Homestand Continues with Air Force and CC
Oct. 4, 2017

Friday, Oct. 6 - 4 p.m. (MT) | vs. Air Force
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Sunday, Oct. 8 - Noon (MT) | vs. Colorado College
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The Broncos (7-5-1, 2-2 MW) will host Mountain West-leading Air Force (6-4-1, 3-0-1 MW) to kick off the weekend on Friday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m., followed by a matchup on Sunday, Oct. 8 at noon against Colorado College (4-5-3, 1-2-1 MW).

PROMOTIONS: Friday's match will be Military Day with active or retired military members along with first responders all receiving free admission. Sunday will be Alumni Day where Boise State alumni will receive a discounted $3 ticket and Boise State soccer alumni will be admitted for free.

YOUTH CLINIC: The team will be hosting a youth soccer clinic for fans who are 12 years old or younger after Friday's game against Air Force. Both Bronco players and coaches will run the clinic.

LAST TIME OUT: Boise State split in its conference home-opening weekend with a decisive 3-0 victory against New Mexico last Friday night and a 2-0 loss to San Diego State on Sunday afternoon. Raimee Sherle (35’), McKenna Kynett (36’) and Jessie Vogel (82’) all scored on Friday to secure just the second win over New Mexico in program history, and the first since 2013.

Most notably, however, was Janelle Flores’ performance in net that gave her the 17th shutout of her career to tie the school record. The senior was sensational all evening in making eight saves and directing the Bronco defense against a normally potent New Mexico attack. Sherle also broke a school record of her own on Friday with her goal counting as the game-winning goal. With now 10 career and six on the season, the sophomore now holds both the career and single-season school records for game-winning goals.

Sunday's matchup saw the Broncos outshoot San Diego State 21-16 and put more shots on goal (6-4) than the visitors, but the Aztecs were able to capitalize on chances in the 3rd and 85th minutes to cement the 2-0 win. Sherle led all players with six shots, while Baylee Blaser and Sarah Taylor both tallied three apiece. Flores finished the day with two saves.

ABOUT AIR FORCE: Currently first place in the conference, Air Force is riding a five-game unbeaten streak – four games of which have propelled the Falcons to a 3-0-1 record in conference play. Three of the four conference games have gone into overtime with the other being a 1-0 victory on the road against UNLV, the 2016 conference champions.

Brooke Rittmann leads the way for Air Force with five goals. The Falcon defense is fourth in the league defensively with a .91 goals-against-average (GAA) while their offense averages one (1.00) goal a game, ranking 10th in the MW.

ABOUT COLORADO COLLEGE: The Tigers currently have four points in conference play with a 1-2-1 record. They recently defeated Nevada in overtime by a score of 1-0 on the road last Sunday in Reno.

Nine different Tigers have scored goals on the season with Lauren Millie claiming the No. 1 spot on the team with three goals. Colorado College also averages exactly one goal per game.

STILL WINNING: With her goal last Friday counting as the game-winning goal in the team’s 3-0 victory against New Mexico, Sherle brought her season total to six game-winning goals on the season – good for a tie for the NCAA lead in the category.

The sophomore now holds the single-season school record (6) and the career school record (10) for game-winning goals.

GROWTH ON OFFENSE: The Broncos saw their shots-per-game average rise significantly to 12.6 last weekend thanks to 20 shots against New Mexico and 21 against San Diego State. While Boise State was unable to convert in the final third against the Aztecs, the consistency of chances illuminated the growth that the Broncos have enjoyed on offense in recent weeks, as they are No. 2 in conference play for scoring average (1.50) through four games.

STINGY DEFENSE: The Blue and Orange continues to be one of the strongest defenses in the conference with a .832 goals-against-average on the season – good for No. 3 in the league. The seasoned backline of Eva Herrera, Addison Standlee, Jessie Vogel and Allegra Weeks have been sensational while Flores in net has been nothing short of record-breaking.

FLORES SO CLOSE: With another shutout last weekend on Friday in a win against New Mexico (3-0), the senior moved into a tie for first place in the school record book with 17 career shutouts, joining Liz Ruiz (2008-11). Another shutout would give the Hesperia, Calif., another top spot in the school record book as she is currently first in career GAA (0.99).

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