Flores dove, reached out and caught the ball just in front of the goal line before she crashed to the ground.

The final goal came as New Mexico won possession deep in Boise State's end. A through ball was threaded down the center of the field and into the box. A Bronco defender angled toward the right side of the box to cut off the pass and charging attacker. As she went to clear the ball to the right sideline, the kick deflected off the Lobo forward, back across the face of the goal and inside the left post.

The Broncos tried to press for a tying goal in the final 120 seconds, but to no avail.

The loss marks the end of two great Bronco careers in Mikhaila Bowden and Shannon Schueren. Bowden, who was named first-team All-Mountain West earlier Tuesday, finished her career with school records for starts (83) and minutes played (7,694). Schueren leaves with 17 goals and 41 points scored, both marks are third best in school history.

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