Broncos to Face South Dakota, Creighton in Omaha

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What's Happening This Week: The Boise State women's soccer team (3-5-0) will travel to Omaha for two games this weekend after splitting its two matches last week at the Viking Soccer Classic. The Broncos will face the South Dakota Coyotes, Friday at 4:30 p.m. (CT) before taking on the Creighton Bluejays, Sunday at 1 p.m. Live stats will be available for each game, as well as a live video for the match against Creighton.

► GAME 9 PREVIEW - SOUTH DAKOTA - The Broncos will take part in a neutral site contest when they face South Dakota Friday, Sept. 16 at 4:30 p.m. (CT) 

• The Series: This is the first meeting between the two teams.

• Scouting the Coyotes: South Dakota will be looking for its first win of the season after a six-game winless streak and a record of 0-4-2. Three of the Coyotes' six games have gone to double overtime including a 1-0 loss to Creighton Sept. 4. Sophomore forward Jenny Teslow is the team's leading point-getter with five this season.

• Live Coverage: Live stats will be available at http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=2472.

► GAME 10 PREVIEW - CREIGHTON - The Broncos will conclude their weekend by looking to stay unbeaten in road games this season when they face Creighton, Sunday at 1 p.m. (CT)

• The Series: This is the first meeting between the two teams.

• Scouting the Bluejays: Creighton enters the weekend with a 3-3-0 coming off losses to UC-Davis and Sacramento State last weekend. The Bluejays battled No. 3 Oklahoma State for 90 minutes, but came up short with 1-0 loss. The squad is defensively sound, allowing only five goals this season, but scoring only five as well. Creighton made the NCAA tournament last season with a 15-4-2 record and was picked to win its second-consecutive Missouri Valley Conference title this season.  

• Live Coverage: Live stats will be available at http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=1804 along with a live video link for subscribers at http://www.broncosports.com/liveEvents/liveEvents.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=9900.

 

2011 Bronco Season Notebook

► PUTTING ON THE PRESSURE - The Broncos have found success this season when they apply pressure up front and take looks at the goal. Boise State is 3-1 in games where it has outshot the opponent, the one loss coming in the double-overtime match against Montana. Though the Broncos have outshot their opponents 44-37 in the three wins, they have one fewer shots on goal.

► MOVING ON UP - Several current Broncos have spots on career top-10 lists and will look to improve their ranking with solid play this year.

Goalkeeper Liz Ruiz has gained sole possession of second place on the career wins list, with 25. With two more wins Ruiz will become the winningest goalkeeper in Boise State history, passing current record-holder Kim Parker. Ruiz has also accumulated 260 saves during her career which ranks third all-time. Parker is second on the list with 291.

Erica Parks moved into a tie for seventh with BreeAnn Miligan on the Boise State all-time points list. Parks has accumulated 35 points throughout her career and is one shy of sixth-place Ginger Sellick. Parks is also tied for fourth in goals (15) and tied for third in game-winning goals (8).

Senior Lindsay Roberts has started in 69 of her 72 career appearances which places her in a tie for sixth with Kristin Hall. The record for most starts in a career is 77, held by 2010 graduate Shannon Saxton. If Roberts starts in every remaining game this season, she will finish with 80.