Boise, Idaho - The Boise State women's soccer team was held scoreless in its second game of the season as the Broncos fell to the Oregon Ducks 2-0, Sunday, in the final game of the Soccer Etc./ Nike Classic.
The two teams were level after the first half, with most of the possession staying in midfield. Oregon put two of its four shots on goal in the opening half while the Broncos put one of their two shots on frame.
Senior goalkeeper Liz Ruiz played 56 minutes for the Broncos until she had to leave the game after diving for a ball to her right side and landing awkwardly as she came to the ground. Junior Megan Blanchard finished the game at goalkeeper and made some key plays early in her time on the field.
The Ducks pulled ahead in the 65th minute off a goal from Julie Armstrong who took a shot from inside the penalty box from the right side of the field and put it past Blanchard on the near post. Oregon tacked on an insurance goal with less than three minutes left in the game, as Shanelle Simien scored from the top of the box.
The Broncos move to 0-2-0 on the season after a 4-3 double-overtime loss to Montana, Friday. Oregon climbs to 2-0-0, beating Wyoming in its season opener.
Boise State will stay at home for the Bronco Invite next weekend. The Broncos will host Eastern Washington, Friday at 5 p.m. before taking on Gonzaga, Sunday at 2 p.m.
"We are excited to play again next week, and are excited to be at home," said head coach Steve Lucas "We have some work to do and we are going to do it. We just didn't have anything go our way this weekend so we are going to get back at it tomorrow and go from there."