Oct. 2, 2015
SAN JOSE, Calif. - San José State rallied for a 2-1 double overtime win Friday, against Boise State in Mountain West women's soccer action. Brooke Heidemann scored less than a minute into the second half, but the Spartans put away an equalizing goal in the 77th minute and the game winner in the 99th.
Heidemann's goal was her first of the season, a 30-yard blast that skipped over the keeper's outstretched arm. The senior now has 18 goals in her career, alone in third place on the school's all-time list.
The Broncos (3-6-3, 1-2-0 MW) turned away seven Spartan shots in the first half (four on goal) and shut down five corner kicks. San José State (5-4-2, 3-0-0 MW) picked up five more corners in the second half, finally breaking through in the 77th minute.
Maricruz Chapa sent a corner in from the left side and Veronica Chung headed it home right in front of the net.
It was another header near the end of the first overtime period that ended the match. Courtney Elterman sent a cross from the right wing into the box, where Mireya Wathen-Mayorga got her head to it and put the ball in the back of the net.
"I'm proud of the squad for fighting through a lot of adversity," said head coach Jim Thomas. "That's the thing about conference play, though, it doesn't give you too many opportunities to feel sorry for yourself as we've got another tough one Sunday."
Boise State will travel to Fresno State Sunday, for a noon PT/1 p.m MT kickoff.