Broncos win WAC opener 4-2 at Louisiana Tech, Saxton sets two school records...

RUSTON, Louisiana (10/12/07) - Boise State opened WAC play with a solid 4-2 victory at Louisiana Tech Friday evening in Ruston. The Broncos stormed out to a 4-0 halftime lead then held off a brief Lady Techster rally early in the second period as Boise State claimed the win. The victory improves Boise State to 5-5-2 overall and 1-0-0 in WAC action, meanwhile Louisiana Tech goes to 2-9-0 overall and 0-1-0 in league.

Four different Broncos scored in the match as Boise State snapped a two match scoring draught. Boise State struck early in the second minute as freshman midfielder Cheyenne Jones scored off a Randi Baker pass with 1:10 gone in the match. Jones’ second career goal was the fastest score to start a game this season.

Up one, the Broncos wasted little time in extending their lead. Boise State struck again in the 13th minute on a Shannon Saxton goal. The strike was the 12th of the season as the WAC’s leading scorer set two new Bronco records in the process. Saxton now holds the records for goals and points in a season with 12 and 28 respectively.

Sophomore Kaylea Perenon scored her second goal of the year and the match-winner in the 17th minute to give Boise State a 3-0 advantage. Senior Erin Wofford gave Boise State an insurance goal and a 4-0 lead in the 23rd minute on a Randi Baker cross. The goal is the third of the season for Wofford. That was the last of the Bronco scoring in the match as they took the lead into halftime.

Louisiana Tech attempted to rally in the second period as they recorded two quick goals by Brooke Lanie in the first six minutes of the half. The first goal came two minutes and 41 seconds into the period, the second cut the Bronco lead in half at 4-2 in the 51st minute. However, that was all the Lady Techsters would score as Boise State picked up their defensive effort to claim the win.

Next up for Boise State is the second stop on the weekend’s road trip when they meet Utah State at noon Sunday in Logan, Utah.


Soccer Game Summary (Final)
Boise State vs Louisiana Tech (Oct 12, 2007 at Ruston, La.)

 Boise State (5-5-2) vs. Louisiana Tech (2-9-0)
 Date: Oct 12, 2007  Attendance: 229
 Weather: Mid 60s, breezy, clear

 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Boise State.........  4  0 -  4
 Louisiana Tech......  0  2 -  2
  1.   1:10 BSU Jones, Cheyenne (Baker, Randi)
  2.  13:00 BSU Saxton, Shannon (unassisted)
  3.  16:37 BSU Perenon, Kaylea (unassisted)
  4.  22:55 BSU Wofford, Erin (Baker, Randi)
  5.  47:41 TECH Lanie, Brooke (2) (unassisted)
  6.  50:13 TECH Lanie, Brooke (3) (unassisted)

 Shots: Boise State 14, Louisiana Tech 6
 Saves: Boise State 0 (), Louisiana Tech 4 (Gavlak, Tara 4)



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