Pivotal Road Trip Awaits Broncos
Oct. 11, 2017

Friday, Oct. 13 - 4 p.m. (MT) | at Colorado State
CSU Soccer Field - Fort Collins, Colo.
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Sunday, Oct. 15 - 1 p.m. (MT) | at Wyoming
Madrid Sports Complex - Laramie, Wyo.
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Boise State (8-5-2, 3-2-1 MW) will set off on a pivotal road trip this weekend with matches against Colorado State (3-7-4, 1-3-2 MW) and Wyoming (7-5-2, 3-2-1 MW). The Broncos will face the Rams on Friday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. in Fort Collins, Colo., and then the Cowgirls on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. in Laramie, Wyo.

Currently tied for sixth place in the conference standings with Wyoming, the Broncos will begin a crucial five-game stretch to conclude the regular season that will have a significant impact on earning a spot in the 2017 Mountain West Tournament where the top six teams qualify. Both Boise State and Wyoming have 10 points, not far behind first-place San José State (13 points).

ABOUT COLORADO STATE: The Rams recently picked up a 1-0 win on the road against Nevada to snap a three-game losing streak. They are a well-rounded offensive team with five players scoring at least two goals and 12 players scoring at least one goal on the season.

Colorado State has allowed 1.29 goals a game on the year – tied for 11th in the league. The Broncos currently hold a 4-0-0 advantage in the all-time series, including a recent 2-1 victory in overtime last year in Boise on Sept. 25, 2016.

ABOUT WYOMING: The Cowgirls have won two of their last three games and are unbeaten in their seven home games (5-0-2) so far at the Madrid Sports Complex this season. Almost half of their 21 goals this season have come courtesy of Brittney Stark (6) and Alisha Bass (4).

The Wyoming defense has been particularly stout in conference play with a .83 goals-against-average (tied for the fourth in the league), as led by standout goalkeeper Georgia Rowntree. Wyoming leads the all-time series against the Broncos 7-4-1, but Boise State won the most recent matchup (1-0, Sept. 23, 2016).

LAST TIME OUT: Boise State came away with four points last weekend with a 1-1 tie against Air Force on Friday and a 3-2 victory over Colorado College on Sunday afternoon. Aubree Chatterton scored in both games, finding the back of the net in the 56th minute against the Falcons and then in the 26th for the first goal of the day against the Tigers.

The Blue and Orange registered three goals in a nine-minute span in the 26th, 30th and 34th minutes on Sunday with Chatterton, Raimee Sherle and McKenna Kynett scoring. The first half flurry marked the second time this season that Boise State has scored three goals in the first half of a game (Aug. 20 – Southern Utah). Colorado College made a late push in the second half, but the home team was able to hang on for the Sunday win.

Friday's match saw the Broncos outshoot (25-16) and put more shots on goal (11-7) than Air Force, but the hosts couldn’t find the golden goal in either overtime periods. Boise State momentarily thought they won the game in the second overtime in the 109th minute when Sherle scored and the main official initially ruled it a goal, but it was later overturned due to an offsides call. Chatterton tallied 12 shots on the weekend - the most for any Bronco.

IMPROVING OFFENSE: After scoring 10 goals over the course of nine games in the nonconference portion of the season, the Broncos have already tallied 10 goals in just six games of Mountain West play. With a 1.667 scoring average in conference games, the Blue and Orange are tied for first in the league in the statistic.

CHATTERTON EXPLODES: The freshman enjoyed her best two games of soccer as a Bronco last week in picking up a pair of goals against Air Force and Colorado College. The two goals and 12 shots on the weekend more than doubled both season statistics for her, as she entered the weekend with one goal and eight shots through 14 games.

FLORES SO CLOSE: Flores is currently in a tie for first place in the school record book with 17 career shutouts, joined by Liz Ruiz (2008-11). One more shutout would give the Hesperia, Calif., another top spot in the school record book as she is also currently first in career GAA (1.00).

SHERLE CONTINUES EXCELLING: With 17 points (third in MW) and seven goals (tied for second in MW) on the season, the sophomore continues to work her way up the Bronco record book. Now sporting 14 career goals, the sophomore is tied for seventh in school history. In addition, she is tied for second in the NCAA in game-winning goals (6), and also leads the Mountain West in the category.

CRUCIAL MINUTES FROM THE BENCH: This past weekend was a strong outing for the Bronco bench as eight different players came on as substitutes to combine for 386 minutes. The best example was McKenna Kynett and her 46 minutes of play against Colorado College that also produced a goal – her third of the season coming off the bench.


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