Flores Honored as POW
Oct. 10, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Boise State junior goalkeeper Janelle Flores was named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 3-9, the conference announced Monday. Flores led the Broncos to four crucial points over the weekend, recording 14 saves and a shutout across 200 minutes as Boise State earned a win and a draw to stay in contention for the MW regular-season title.

This is the fourth MW Defensive Player of the Week award for Flores. She is the first player in school history to earn four weekly defensive honors in any conference and joins Shannon Saxton as the only four-time recipient of either weekly conference award. Saxton was the WAC Offensive Player of the Week four times from 2007-10.

Flores made a career-high 11 saves Friday, against San José State in a 0-0 double-overtime draw. The 11 saves are the most in a shutout in Boise State history and the most in any match since 2010. She made six saves in diving fashion.

In the 87th minute Flores dove to her left to make a near-post save on a shot from the top of the box. She batted the ball out of the air right to the feel of a Spartan who on-timed the rebound. Flores popped back to her feet to save the point-blank second chance and silence the opportunity.

Flores added three saves Sunday, in a 2-1 victory over Fresno State. In all, the junior recorded a 0.45 goals-against average and .933 save percentage on the weekend.

Flores and the Broncos begin a four-match road trip Friday, at San Diego State. The Broncos will take on the Aztecs, New Mexico, UNLV and Nevada before returning home for the regular-season finale against Utah State (Oct. 28).

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