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BOISE, Idaho (10/10/2010) - Boise State University’s soccer team dropped a defensive battle 1-0 to Louisiana Tech University Sunday afternoon in Boise. After being on a scoring rampage the last two matches, the Broncos struggled with their touch and finishing in the one-goal defeat at the hands of the Lady Techsters. Boise State had five shots on goal by different individuals but failed to convert any into scores as the Broncos dropped their first conference match of the season.

The first half ended in a scoreless draw with limited scoring opportunities by either side. Boise State placed two shots on target compared to La Tech’s one. Ashley Walsh and Cheyenne Jones were the two Broncos with shots on goal but each time they were denied by Caitlin Updyke in the Lady Techster goal.

The visitors took control early in the second half when Rachel King came away with a loose ball, then drove at the Boise State goal. She sent the game-winner to the left side of goal from 12 yards out for the 1-0 La Tech advantage in the 55th minute.  

The tempo picked up in the final 45 minutes as both teams pushed up and down the field. By the end of the match the Lady Techsters had out shot the Broncos seven to three in shots on goal. Boise State’s keeper, Liz Ruiz, stopped seven of La Tech’s eight scoring opportunities during the contest.

Offensively, the Broncos struggled a bit in the final 45 minutes as the Lady Techsters challenged every Boise State possession forcing several errant passes. It was Boise State’s touch and finishing in the final period that cost the home side this afternoon as the Broncos came up short at the end.

The loss drops the Broncos to 5-8-1 overall and 2-1-0 in WAC action. Meanwhile, La Tech improves to 12-4-0 on the season and 2-2-0 in league play. It is the Lady Techsters’ first victory over Boise State in six meetings. Next up for the Broncos is a two-match road trip next weekend to Utah State and Nevada.


Final Game Summary
Louisiana Tech at Boise State (10/10/10 at Boise, Idaho)

 Louisiana Tech (12-4-0, WAC 2-2-0) vs. Boise State (5-8-1, WAC 2-1-0)
 Date: 10/10/10      Attendance: 479
 Weather: Mid 70s, sunny

 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
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 Louisiana Tech......  0  1 -  1
 Boise State.........  0  0 -  0
 
 SCORING SUMMARY:
  1.  55:00 LATECH King, Rachel (unassisted) - 12 yds out, beat GK to left.

 Shots: Louisiana Tech 13, Boise State 16
 Shots on Goal: Lousiana Tech 8, Boise State 5
 Saves: Louisiana Tech 5 (Updyke, Caitlin 5), Boise State 7 (Ruiz, Liz 7)