Broncos Earn 1-1 Draw Against Utah State

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BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State women's soccer team finished with a 1-1 draw against the Utah State Aggies Friday at the Boas Soccer and Tennis Complex, in what was the team's fifth double-overtime game of the season.

Both teams were able to keep possession in the opening half, with much time spent in the neutral third of the field. The Broncos did outshoot the Aggies 8-3 in the first period but each teams only put one shot on goal.

Utah State was the first team to get on the board with a goal from freshman midfielder Lexie Morgan. The goal came off a free kick from Taryn Rose who sent the ball from midfield into the 18-yard box, where it passed through traffic to the foot of Morgan and into the back of the net.

Boise State found its equalizer in the 67th minute when senior Kati Lucas sent a cross from the right corner to the far post, where the ball hit an Aggie defender and bounced into the goal. Though Lucas did not initially put the shot on goal, she is awarded with the score because the defender never had control of the ball.

The goal is Lucas' third of the season which ties Schueren for a team high. Schueren now has two assists on the year while Walsh was credited with her first point in 2011 campaign.

The Broncos were not able to relax after they drew even, as they had to defend an offensive resurgence from the Aggies. Utah State finished with 11 shots in the second half, eight of which came after Boise State scored its goal. The Bronco back line also had to fend off two Utah State corner kicks in the last three minutes of regulation.

The two teams traded attacks in the overtime periods but neither was able to put home the game winner.

"It was good that we fought back and got (a result) at home," said head coach Steve Lucas. "We defended our home field for the first time this season so I'm happy with that."

 Boise State is now 4-6-1 on the season while Utah State moves to 8-3-1. The Broncos will start league play next weekend when it travels to Laramie, Wyo., to face Wyoming Friday at 4 p.m. MT before flying to Seattle for a 1 p.m. (PT) matchup with Redhawks, Sunday.


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