Sept. 15, 2013
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The Boise State women's soccer team defeated North Dakota today, 3-1. Kayla Tucker and Ashley Hruby each scored their first goal of the season today. Hruby recorded a goal and an assist, finishing the weekend with four points. Senior Rebe Wolverton netted her second goal of the season in the 87th minute.
Boise State shattered many single-game records, including total shots today. The Broncos finished the game with 37 shots, which ranks first for single-game history records. The Broncos took 21 shots in the second half alone. They also took 13 corner kicks, which ranks second in a single game.
Redshirt junior goalkeeper Maddy McDevitt allowed her first goal in four games in the 31st minute. McDevitt went 451 minutes before allowing a goal, also setting a Boise State record.
Sophomore Brooke Heidemann took nine shots, which ranks second for most individual in-game shots. Heidemann assisted Kayla Tucker's goal, giving her three points for the weekend.
"We definitely set a specific tone in the second half," said head coach Jim Thomas. "I'm so proud of this team. They are taking what the coaches are telling them and turning around and applying it in a short period of time. We took 37 shots today and finished with three goals, but giving up our first goal in four games was disappointing. We had great opportunities today with our corner kicks. North Dakota goalkeeper Kristi Hestdalen made two of the best saves I've seen this year, grabbing shots from the top corners. We've been creating a culture of excellence here and our coaching staff has the utmost belief in this group. The amount of ability they have rivals anyone in the country. I honestly believe we can beat anyone in the nation at any time. We may not take 37 shots again, but we will see more goals."
The Broncos will head to Tempe, Ariz. to face Arizona State at 5:30 p.m. MT on Sept. 20. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.