Soccer to Play Two in Utah
Aug. 27, 2014

Friday, Aug. 29 at Utah 7:30 p.m. MT
Sunday, Aug. 31 at Utah Valley 2 p.m. MT
 
Boise State women's soccer hits the road again for a pair of games in Utah. The Broncos begin the weekend Friday, at Utah at 7:30 p.m. They will play at Utah Valley Sunday at 2 p.m.

FOLLOW THE ACTION: Watch the Sunday match for free at WolverineGreen.com. Live stats will be available for both games. Access the links by visiting the soccer schedule page at BroncoSports.com. Stay up to date with Bronco soccer on twitter @BroncoSportsSOC.

LAST TIME OUT: Boise State opened its 2014 campaign with a pair of positive results at the PSU, going 1-0-1. The Broncos defeated Drake 3-0 in the opener, surrendering just one shot attempt to the Bulldogs. Boise State tied 1-1 with host Portland State in the Sunday match. Four Broncos were named to the All-Tournament Team. Freshman goalkeeper Janelle Flores did not surrender a goal in 135 minutes. Flores earned MW Defensive Player of the Week honors after the performance.

ABOUT UTAH: The Utes finished third in the Pac-12 last season and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. They open their 2014 home schedule against Boise State. Utah is riding a 12-match unbeaten streak at home (8-0-4), dating back to 2012. The Utes began the season with a win at Oral Roberts and a draw at Oklahoma. Goalkeeper Linsey Luke was an all-region selection last season. Katie Taylor was also all-region after leading the Utes in points for the second-straight year.
All-Time Series: Utah leads 4-0-1. The teams last met in 2012, a 1-1 draw in Boise.

ABOUT UTAH VALLEY: The Wolverines suffered a pair of 1-0 setbacks at the PSU Tournament last weekend, facing the same opponents as Boise State. Both goals allowed came in the first 15 minutes of the match. UVU finished last season 9-10-1, including a 7-4-1 mark in WAC play.
All-Time Series: Boise State leads 3-1-0. The teams last meet in 2010. UVU notched its first win in the series, 1-0, in Pocatello.

FLORES POW: Freshman goalkeeper Janelle Flores was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week following the first week of the season. Flores did not allow a goal in 135 minutes of action across two starts at the PSU Tournament. She recorded a shutout against Drake, in the first match of her collegiate career after becoming the first Boise State true freshman to start a game at keeper since Liz Ruiz in 2008 and the first to start a season opener since Kim Parker in 2003.Against Portland State, Flores started and played the first half. She blanked the Vikings for 45 minutes, making two saves, and allowing the Broncos to take a 1-0 lead into intermission. It is the fifth time Boise State has earned MW Defensive Player of the Week honors, and 14th overall regardless of conference. It is the 11th time in program history a goalkeeper has been named conference defensive player of the week, and the seventh-straight season a Bronco keeper earned the award. Flores was also named the CollegeSportsMadness.com MW Player of the Week.

STRONG DEBUT: Freshman goalkeeper Janelle Flores became the first Boise State true freshman to start a season opener at keeper since Kim Parker in 2003. Flores impressed immediately, recording a shutout in her first collegiate match. She orchestrated a Bronco defense that allowed Drake to attempt just one shot and not put any on target.

STRONG DEBUT PART II: Freshman midfielder Sarah Taylor made her collegiate debut in the season opener against Drake. Taylor scored in the 85th minute, just 13 minutes after entering the match for the first time. She became the first Bronco freshman to score in a season opener since Chelsea Robinson in 2008.

MULTI-GOAL MAGIC: Boise State is 11-0-0 under Jim Thomas when scoring multiple goals, including six games with three tallies. The Broncos are on an 19-match winning streak when scoring multiple goals, spanning three full years. The last time Boise State scored multiple goals in a loss was a 4-3 double-overtime setback against Montana in the 2011 season opener (Aug. 19).

YOU ONLY SHOOT ONCE: That's the motto as Drake attempted just one shot against Boise State in the season opener (Aug. 22). A cross in the 48th minute was flicked toward goal, but never threatened the net falling short and wide. It is just the second time in Bronco history an opponent has taken one shot, matching the all-time low set Sept. 9, 2009, against Arkansas Pine-Bluff. It is the fourth time in school history the Broncos did not face a shot on goal in a match.

MAKING IT A HABIT: Junior Brooke Heidemann scored in the first match of the season. Heidemann netted the second goal of the match Aug. 22, against Drake, putting away a 25-yard strike after breaking away from midfield and sidestepping the keeper.  She also scored in the season opener in 2013, her first of nine goals last season.

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