MW Tournament Opens Tuesday
Nov. 1, 2016

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CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL | COMPLETE TOURNAMENT NOTES

Boise State begins its run at the 2016 Mountain West Championship Tuesday at 7 p.m. PT/8 p.m. MT, against tournament-host San Diego State. The sixth-seeded Broncos went 1-2-2 against the field during the regular season.

WATCH LIVE: Live video and stats will be available for every match during the championship. Find all of the MW Network broadcasts at BroncoSports.com/soccerlive. Links for stats and videos are available at BroncoSports.com on the schedule page. As always, for inside info, follow the team on twitter @BroncoSportsSOC.

TURNAROUND SEASON: Boise State rebounded from a 1-7-1 nonconference season to post one of the finest conference campaigns in program history. The Broncos went 5-3-3 in Mountain West play. The eight results are the most in a single conference season in school history, 18 points are the second most and the five wins are tied for second most.

FIRST-TEAM DUO: Raimee Sherle and Janelle Flores were selected to the All-Mountain West First Team. Sherle was also named the MW Newcomer of the Year.
Raimee Sherle
Sherle led all Mountain West newcomers in points (14), goals (six), game-winning goals (four) and shot attempts (39) in conference play. The freshman midfielder was the league's overall leader in game-winning goals and shots attempted, while ranking second in goals and fifth in points. Her 39 shots are the most by a freshman in league play in conference history.

Janelle Flores
Flores is the first Boise State goalkeeper to earn first-team all-conference honors in program history. The junior faced more shots than any goalkeeper in conference play and tied for the league high with five shutouts. Her 0.88 goals-against average ranked third in the league and best among goalkeepers with at least 1000 minutes played.

PLAYING THE FIELD: Six teams qualified for the Mountain West Championship, led by regular-season champion UNLV. The Rebels claimed the No. 1 seed and a bye to the semifinals, as did No. 2 seed San Jose State. Below is a look at each team's resume and how Boise State fared against the rest of the field during the regular season.

No. 1 UNLV
Record: 8-1-2
Head-to-Head: Draw; 1-1; Away
All-Time Series: 2-5-2

No. 2 SAN JOSE STATE
Record: 7-3-1
Head-to-Head: Draw; 0-0; Home
All-Time Series: 8-6-3

No. 3 SAN DIEGO STATE
Record: 6-2-3
Head-to-Head: Loss; 2-0; Away
All-Time Series: 3-4-0

No. 4 UTAH STATE
Record: 7-4-0
Head-to-Head: Loss; 6-1; Home
All-Time Series: 4-10-4

No. 5 WYOMING
Record: 6-4-1
Head-to-Head: Win; 1-0; Home
All-Time Series: 4-7-1

BOISE STATE TOURNAMENT HISTORY: This marks Boise State's fifth Mountain West Championship appearance in six years as a member of the league. The Broncos are 2-4 all-time. Both wins came in 2013, as then-first-year head coach Jim Thomas led Boise State to the final.

NEWCOMERS HONORED: The Mountain West debuted an All-Newcomers Team this year to honor the top freshmen and first-year transfers in the conference. Boise State landed two student-athletes on the 11-member team. Freshmen Raimee Sherle and Mikayla Schachtell were recognized as members of the MW All-Newcomers Team. Sherle was also named the Newcomer of the Year.

FIVE FOR FLORES: Junior goalkeeper Janelle Flores was named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 17-23. It is Flores' school-record fifth career weekly award. She made 19 saves and allowed just one goal across 200 minutes, including her league-best fifth shutout in conference play.

SHOT STOPPER: In Mountain West play Janelle Flores made 57 saves and recorded a save percentage of .851. Twice during conference play Flores set her career high for saves in a match. She recorded 11 in a shutout against San Jose State (Oct. 7), before making 12 saves at UNLV (Oct. 21). Her conference-leading five shutouts came despite facing a league-high 188 shots in conference play; 57 more shots than the next highest total for a team advancing to the conference tournament.

TAYLOR WORLD CUP BOUND: Junior midfielder Sarah Taylor will represent Canada at the 2016 U-20 Women's World Cup next month in Papua New Guinea, the country's governing body for soccer announced Oct. 27. Taylor and Canada will begin group play Nov. 13, against Spain. The other members of their Group B are Nigeria (Nov. 16) and Japan (Nov. 20). Taylor departed Sunday (Oct. 30), for a camp in advance of the tournament. This will mark Taylor's third camp with Canada's U-20 squad in the last six months and her first international tournament.

The Last Meeting
Boise State0
San Diego State2
October 14, 2016
San Diego
Broncos Fall, MW Standings Tighten
San Diego State scored in each half and held off a late Boise State push to hand the Broncos a 2-0 loss Friday, in San Diego. The outcome pushes the Aztecs (6-6-2, 4-1-2 MW) one point ahead of the Broncos (5-9-2, 4-2-1 MW) in the Mountain West standings and tightens the race at the top of the table.


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