Soccer to Wrap Up Conference Play at Home
What's Happening This Week: The Boise State women's soccer team (6-9-1, 1-3-0) will look to carry its momentum from the win over San Diego State into the final weekend of Mountain West play. The Broncos will start the weekend by hosting TCU, Friday at 4 p.m. before facing off against New Mexico, Sunday at 1 p.m. Both games will take place at the Boas Soccer and Tennis Complex located just off the Boise State campus. Live stats and video will be available at www.broncosports.com.
► GAME 17 PREVIEW - TCU
• The Series: Boise State has faced the Horned Frogs twice in the program's history and holds a 0-1-1 record all-time. The one game played in Boise resulted in a 1-1 tie.
• Scouting the Horned Frogs: TCU enters the weekend with a 7-8-1 record overall, going 1-3-0 in conference play with its win coming against Air Force last weekend. The Horned Frogs have allowed a league-most 10 goals in conference games this season while scoring four. Senior forward Jordan Calhoun and sophomore defender Brooke Kviz lead the team in goals with five apiece. Of TCU's 19 goals, 16 have been scored in the second half.
• Last Time: The last time these two teams met was Oct. 1, 2006 in Boise. Molly McDonald put Boise State on the board first with a goal in the 55th minute off a corner kick. When it looked like the Broncos would walk away victorious, TCU's Lizzy Karoly drilled a long shot to tie the game in the 86th minute. The game would end in a 1-1 draw.
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► GAME 18 PREVIEW - NEW MEXICO
• The Series: The only meeting between the two teams was last season where New Mexico edged Boise State 1-0 in Missoula, Mont.
• Scouting the Lobos: New Mexico enters the weekend at 8-8-4 and 2-0-1 in conference play and enters the match on a seven-game unbeaten streak. The Lobos have a plus-12 goal differential on the season, including a plus-four goal differential in conference play. Senior forward Jennifer Williams leads the team with nine goals and 19 points goalie Kelli Cornell holds down the net with the best goals against average in the conference (0.76). New Mexico has struggled in games spanning into extra time this season, finishing 0-2-4 in overtime games.
• Last Time: The only meeting with New Mexico was Sept. 19, 2010. New Mexico's Jordan Craig scored the game-winning goal in the 71st minute against a shorthanded Bronco team, playing a person down.
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2011 Bronco Season Notebook
► REACHING A MILESTONE - With the win over San Diego State Oct. 16, Steve Lucas earned the 100th win of his career as head coach of the Boise State women's soccer team. Lucas has captained the program for 12 of its 14-year existence.
► PROTECTING THE NET - Senior goalkeeper Liz Ruiz became the winningest goalkeeper in Boise State history when she notched her 27th win against San Diego State. The previous record was 26 held by Kim Parker.
► MOVING ON UP - Several current Broncos have spots on career top-10 lists and will look to improve their ranking with solid play this year.
Liz Ruiz has accumulated 288 saves during her career which ranks third all-time. Kim Parker is second on the list with 291.
Erica Parks moved into a tie for seventh with BreeAnn Miligan on the Boise State all-time points list. Parks has accrued 35 points throughout her career and is one shy of sixth-place Ginger Sellick. Parks is also tied for fourth in goals (15) and tied for third in game-winning goals (8).
Senior Lindsay Roberts has started in 75 of her 80 career appearances which places her in a tie for second with Cheyenne Jones on the Boise State all-time list. The record for most starts in a career is 77, held by 2010 graduate Shannon Saxton. If Roberts starts in every remaining game this season, she will finish with 78. Roberts is third in appearances, one behind Kaylea Perenon
Fellow senior Ashley Walsh has played in 78 matches throughout her career, and fifth on the all-time list The Vancouver, Wash., native is one game shy of moving into a tie for fifth with Shannon Saxton.
► TRENDS OF SUCCESS - The Broncos have found success this season when they apply pressure up front and take looks at the goal. Boise State is 4-1 in games where it has outshot the opponent, the one loss coming in the double-overtime opener against Montana.
Boise State is also 5-1 in matches where it scores the first goal.
In the team's five wins this season, the Broncos have allowed only one goal and hold a 0.16 goals against average.
► ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS - Senior goalkeeper Liz Ruiz earned the honor of Mountain West Co-Defensive Player of the Week from Oct. 16-23. Ruiz returned from injury to earn a shut out win against preseason favorite San Diego State and notch the program-leading 27th win of her career.
Freshman midfielder Shannon Schueren was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week from Sept. 12-18. Schueren's week was highlighted by her game-winning goal against South Dakota in double overtime, marking the second-consecutive week the Bothell, Wash., native scored a game-winner in the double overtime.
Schueren was also named to TopDrawerSoccer.com's list of the Mountain West's top 20 players to watch.
► Playing for a Good Cause - The Boise State women's soccer team raised over 12,000 dollars for former player Amy Dunn during its exhibition with Arizona State at the Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex, Aug. 12. Dunn, who played at Boise State from 2000-03 was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma and is currently undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz.
There will be another fundraiser for Dunn at Lucky 13, Wednesday Oct. 19. Everyone is invited to eat, drink, and bid on silent auction items. Profits from the auction, 50/50 raffle and all beer sales, thanks to Payette Brewing Company, will go to help the former Bronco soccer player pay for prescription costs. Donations are needed for silent auction items; if you are interested in helping, contact Libby Johnson at email@example.com.
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