Broncos to Face Idaho on Senior Day
What's Happening This Week: While not a conference game, the regular-season finale for the Boise State women's soccer team (7-10-1, 2-4-0) will still be a meaningful one as the Broncos close out the regular season against in-state rival Idaho, Saturday (Oct. 29) at noon. The rivalry game will determine the winner of the Governor's Cup, given each season to the state's best women's soccer team. The match will also mark the last at the Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex for six seniors, who will be honored before the game.
► GAME 19 PREVIEW - IDAHO
• The Series: The Broncos hold an 8-4-1 record over the Vandals all-time, including a 5-1-1 record when the two teams meet in Boise.
• Scouting the Vandals: Idaho enters the match with a record of 7-9-3 overall and 3-3-1 in WAC play. The Vandals have relied heavily on junior forward Chelsea Small who has scored 10 of the team's 24 goals. While the team has seen strong play up front, the goalkeeper position has been a carousel for the team, as four Vandal goalies have played in two or more games. Idaho has struggled on the road this season, with a 1-5-1 record away from Guy Wicks field compared to a 5-3-0 mark at home.
• Last Time: The last time these two teams met was Oct. 24, 2010 in Boise. Despite controlling a majority of the game, the Broncos could not find a goal to put away the Vandals in 90 minutes. Boise State held a 28-13 shot advantage at the end of regulation, with the score still tied at 0-0. It didn't take long in overtime for the Broncos to find their game-winner from Ebie Harris who scored from 18 yards out off a cross from Katy Oehring less than a minute into extra time.
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2011 Bronco Season Notebook
► IN SEARCH OF THE CUP - Originally called the Gem State Cup, the Governor's Cup was created by Idaho State Head Coach Gordon Henderson to honor the state in which the competition resides. Those eligible to compete are all NCAA Division I institutions within the state of Idaho: Boise State University, Idaho State University and the University of Idaho. The competition is based strictly on the direct head-to-head match results between the three institutions with three points awarded for a win in regulation, two points for a win in overtime and one point for a draw. Both the Broncos (2-0) and the Vandals (4-1) beat Idaho State earlier this season, leaving the Oct.29 game in Boise to decide the rightful owner of the 2011 Governor's Cup.
► SENIOR IMPACT - Boise State will honor the 2011 senior class before its game against Idaho. The six-person class is made up of Kati Lucas, Serena Montoya, Lindsay Roberts, Chelsea Robinson, Liz Ruiz and Ashley Walsh. The group has combined to record 257 starts in 373 games. The six have also contributed 17 goals and 19 assists throughout their four years. Since the 2006, Boise state has tallied a record of 39-35-10 and notched a WAC Tournament Championship in 2009.
► 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 295 saves during her career which ranks second all-time. Jeanne Orm holds the top spot on the list with 337.
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 77 of her 82 career appearances which places her in a tie for first with 2010 graduate Shannon Saxton. Roberts is second in career appearances, one behind Cheyenne Jones.
Fellow senior Ashley Walsh has played in 80 matches throughout her career, and is fourth on the all-time list. The Vancouver, Wash., native is one game shy of moving into a tie for third with Kaylea Perenon.
► 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 5-1 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 two goals and hold a 0.27 goals against average.
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