SPOKANE, Washington (10/2/2007) - Gonzaga handed Boise State a second straight road loss by the score of 3-0 Tuesday afternoon at Martin Field in Spokane.
All three Gonzaga goals were scored in the opening half of the match. Christine Soma opened scoring at 11:21 when she and Ashley Riley took on one Bronco defender in front of the net. Following a pass from Riley, Soma tapped the ball in past the fingers of the diving goalkeeper, Michaela Morrison.
During the 18th minute, the Bulldogs extended their lead to 2-0 thanks to a goal by Jamie Blanche. Lauren Zuckerman scored the final goal of the match at the 44:22 mark when she took a pass from Elle Sweeney before kicking it into the near corner of the net.
Gonzaga’s defense and goalkeepers Jessie Thalman and Lauren Ames combined to post the Bulldogs’ fifth shutout this season. Thalman earned the victory, while she and Ames each recorded two saves. Boise State’s Michaela Morrison suffered the loss allowing the three goals while posting a pair of saves.
Boise State freshmen Cheyenne Jones and Ginger Sossaman combined to place three shots on goal for the Broncos, while the Gonzaga defense doubled up Shannon Saxton, Boise State’s leading scorer, to deny her any shots on goal.
The loss drops Boise State to 4-5-1 overall while Gonzaga extended their unbeaten streak to seven matches and are now 7-2-1 on the year. Up next for the Broncos, they return to Boise for only their second home match of the season this Saturday when they host Northern Arizona at 4:00 p.m.
Soccer Game Summary (Final)
Boise State vs Gonzaga (Oct 02, 2007 at Martin Field)
Boise State (4-5-1) vs. Gonzaga (7-2-1)
Date: Oct 02, 2007 Attendance: 283
Weather: 42, Windy with light rain
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Boise State......... 0 0 - 0
Gonzaga............. 3 0 - 3
1. 11:21 GON SOMA, Christine (RILEY, Ashley)
2. 17:11 GON BLANCHE, Jamie (SOMA, Christine;RILEY, Ashley)
3. 44:22 GON ZUCKERMAN, Lauren (SWEENEY, Elle)
Shots: Boise State 5, Gonzaga 15
Saves: Boise State 2 (Morrison, Michaela 2), Gonzaga 4 (AMES, Lauren
2; THALMAN, Jessie 2)