Oct. 23, 2014
Friday, Oct. 24 vs Nevada 4 p.m. MT
Sunday, Oct. 26 at UNLV 1 p.m. PT
UP NEXT: Boise State women's soccer enters its final full weekend of the regular season right on the cut line for the conference tournament. The Broncos (6-8-3, 3-5-0 MW) will host Nevada (4-12-1, 1-7-0 MW) Friday at 4 p.m. MT, before traveling to UNLV (8-7-1, 3-5-0 MW) Sunday, for a 1 p.m. PT kickoff.
FOLLOW THE ACTION: Watch both matches online for free. Live stats will also be available for both matches. Links can be found on the soccer schedule page at BroncoSports.com. Stay up to date with Bronco soccer on Twitter @BroncoSportsSOC.
LAST TIME OUT: Boise State earned its biggest win in years with a 2-0 road victory at San Diego State, Sunday. For more on the win, see page two of the notes. The Broncos opened the weekend Friday, with a 1-0 loss at New Mexico. The split kept the team alive for the MW Championship.
ABOUT NEVADA: The Wolf Pack is riding a five-match losing streak since earning their lone MW win against San José State (Oct. 3). Nevada has been shutout the last three games and is 1-8-0 away from home (including two neutral-site defeats) and has been blanked in all eight of the losses. Angel Meriwether leads the team with 13 points (5 G, 3 A).
All-Time Series: Boise State leads 12-2-1. The Broncos are 7-1-0 all-time in Boise, including the most important win in program history. Boise State won the 2009 WAC Tournament on its home field by defeating Nevada 1-0 in the championship match.
ABOUT UNLV: The Rebels started the season 6-2-1, including a draw at Utah. UNLV dropped five of its next six, but rebounded Sunday, with a 2-0 win at Air Force. The Broncos and Rebels- along with Fresno State- are tied for seventh in the MW standings entering the weekend.
All-Time Series: UNLV leads 5-0-1. Boise State is seeking its first win in the series.
BRONCO CONQUEST: Boise State's win at San Diego State Oct. 19, was its second road win against the Aztecs in as many trips (Oct. 16, 2011). Not an easy feat considering the Broncos were also the last Mountain West team to win a conference match at SDSU before last weekend. Since Oct. 31, 2008, Boise State is 2-0-0 at SDSU. The rest of the Mountain West is 0-19-3 in conference matches, including schools no longer in the league. San Diego State has lost just nine conference home matches since the inception of the MW in 1999.
BLANKING THE BEST: Not only did Boise State win at San Diego State and hand the Aztecs their first conference loss of the season, the Broncos won 2-0 with a rare shutout of the Aztecs. San Diego State had not been shut out in 27-straight Mountain West matches. Again, the last occurrence was Boise State's 1-0 win Oct. 16, 2011. It was the first time in the series between Boise State and San Diego State a match did not finish 1-0.
CONFERENCE RACE: With three conference matches remaining, San Diego State and Wyoming are tied atop the Mountain West standings at 7-1-0 (21 points). The Aztecs and Cowgirls have clinched spots in the MW Championship. The last four spots are still up for grabs. Colorado College and Utah State are tied for third at 5-2-1 (16 points), just ahead of New Mexico at 4-2-2 (14 points). Air Force sits at 3-4-1 (10 points) and currently holds the sixth and final spot in the conference tournament. Boise State, Fresno State and UNLV are all tied for seventh at 3-5-0 (nine points).
MULTI-GOAL MAGIC: Boise State is 16-0-0 under Jim Thomas when scoring multiple goals, including seven games with at least three tallies. This season's meeting with Idaho State (Sept. 7) was the first time Boise State scored four times under Thomas. The Broncos are on an 24-match winning streak when scoring multiple goals, spanning three full years. The last time Boise State scored multiple goals in a loss was a 4-3 double-overtime setback against Montana in the 2011 season opener (Aug. 19).