Broncos End Season With 4-1 Loss to Bulldogs in WAC Semifinal

BOISE, Idaho The 2007 Boise State women’s soccer season came to an end Friday afternoon, suffering a 4-1 loss to Fresno State in the Western Athletic Conference Championship Tournament Semifinals.


The #2 seeded Broncos (9-6-3) end their 10th season and fourth straight winning season on record. Finishing with a 5-2-1 WAC record, the Broncos send out a group of 11 seniors, the winningest class in BSU history.


The # 3 Bulldogs of Fresno State improve to 13-6-1 and 7-1-1 in WAC play, advancing to the tournament finals slated for 1 p.m. on Sunday against Hawai’i at BSU’s Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex.


Fresno State earned their ticket to the finals, pacing their win with two goals each half. Senior Chelsea Davis was able to put the Bulldogs on the board first, heading in a corner kick from Andrea Alires just 3:17 into the match.


Boise State was able to answer back in the 27th minute when senior Brittney Dugger nailed a penalty kick, evening the score to 1-1. However, Fresno State was able to finish the half with the upper hand after Andrea Salvador put in an unassisted shot in the 41st minute.


In the second half, the Bulldogs were able to register two additional goals, while holding the Broncos scoreless. Off a cross shot from Megan Tennant at 61:07, Ali Sill was able to send a header past BSU goalie Jennifer Burns. FSU’s Davis was able to strike again in the 67th minute, putting a penalty shot past Burns for the Bulldogs final goal of the day.


Fresno State led the game with 16 shots, nine of which were on goal while the Broncos tallied 11 shots and only one on goal. The Bulldogs dominated the first half of play offensively, registering seven shots to BSU’s three. However in the second half, play was much more even with FSU out-shooting the Broncos nine to eight. BSU’s Burns was able to register four saves while FSU’s Kaity Revel was not able to stop the one shot on goal by the Broncos.


With the 4-1 loss on Friday, the Broncos’ season will come to an end. The WAC Championship Tournament will continue on Sunday with #1 seeded Hawai’i taking on #3 seeded Fresno State at 1 p.m. at the Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex in Boise. 




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