Albuquerque, N.M. - The Boise State women's soccer team's season came to an end with a 2-0 loss to UNLV in the quarterfinal of the Mountain West Championship, Wednesday. The Broncos entered the tournament as the number five seed while UNLV held the number four spot.
Katherine Orellana scored the Rebels' first goal in the 19th minute on a ball that was played up from teammate, Brittany Flores. Orellana gained control of the ball about 25 yards from the net and chipped it over Boise State goalkeeper, Liz Ruiz.
A goal down, the Broncos could not find a break. As they were moving the ball out of their own end and across midfield, a pass was deflected off the center official, leading to a UNLV counter-attack. The Rebels were able to move down the field with Macy Jo Harrison putting away a blast in the top right corner of the net to put her team up 2-0 at the 38-minute mark.
Boise State came out as the aggressor in the second half but could not found few scoring opportunities. The Broncos finished with only one shot on goal while eight of the Rebels' shots were on frame.
The orange and blue finished with an 8-11-1 record on the season, going 2-4-0 in their first year of Mountain West play.
"That's kind of been the story of our season," said head coach Steve Lucas. "We have allowed some goals in the first half, and had to play catch-up too many times. We had some chances in the second half and I'm proud of them for fighting the way they did."