WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: The Boise State women's soccer team (4-6-0) will return home after spending the last three weeks on the road. The Broncos will face the Utah State Aggies, Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Boas Soccer and Tennis Complex just off the Boise State University campus. Live stats will be available for the game, as well as live video on Bronco Vision.
► GAME 11 PREVIEW - UTAH STATE
- The Series: The two opponents have met 13 times prior to Sunday's match with the Aggies holding a 9-3-1 record over the Broncos. Boise State is 2-5-0 when playing Utah State in Boise.
- Scouting the Aggies: The Aggies are 8-3-0 after their first 11 games of the season, with one of those losses coming against No. 2 Oklahoma State. The squad is led by senior Shantel Flanary who leads the team with eight goals, which is tied for 18th in the country. Utah State was voted to finish in a tie for first with San Jose State in the WAC this season, each team received three first place votes. The Aggies are coming off a loss to BYU in Provo, Utah, Thursday.
- Last Time: The two teams met last season on Oct. 15, in Logan, Utah where they battled to a scoreless draw after two overtimes. The match was a defensive battle as the Aggies and Broncos were only able to put five and two shots on goal, respectively.
- Live Coverage: Live stats for the match will be available at http://www.broncosports.com/liveStats/liveStats.dbml?SPID=4062&DB_OEM_ID=9900&LIST_SPORT_ID=W_SOCCER. The game can also be seen via the Bronco Vision broadcast for premium subscribers at http://www.broncosports.com/liveEvents/liveEvents.dbml?SPID=4062&db_oem_id=9900.
2011 Bronco Season Notebook
► ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS - Freshman midfielder Shannon Schueren was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week from Sept. 12-18. Schueren's week was highlighted by her game-winning goal against South Dakota in double overtime, marking the second-consecutive week the Bothell, Wash., native scored a game-winner in the double overtime.
► REACHING A MILESTONE - Steve Lucas is approaching 100 wins as head coach of the Boise State women's soccer team. Lucas currently has 98 wins in his 14 years at the helm.
► 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 4-1 in games where it has outshot the opponent, the one loss coming in the double-overtime opener against Montana.
► 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.
With the win against South Dakota, goalkeeper Liz Ruiz tied Kim Parker winningest goalkeeper in Boise State history, with 26 wins apiece. Ruiz has also accumulated 272 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 71 of her 74 career appearances which places her fourth on the Boise State all-time list. 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.
► Playing for a Good Cause - The Boise State women's soccer team raised over 12,000 dollars for former player Amy Dunn during its exhibition with Arizona State at the Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex, Aug. 12. Dunn, who played at Boise State from 2000-03 was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma and is currently undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz.
There will be another fundraiser for Dunn at Lucky 13, Wednesday Oct. 19. Everyone is invited to eat, drink, and bid on silent auction items. Profits from the auction, 50/50 raffle and all beer sales, thanks to Payette Brewing Company, will go to help the former Bronco soccer player pay for prescription costs. Donations are needed for silent auction items; if you are interested in helping, contact Libby Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.