Perenon's Overtime Goal Gives Broncos 4-3 Win At Eastern Washington...
CHENEY, Washington (9/8/2006) Freshman Kaylea Perenon scored the match-winner six minutes into overtime handing the Boise State Broncos a 4-3 extra time victory over the Eastern Washington Eagles Friday afternoon in Cheney, Washington. The match turned out to be a physical contest that tested the athletes’ patience as the Broncos cruised to a 3-1 halftime lead. The second half saw a series of strange things happened as
The match was rough from the kick-off as the two squads tested each other. The Broncos’ Hall tested the EWU keeper, Tiera Como, in the 6th minute on a drive into the 18-yard box from the right side and fired a shot that was touched wide right by
Eastern quickly launched a counter attack that saw them drive into the Bronco box beating one defender and Kim Parker in goal. They Eagle attacker shot at goal only to see Boise State junior Melanie Bohnet get in position to clear the shot off the goal line for the save.
Less than two minutes later in the 8th minute
The Broncos stepped up the pressure after that. Junior Katie Keller attacked down the center of the field and watched as her shot from 18 yards out was touched wide of net by the goalie
Down by one Eastern pulled even 55 seconds later when Brittney Sparks stole a bad Bronco pass and drove one-v-one on Kim Parker in
After a Randi Baker near miss, the Broncos regained the lead in the 24th minute when Brennan Lau attacked down the left flank. As she drove the senior from
Then 33 seconds later Eastern fouled Lau about 25 yards out on the high left side of goal. Keller stepped up and sent the direct kick over the wall and curved it away from the keeper into the upper left (near post) corner of goal for a 3-1 Boise State advantage with 3:11 left in the first period.
Following the intermission things turned weird for the Broncos. The Eagles continued to beat-up on the
Unfortunately, a series of fluke plays cost the Broncos in the final 15 minutes of regulation.
The first event occurred in the 74th minute when a Bronco defender cleared a long ball by Eastern only to see her clearance deflected off the back of a teammate and sail back over the
Guthrie struck again two minutes later when the
The Broncos responded with a new intensity and sense of urgency. They saw a shot from 17 yards sailed wide right in the 13th minute. Followed by a Baker shot from 12 yards that was blocked to the right of the net by the keeper
Schwalbe had another opportunity in the 88th minute when she drove into the center of the Eagle 18-yard box. She shot straight on from 16 yards only to be denied by
The score and adversity the Broncos faced in regulation fired the Broncos up for the first overtime period.
With the match tied with a little more than four minutes left in the first overtime
The win completes a two match sweep of this week’s competition and improves them to 4-1-0 overall on the season. They will be back in action next weekend when they participate in the
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