Boise State Hosts 4th Governor's Cup This Weekend Featuring Idaho, Idaho State, and Montana...

Boise State Hosts 4th Governor’s Cup This Weekend Featuring Idaho, Idaho State, and Montana...

Boise State hosts the 2006 Governor’s Cup this weekend at the Boise State Soccer Stadium adjacent to the Boas Tennis & Soccer Complex. The competition will see double-headers on Friday and Sunday and feature a WAC versus the Big Sky format. The fourth edition of the cup features all three Idaho universities and one invited guest. Representing the WAC are Boise State and Idaho who will play the Big Sky Conference’s Idaho State and Montana. The schedule for this weekend is as follows:

Friday (Sept. 1)

Match 1 - Idaho vs Idaho State at 2:30 p.m. (Mountain)

Match 2 - Montana vs Boise State at 5:00 p.m. (Mountain)

Sunday (Sept. 3)

Match 3 - Idaho vs Montana at 11:30 a.m. (Mountain)

Match 4 - Idaho State vs Boise State at 2:00 p.m. (Mountain)

Boise State Enters Week At 1-0-0...

The Broncos won their season opener at home this past weekend defeating Southern Utah of the Mid-Continent Conference 3-1 on Friday (Aug. 25). Five Broncos recorded points in the Southern match led by senior forward Annie Tom who scored the match-winner and dished out an assist on the game clinching score four minutes later. (For match details, see a short recap on page ??).

Boise State returns ten starters and 19 letterwinners from last year’s 10-8-2 team that went 4-3-0 in league play to finish in sixth place, one win out of first place. Head coach Steve Lucas enters his seventh season in charge of the Broncos and ninth overall with the program. He has a 47-57-9 school and all-time career record with the Broncos.

Sept. 1: Boise State Vs. Montana (1-1-0)...

In Friday’s second match the Broncos will square-off against the Montana Grizzlies with the winner taking a slim edge in the overall series which is tied at 2-2-0 entering the contest. After dropping the first two matches in the series to Montana, Boise State has rallied to win the last two meetings including a 1-0 decision last year in Missoula.

Montana split a pair of matches last weekend in Laramie, Wyoming where they defeated Utah Valley State 3-0 then fell to the host UW Cowgirls 1-0. The Grizzlies were picked to place fourth in this year’s Big Sky coaches’ poll. Montana returns 11 starters and 15 letterwinners from the 2005 squad that went 3-13-1 overall and 1-5-0 in league play to finish 7th. The Grizzlies are coached by Neil Sedgwick who is in his third year at Montana (Records: UM 12-22-3, 3rd season / overall 31-37-3, 5th season).

Sept. 3: Boise State Vs. Idaho State (1-1-0)...

Sunday’s match with Idaho State will be the ninth meeting all-time in the series which Idaho State holds a slight advantage 3-4-1. Boise State won last year’s contest which was also in Boise by the score of 2-to-1.

Idaho State split a pair of home matches last weekend losing a tight 1-0 decision to WAC member Utah State on Friday, before rallying to down Southern Utah 6-1 on Sunday. They will play at BYU on Tuesday prior to their Governor’s Cup matches in Boise this weekend. The Bengals were picked to place seventh in this year’s Big Sky coaches’ poll after placing 6th last season. Idaho State returns nine starters and 12 letterwinners from last year’s 4-12-1 squad that went 1-4-1 in conference action. Coach Allison Gibson is in her first season at ISU and first overall as a collegiate head coach.

Boise State Vs. Big Sky...

The Broncos have a solid 20-9-4 all-time mark versus the Big Sky Conference. By the end of the season Boise State will have played every member of the league at some point in the Broncos’ history. This year the Broncos will meet the lone Big Sky school in which they had not played entering 2006. Sacramento State will host the Broncos on Sept. 29 in California.

The Governor’s Cup...

The Governor’s Cup originated in 1998 the year that the three Idaho universities all started to sponsor women’s soccer. The coaches at the time agreed to a tournament to encourage intra-state competition with each school taking turns hosting the event. The competition has always consisted of the three Idaho schools plus one guest.

The competition lasted three years before it was discontinued following the 2000 tournament. One note, since Idaho and Boise State were in the same conference they never played each other at the Governor’s Cup, instead they waited until their league match in October.

Boise State hosted the first competition in 1998 that Idaho won with a 2-0-0 record, 1999’s tournament was held in Moscow where Idaho and Idaho State tied, while the ISU Bengals won the 2000 cup competition on their home turf in Pocatello.

Admission Prices For Boise State Soccer...

Individual game prices for soccer this season are as follows:

BSU Students with I.D. card Free

Adults $5.00

Seniors (62 years of age minimum) $3.00

Children (high school and younger) $3.00

The price of the Olympic Sports Pass: Adult, senior, child is $50.00 (each)

Boise State Athletics introduces the "Olympic Sports Pass" for 2006-07. The cost of the pass is $50.00 and entitles the owner admission to all home events for the following sports: soccer, volleyball, women’s basketball, gymnastics, and wrestling.

Note: Exclusions to the Olympic Sports Pass - Basketball double-headers and postseason competitions (all sports) are not included in this pass. Separate tickets will need to be purchased for those events. All tickets and passes can be purchased at the Boise State University Athletic Ticket Office or at each event. Tickets may all be purchased by calling (208) 426-4737.

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