Oct. 16, 2015
NAMPA, Idaho - Colorado College scored two-first half goals less than two minutes apart and held on for a 2-0 victory Friday, against Boise State. The game was moved to Nampa, Idaho, and played on the campus of Northwest Nazarene University due to air quality concerns in Boise following a wildfire in the area.
The Tigers (7-8-1, 5-2-0 MW) got on the board in the 21st minute on Sarah Schweiss' seventh goal of the season. After a ball was served into the box, Rae Conlon tried to direct it toward the net but a Bronco stepped in the way. Schweiss pounced on the loose ball and snuck a shot by Bronco goalkeeper Tara Fisher from eight yards away.
Just moments later, a free kick went toward the net and Fisher rose up to get her hands on it. The freshman could not keep hold of it and the ball fell at the feet of Clara Richter. From five yards out, Richter deposited a shot in the back of the net and Colorado College led 2-0 in the 23rd minute.
The Broncos (5-8-3, 3-4-0 MW) weathered the rest of the first half came out attacking in the second period. Boise State took seven shots in the half and attempted two corner kicks. Still, the Tigers held on for the shutout.
Brooke Heidemann put all three of her shots on goal, but could not extend her scoring streak to five games. Heidemann had the Broncos' best scoring opportunity in the 80th minute but was denied by an incredible save from Louisa Mackenzie. A cross from the right wing reached the middle of the box and Heidemann went for the upper left corner. Instead Mackenzie soared to knock the shot out of harm's way.
Boise State will finish its home schedule Sunday, against Air Force. The game is currently slated for a 1 p.m. (MT) kick at Boas Soccer Complex. If air quality is still a concern, updates will be posted to BroncoSports.com.