FRESNO, California (10/15/06) The Fresno State Bulldogs handed Boise State their third shutout of the season as they defeated the Broncos 2-0 Sunday afternoon in Fresno. For Boise State they concluded their final road trip of the season at 0-1-1 as they move to 6-6-2 overall and 1-2-1 in WAC action.
The Bulldogs took the lead in the 33rd minute when Nicole Gutierrez toe touched an Allison Sill corner kick into goal for the 1-0 advantage. The insurance goal came late in the match when Cortney Sobrero headed a cross from the left side past the Bronco defense in the 89th minute.
Boise State placed five shots on goal during the match but failed to get the ball across the goal line. All five shots came in the second half as the Broncos pushed forward. The first chance was by sophomore Randi Baker in the 54th minute. Danielle Schwalbe and Brittney Dugger each fired at the Bulldog goal in the 62nd and 75th minutes respectively. Unfortunately, all three Broncos were denied by Angie Larson, Fresno State’s goalkeeper.
Boise State tried to stage a rally in the final ten minutes as they watched a shot by freshman Kaylea Perenon denied by Larsen in the 81st minute, a second shot by the freshman from Oakland, California sailed wide in the 86th. Senior Kristin Hall also placed a solid shot at goal in the 82nd minute only to see the Bulldog keeper swallow up the shot.
On the day Fresno State out shot the Broncos by a ten-to-five margin in shots on goal. Boise State’s Michaela Morrison recorded eight saves on the day, while Fresno State’s Larsen denied all five Bronco attempts.
The shutout kept Boise State scoreless on the weekend after a scoreless draw at Nevada Friday night. However, the Broncos are still in the thick of the race for qualifying for next months WAC Tournament in Reno, especially with three home league matches remaining to conclude the regular season.
Soccer Box Score (Final)
Boise State at Fresno State (Oct 15, 2006 at Fresno, Calif.)
Boise State (6-6-2) at Fresno State (9-5-1)
Date: Oct 15, 2006 Attendance: 1304
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Boise State......... 0 0 - 0
Fresno State........ 1 1 - 2
1. 32:19 FS Gutierrez, Nicole (3) (Sill, Allison)
2. 88:47 FS Sobrero, Cortney (5) (Sill, Allison)
Shots: Boise State 9, Fresno State 17
Shots on goal: Boise State 5, Fresno State 10
Saves: Boise State 8 (Morrison, Mciaela 8), Fresno State 5 (Larsen, Angie 5)
Corner Kicks: Boise State 4, Fresno State 3
Fouls: Boise State 7, Fresno State 5
Offsides: Boise State 1, Fresno State 2