Broncos Strike Late for 1-0 Win

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OMAHA, Neb. - The Boise State women's soccer team won its second double-overtime game in as many weeks with a 1-0 victory over South Dakota, Friday.

Freshman Shannon Schueren put away the game-winning goal for the Broncos in the 102nd minute off an assist from Katy Oehring. After dribbling around a Coyote defender, Oehring served a cross on the ground to the center of the field which Schueren sent to the back of the net.

The game-winner was the second of the season for Schueren, who headed in the double-overtime winner against Portland State last weekend at the Viking Soccer Classic. The Bothell, Wash., native has a team-leading three goals and seven points this season.

Boise State took control of the first half, putting pressure on South Dakota in the attacking end. The Broncos outshot the Coyotes 10-4 in the first period and finished with a 5-0 corner kick advantage.

"We were really good in the first half," said head coach Steve Lucas. "We could have had one or two goals in the first 20 minutes and that would have changed the game but we let them stay in it."

The momentum leveled in the second half as both teams fired six shots. Though both teams had scoring opportunities throughout the game, neither could capitalize on its chances. The two squads combined for 26 shots in regulation only five of which were on goal.

Senior goalkeeper Liz Ruiz earned the win for the Broncos in a shut out. The match marked the 26th career win for the Boise, Idaho native, who is now tied with Kim Parker as the winningest goalie in Boise State history.  

"Liz is certainly deserving," said Lucas. "She has taken us to a whole other level as a program and we are definitely thankful for that."

Boise State will look to even its record at 5-5-0 when it takes on Creighton, Sunday at 1 p.m. CT. Live stats will be available at http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=1804. Live video will also be available for subscribers at http://www.gocreighton.com/liveEvents/liveEvents.dbml?SPSID=89426&SPID=71&db_oem_id=1000.

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