Soccer Travels To Sacramento State Friday, Then Return For First Home Match In Three Weeks Against TCU On Sunday...
Boise State has a busy schedule this week beginning with the last of five straight road matches. The Broncos open the week at Sacramento State (5-4-1) at 4:00 p.m. (pacific) on Friday, then they return home to host TCU (5-5-0) at 1:00 p.m. (mountain) Sunday afternoon. This is the final weekend of non-conference action as WAC play starts next week.
Boise State Enters Week At 4-4-0...
The Broncos enter the week at 4-4-0 overall. Boise State has played four-straight matches on the road including a hard fought loss last Friday at #13/#20 California by the score of 2-1. The Broncos are looking to snap a three-game losing streak, all by the score of 2-1, at Sacramento State on Friday. Junior Karie Keller continues to lead the Broncos with three goals for six points, senior Brennan Lau is second with five points (1g, 3a), followed by Kristin Hall, Erin Wofford, and Nicole Tadman with four points (2g) each. As a team, Boise State averages 1.86 goals per game and places 53 percent of their shots on target.
Boise State returned ten starters and 19 letterwinners from last year’s 10-8-2 team that went 4-3-0 in league play to finish in sixth place, one win out of first place. Head coach Steve Lucas is in his seventh season in charge of the Broncos and ninth overall with the program. He has a 48-61-9 record at the school, it is also his all-time career collegiate record as a head coach.
Sept. 29: Boise State at Sacramento State (5-4-1, Big Sky 0-0-0)...
This is the first meeting ever between Boise State and the Big Sky Conference’s Sacramento State Hornets who enter the week at 5-4-1 overall. The Hornets are coming off a weekend in Colorado Springs, Colorado where they lost at Air Force 1-0 then drew at Colorado College 1-1. To date, they have played five common opponents with Boise State and have gone 3-2-0 in those matches: Nevada (L 2-0), UC-Davis (W 2-1), at Idaho (W 6-0), at San Jose State (W 2-1), and at Fresno State (L 2-0). Sac State is currently led by Kayelyn Satkowski with four goals and three assists for 11 points, followed by Katie McCoy with three goals and four assists. The team averages 1.45 goals per match and has placed 40 percent of their shots on target.
Head coach Katie Poynter is in her third season at Sacramento State where she is 16-27-4 overall. The Hornets returned seven starters and 14 letterwinners from the 2005 squad that went 8-8-3 overall and 4-1-1 in league to place second in the Big Sky standings. For more information on Sacramento State go to www.hornetsports.com.
Boise State Vs. Big Sky Conference...
The Broncos have a solid 22-10-4 all-time mark versus the Big Sky Conference. In 2006, they are 2-1-0 so far with Sacramento State being the last Big Sky school remaining on their schedule. This Friday the Broncos will meet the lone Big Sky school, Sacramento State, in which they had not played entering 2006.
Oct. 1: TCU (5-5-0, MWC 0-0-0) at Boise State...
This Sunday, October 1, Boise State returns home to host a match for the first time since September 6 when the Texas Christian (TCU) Horned Frogs come to town. This is the second match in the series which began last year in Fort Worth, Texas where the Horned Frogs won 1-0 in overtime. TCU is the newest member of the Mountain West Conference and enters the week at 5-5-0 overall. The Boise State match is their lone contest of the week. The Horned Frogs split a pair of home matches last weekend losing to Southern Methodist 2-0 then rebounding to defeat Texas-San Antonio 3-0. Lizzy Karoly leads TCU with 10 points on four goals and two assists, followed by Michelle Nguyen (3g, 3a) and Lauren Pope (4g, 1 a) with nine points each. The team averages 1.5 goals per match and shoots 46.8 percent on target.
TCU returned eight starters and 11 letterwinners from last year’s 6-11-0 team that placed seventh in the Mountain West with a 1-6-0 mark. Dan Abdalla is in his second season at TCU where he is 6-11-0, his all-time coaching record is 65-53-8 in six plus seasons.
Boise State Vs. Mountain West Conference...
The Broncos have traditionally struggled against schools from the Mountain West Conference going 1-8-0 all-time versus the league. Boise State lost 2-1 in Reno, Nevada two weeks ago to Wyoming, the only other MWC member the Broncos will face this season. The Broncos picked up their first win over the MWC last year when they defeated Air Force 2-1 in Missoula, Montana. Current Mountain West members and Boise State’s record against them are: BYU, Utah (0-3-0), Wyoming (0-2-0), TCU (0-1-0), New Mexico, San Diego State, Colorado State (no soccer), UNLV (0-2-0), and Air Force (1-0-0).
Boise State Is Home At Last, End Of Five Game Road Swing Is Here...
Friday’s match at Sacramento State is the last of five consecutive matches on the road for Boise State where they have gone 1-3-0 so far. It has been over three weeks since the Broncos have hosted a home match as they prepare for TCU this Sunday, October 1, following the Sac State contest. This weekend is the final tune-up before WAC action begins on October 6 at San Jose State.
Hall Moves Up Career Lists...
Senior Kristin Hall has moved up some of the Boise State career lists. The Boise native is now seventh in career points with 29 and tied for sixth in goals with 11.
Keller Tied For Sixth In WAC For Goals...
Junior Katie Keller is ranked in a six-way tie for sixth place in the Western Athletic Conference for goals scored this season with three. First place is a three-way tie with five goals.
Lau Tied For Third In WAC For Assists...
Senior Brennan Lau is tied with Hawaii’s Taryn Fukuroku for third in the conference for assists this season with three each.
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