Freshman Shannon Schueren scored the Broncos' game-winning goal in the 106th minute with a header into the left corner past the Portland State keeper. Senior Chelsea Robinson set the play up with a cross from the right corner which found the charging Schueren in stride.
"Chelsea did all the work down the line, beating a couple players and got a great cross in," said Schueren. "I was just at the right place at the right time."
Schueren made the Governor's Cup All-Tournament Team last weekend, highlighted by a goal and an assist in the team's final game against Idaho State. The Bothell, Wash., native now has five points in the Broncos' last two games and is the squad's co-leader in points with Kati Lucas.
Both teams had scoring opportunities throughout the game as the momentum shifted several times throughout regulation.Each squad put up seven shots on goal but the game was kept scoreless thanks to some acrobatic saves from their respective goalkeepers.
Boise State keeper Liz Ruiz put together her second-consecutive shutout and earned her third win of the season. The senior has accumulated 25 wins in her career and is two shy of passing Kim Parker for the most wins in school history.
"It was a good game and a good road win and I'm happy that we are starting to put things together and do what we want to do," said head coach Steve Lucas.
The Broncos will have a day off before facing Cal Poly, Sunday at 11 a.m. PT. The Mustangs defeated Seattle 2-1 in their opening match of the tournament.
"Cal Poly will be well coached and they play an attractive style so we are looking forward to an exciting game," Lucas said.