Bronco Soccer Hosts Gonzaga Monday
Sept. 13, 2014

 
UP NEXT: Boise State women's soccer hosts Gonzaga Monday, at the Boas Soccer Complex. It is the Broncos' first Monday match since Sept. 26, 2005, at Southern Utah. Boise State (3-1-2) last played Sept. 7, while Gonzaga (3-4-0) hosted Washington State Friday, falling 2-1 in overtime.

FOLLOW THE ACTION: Watch the match for free on the Mountain West Network. Live stats will also be available. 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 rolled to a pair of wins against in-state rivals last week. The Broncos won 2-0 at Idaho (Sept. 5)before opening the home schedule with a 4-1 victory against Idaho State (Sept. 7). Brooke Heidemann scored seven points in the two matches. KT Clayton scored two goals and Kelli Drobney recorded two assists.

ABOUT GONZAGA: The Bulldogs won three of their first four matches, culminating with a 5-0 victory against Idaho. Gonzaga has since dropped its last three, scoring just one goal in those matches. The Bulldogs were picked to finish eighth in the always-tough West Coast Conference and are led by sophomore Karley Baggerly's four goals.  Preseason All-WCC pick Heather Johnson is looking for her first.
All-Time Series: Gonzaga leads 6-2-0. The Bulldogs won the last two meetings.
LOOKING AHEAD: Boise State will play three matches in seven days, starting with the Monday affair against Gonzaga. The Broncos will travel to Southern California for their next two matches with the traditional Friday, Sunday schedule. Boise State visits No. 13 Pepperdine Friday, before taking on UC Irvine Sunday. The games mark the final nonconference matches of the regular season for Boise State. The Broncos start Mountain West play Sept. 26, at Air Force and Sept. 28 at Colorado College.

BEST WEEK EVER: Boise State junior Brooke Heidemann was named NSCAA National Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 7. It is the first national player of the week award bestowed on a Bronco in program history. Heidemann tallied seven points to lead Boise State to victories against in-state rivals Idaho and Idaho State. She scored the game winning goal at Idaho, before turning in a career-best five points against Idaho State. Heidemann recorded the first multi-goal game of her career while also assisting on the game winner. She scored her three goals on just five shots. Heidemann was also named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in her career.

DOUBLE DOUBLE: Juniors Brooke Heidemann and KT Clayton each scored two goals against Idaho State (Sept. 7). It is the first time two Broncos have scored multiple goals in the same match since Oct. 8, 2010, against New Mexico State (Shannon Saxton and Cheyenne Jones).

FAST START FOR FLORES: Freshman goalkeeper Janelle Flores did not allow a goal until the fourth start of her career. She posted a 295:20 sutout streak, the longest to start a career in Boise State history. Flores recorded two complete shutouts in that span and was halfway to another before exiting the Portland State match at halftime.

DROBNEY DISHES: Sophomore Kelli Drobney recorded two assists at Idaho (Sept. 5), helping Boise State score both of its goals against the Vandals. Drobney became the 18th Bronco all-time to record multiple assists in a match. It is the 25th occurence in program history. Brooke Heidemann and Mikhaila Bowden each accomplished the feat last season, which was the first time since 2010.

LATE STRIKES...: In the first four matches, five of Boise State's six goals came in the second half, including three goals in the 85th minute or later. The lone first-half goal came in the 43rd minute (Aug. 24).

...AND EARLY STRIKES: In Boise State's last two matches, the Broncos scored early and often. Each game saw Boise State get out to a 2-0 lead in the first 20 minutes. Boise State scored two goals in the first 12 minutes at Idaho (Sept. 5). Brooke Heidemann scored in the fifth minute and Shannon Schueren added a goal in the 12th minute. It is the first time Boise State put two goals on the board by the 12-minute mark since Sept. 21, 2007, at Oregon State. The almost duplicated the feat against Idaho State (Sept. 7) with Heidemann scoring in the 15th minute and assisting on KT Clayton's goal in the 19th minute.


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