Soccer Travels to Air Force and Colorado College


► What's Happening - Boise State University's women's soccer team travels to the state of Colorado this weekend for a pair of contests at the Air Force Academy and Colorado College. The action begins on Friday when the Broncos play the Air Force Falcons at the academy's campus northwest of Colorado Springs, kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. (Mountain). On Sunday the action will conclude when Boise State faces the Colorado College Tigers in Colorado Springs, Colo., at noon (Mountain). These are just two of 14 road games for the Broncos this season.


► Match 3 Preview, at Air Force - Boise State begins the weekend at Air Force with a 7 p.m. kickoff at the Cadet Soccer Stadium on the Academy's campus. This is the third match of the year for both schools who are each 1-1 entering the week.

● Preview of a Future Rivalry : Friday's game is the first of three matches against members of the Mountain West Conference, a league Boise State joins next year. The other two matches are against the University of New Mexico and University of Wyoming.

● The Series:
This will be the second encounter between these two programs all-time with the Broncos holding a 1-0-0 record in the series. Boise State is 1-10-2 all-time versus the current members of the Mountain West Conference.

● Last Time:
The last time they met was at the Montana Nike Invitational on Sept. 11, 2005 in Missoula, Mont., where Boise State won 2-1. The Broncos claimed a two-goal lead before the Falcons came back midway in the second period with a penalty kick to close the gap.

● Internet Coverage: The Air Force Academy will have live stats for Friday's game on its website at www.GoAirForceFalcons.com.

● About the Falcons:
Air Force was picked to place eighth in this year's MWC race by the league's coaches. The Falcons return eight starters and 15 letterwinners from last season's squad that went 2-15-1 overall and 0-7-0 in conference to place eighth.

● Air Force's Head Coach:
Larry Friend is in his second season as head coach at Air Force where he went 2-15-1 last year, his career mark as a head coach is the same.


► Match 4 Preview, at Colorado College - The weekend will conclude Sunday afternoon in down the road in Colorado Springs where Boise State is set to take on Conference-USA's Colorado College Tigers at noon (Mountain) at Stewart Field on the CC campus. This will be the second game of the year for Colorado College who opens the season this Friday at home against the University of Dayton.

● Internet Coverage:
Colorado College will have live stats for Sunday's contest at www.CCTigers.com.

● The Series: This will be the first meeting in the series.

● About the Tigers:
Colorado College is a member of is a member of Conference-USA for soccer. They are NCAA Division II in most sports except soccer and hockey where they compete at the DI level.  No preseason coaches poll could be located when this release was posted. However, the Tigers return six starters and 12 letterwinners from last year's campaign when they recorded a 12-6-2 overall mark and 8-2-1 in conference to place second.

● Colorado College's Head Coach: Geoff Bennett is in his seventh season as head coach at CC where he has gone 66-38-13, Bennett's career mark is 114-79-23 in 11 years.


The Bronco Season Notebook

► Boise State Earns Opening Weekend Split  - The Broncos opened the 2010 campaign on the road in Oregon where Boise State split last week losing at the University of Oregon 2-0 on Friday, Aug. 20, then rebounding to win 2-1 at Portland State on Sunday, Aug. 22.

► Leading Boise State -
Junior Kati Lucas and sophomore Erica Parks each scored a goal in the Portland State victory with Parks being the game-winner. Senior Shannon Saxton helped on both goals dishing out assists, freshman Ashley Hruby was also apart of Lucas' goal and credited with an assist as well.

► Saxton Eyes Career Record for Goals - In three years Shannon Saxton has written her name into the Bronco record book ranking in the top-10 of 46 categories. The senior enters 2010 within one goal of tying Brittany Zoellner's record for career goals at 30, Saxton has 29.

► Saxton Extends Points and Assists Records -
On Aug. 22 at Portland State Shannon Saxton was credited for two assists against the Vikings. As a result, Saxton extended two school records, her career assists total went from 16 to 18 while increasing her points record from 74 to 76.  

► Broncos in Season Openers - Boise State's 2-0 loss at Oregon on Aug. 20 gives the Broncos a 6-6-1 record in season openers all-time. 

► Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex - The Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex is the home of Bronco soccer. The facility is located adjacent to the Boas Tennis bubbles on south Oakland Avenue. Since the field opened in 2003, the Broncos have gone 35-14-13 (.669) all-time on their home turf. Last year Boise State went 8-2-3.


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