Broncos Win Home Opener

Aug 25, 2013

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State women's soccer team hosted Creighton in their home opener this Sunday. Both teams came into the matchup 0-1 overall, vying not to drop a second game. The Broncos earned the victory over the Blue Jays, 2-1.

Boise State played a strong, possessive first half, outshooting Creighton seven shots to two. It seemed as if both teams would remain scoreless headed into halftime, until senior Rebe Wolverton subbed onto the pitch. The senior instantly created impact, dictating play both on and off the ball. Wolverton ripped a shot, yards shy of the midfield line, and found the top right corner of the goal.

"I feel like my role here has been to come off the bench and create something," said Wolverton. "That's what myself and the other seniors do, try to create impact the moment we sub onto the field."

Creighton controlled the tempo the majority of the second half. Boise State tried to keep the lead as long as they could, playing a defensive game and stopping many counter-attacks. The Broncos looked as if they would come out with a win until the Blue Jays' Paige Jarsombeck tapped a ball in after a breakdown in the Boise State box in the 82nd minute.

All signs pointed to overtime until Brooke Heidemann took the ball on a breakaway and scored the game winning goal in the bottom left corner in the 87th minute. It was Heidemann's second goal in two games for the Broncos.

"I'm very proud of our team," said head coach Jim Thomas. "This is the second game we've been scored on and immediately responded with a goal of our own. You can't coach that response. To show the heart and to come back like that, I'm so proud of our team. Finding a way to win is a skill in itself.

Boise State travels to Seattle this weekend to take on Seattle U (Aug. 30) and Washington (Sept. 1). Boise State's next home game is on Sept. 5 against Washington State at 5 p.m.

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