Tournament Time For Soccer: Broncos Take On Nevada In First Round
This Week, WAC Tourney Time...
Boise State (10-7-2, WAC 4-3-0) hosts the Western Athletic Conference Tournament which starts on Thursday Nov. 3 with two matches. Match one will pit Utah State (7-8-4, WAC 4-2-1) and Fresno State (7-9-2, WAC 4-2-1) against each other, they tied (0-0) in the regular season at Fresno. Boise State will play in match two against the Nevada Wolf Pack (10-6-2, WAC 4-2-1), the Broncos won 3-2 in double-overtime on Oct. 14 in Boise. This match features the two teams with the best overall records in the conference. The winner of the three day tournament receives the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament next week.
If Boise State wins on Thursday they will play again on Friday afternoon at 2:30 pm against the number two seeded San Jose State Spartans (5-11-2, WAC 4-2-1). The Spartans received a bye in the first round.
The Nevada match will mark the sixth time the two programs have met all-time. Boise State is currently leading 5-0-0 in the series.
If the Broncos advance, they would played San Jose State for the sixth time as well. Boise State leads this series 3-1-1 all-time, including a 2-1 overtime win in Boise on Oct. 7, 2005.
Broncos To Compete In Their Third WAC Tournament...
Boise State will be competing in their third Western Athletic Conference Tournament this week since joining the league for the 2001 season. The Broncos are 0-2-0 all-time at the WAC Tournament. They lost 7-1 to Hawaii in 2001 at Dallas, Texas. The last time they advanced in 2003 the Broncos lost a heartbreaker in a driving rain storm late in the match 1-0 to UTEP, also in Dallas.
Boise State Notes...
Boise State finished the regular season with their second best record all-time at 10-7-2. The ten wins matches the record for most wins in a season set in 2001 (10-7-1), they can break the record with a win on Thursday against Nevada. The Broncos finished the conference race at 4-3-0 overall to place sixth. They were one point out of second place and three from first place in one of the closest WAC races in recent years.
Junior midfielder Nicole Coleman continues to lead the Broncos in scoring with 15 points on five goals and five assists. Close behind her is freshman Randi Baker with six goals and two assists for 14 points. Kristin Hall ended the regular season on a roll with four points against Louisiana Tech in the season finale, she has four goals and three assists entering the tournament this week.
Broncos Tie Record For Wins In A Season With Ten, Go For Record Thursday...
(11/1/05) - The Broncos finished the regular season at 10-7-2 overall. The ten wins ties the school record for wins in a season set in 2001 (10-7-1). A win on Thursday against Nevada would set a new school record.
Kim Parker Sets Career Wins Record For Goalkeepers...
(11/1/05) - Junior keeper Kim Parker set the school record for career wins with 22 against Idaho on Oct. 23. She then stretched it to 23 with a win at Louisiana Tech on Oct. 30 to close the regular season. The previous record was 21 set by Jeanne Orm (1998-01).
Boise State Sets Record For Overtime Matches...
(11/1/05) - Why make it easy on yourself? The Broncos did it the hard way this year setting a new school record for over-time matches with six to date. They went 2-2-2 in those contests. The previous record was four accomplished in 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2004. The Broncos are now at 7-11-10 (.429) all-time in overtime. They are 6-4-6 at home, 1-5-4 away, and 0-2-0 on neutral fields.
Parker Stretches Career Record For Combined Shutouts To 17...
(11/1/05) - Parker entered the year as the school leader in career combines shutouts with 12. This season she extended the record to 17 with five shutouts this year (2 solo, 3 shared).
Broncos Set Record For Overall Road Mark At 6-5-1...
(11/1/05) - The 2005 regular season is complete and it saw the Broncos on the road 12 times going 6-5-1. They have gone 3-1-0 on neutral fields and 3-4-1 on the opponents field. The 6-5-1 record sets the school record for best road mark in history.
Interesting Note On Goals...
(11/1/05) - The Broncos concluded the 2005 regular season at 10-7-2 overall. Interestingly enough, when they have scored at least one goal they are undefeated at 10-0-2. When they have lost, you guessed it, they have been shutout. Boise State is 0-7-0 when not scoring a goal.
Coleman Writes Her Name Into Bronco Record Book...
(11/1/05) - Junior Nicole Coleman continues to lead the Broncos in scoring with five goals and five assists for 15 points. The goals are the first of her career. In addition, Coleman’s strikes have been vital to Boise State’s success, two have been game-winners and one a game-tying goal. Coleman has now moved into the Bronco record book for season best performances where she is currently ranked tied for 10th in points with 15 and tied for third for assists with five.
Hall Moves Up the Career Lists...
(11/1/05) - Junior Kristin Hall has moved up the Bronco career lists for goals, assists and points. She is currently ranked tied for eighth for goals and assists with nine and seven respectively, and ninth for points with 25.
Baker Having Impressive Freshman Season For Broncos...
(11/1/05) - The freshman from Henderson, Nevada is having an impressive first campaign for Boise State as a midfielder/forward. To date, she leads the team in goals scored with six, a two year team high. Baker is also tied for second in assists with three and ranks second overall in total points with 14.
Boise State at the BTSC...
(Updated 10/18/05) - Since opening the Boas Tennis & Soccer Complex in 2003 the Broncos have gone 16-7-4 (.667) at the facility. Boise State’s record at the Simplot Sports Complex (their original home 1998-2002) was 18-17-2 (.514).
The Broncos at the BTSC
Total 16-7-4 (.667)
Nevada Quick Notes...
The Wolf Pack finished with a 10-6-2 overall record in the regular season. In league play they finished in a four-way tie for second at 4-2-1. They rallied from three goals down at San Jose State on the last day of the season Oct. 30 to draw with the Spartans 4-4 forcing the four-way tie.
Leaders: Nevada is led by Miranda Montejo with eight goals and four assists, followed by Aivi Luik with six goals and four assists.
As a team they led the conference in scoring with 17 goals during the league season edging Hawaii and San Jose State with 16 apiece.
Notable wins were a 2-0 win over New Mexico and a 3-0 win over Washington State in Reno. They played four overtime conference matches going 2-1-1 in the contests.
San Jose State Quick Notes...
The Spartans finished the regular season at 5-11-3 overall but managed to worked their way into the four-way tie for second in the league standings at 4-2-1. With the tie-breaker procedures they were given the number two seed into this week’s tournament and a first round bye as a result.
The Spartans went 5-1-1 to end the season following their 2-1 road loss at Boise State on Oct. 7 in Boise. Last week to close the season they defeated Fresno State 2-0 on the road then surrendered a three goal second half lead to draw with Nevada 4-4 in San Jose.
Leaders: The Spartans are led by Liz Behlen eight goals and three assists, followed by Jessica Scott with five goals.
As a team they were ranked tied for second in goals during the league portion of the season with 16 goals.
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