The Falcons jumped out to an early lead that would be enough to last the entire game. Senior forward Bridget Murphy scored Air Force's game-winner in the 12th minute off an assist from Leah Bratt. Murphy was able to collect the ball from inside 10 yards and fired a shot into the lower right corner of the Bronco net.
Though Boise State was outshot 10-6 in the first half, it was the aggressor in the second period, creating chances and taking two more shots than Air Force. A lot of time was spent in the Falcons' defensive end but the Broncos could not put the finishing touches on runs and crosses to find an equalizer.
"I thought we had enough chances and were in enough dangerous situations to certainly get one and tie it up," said head coach Steve Lucas. "Our services were just to the keeper's hands which was the biggest problem. If we can keep those on the ground I think more things could have happened against a goalkeeper that holds on to everything like she did."
Though the final shots tally was 13-11 in favor of Air Force, each team only put up three shots on goal, none of which came in the second half.
"I thought it was a good performance today but we just didn't get a result," Lucas said. If we keep doing that, good things will happen. We're not satisfied at all but we are going to grow from this for sure."
The Broncos will face two more conference opponents next weekend when they travel to UNLV for 8 p.m. matchup, Friday before heading to San Diego State, Sunday for a 1 p.m. kickoff.