Boise State Soccer Shuts Out Washington, 1-0

Sep 1, 2013

SEATTLE - Head coach Jim Thomas returned to Washington and led the Broncos to their first road win, defeating the Washington Huskies 1-0. In a weekend filled with Bronco-Husky matchups, the Boise State women's soccer team earned the sole Bronco win.

The Bronco soccer team came out of the gate strong since the opening kick. Both teams traded many offensive possessions, and the Broncos had many good shots. The Broncos pressured the Husky box, and freshman Kelli Drobney made a drop pass to Brooke Heidemann. Heideman shot a rocket to the bottom left corner, out of the reach of the Washington keeper in the eighth minute to put the Broncos on the board. Heidemann's goal gave the Broncos their first road lead this season, and Heidemann has scored a goal in the first three games of 2013. Freshman Kelli Drobney earned her first career point with the assist.

Washington sent many crosses into the box, Maddy McDevitt made three diving saves in the first half, keeping the Huskies scoreless in the first 45 minutes.

Washington created many quality attacks, ending with numerous shots towards the Bronco goal in the second half. The Boise State defense pressured Washington's offense, stopping every Husky attack. The Broncos struggled to keep possession in the second half, but McDevitt helped calm the defense to earn the shutout.

"I told my defenders to stay calm," said McDevitt. "Especially in those last few minutes things can get hectic and they panic. So I told them to stay calm and to keep focused. Washington got a lot of shots but I was proud of our team. They kept their cool. We really wanted to get the win and put UW away. It felt so good to get the first road win and now we want to keep rolling from here.

The Broncos will host Washington State on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 3 p.m. at Boas Complex.

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