Oct. 8, 2015
Friday, Oct. 9 vs UNLV 4 p.m. MT
UP NEXT: Boise State women's soccer faces a split weekend hosting UNLV on Friday, before a Sunday road tilt at Nevada. The Broncos (3-7-3, 1-3-0 MW) are looking to end a three-match skid and climb back into the race for a conference tournament bid.
FOLLOW THE ACTION: Live video and stats will be available for both matches. Chris Lewis will be on the call for the live video streams at BroncoSports.com/soccerlive. Links are available at BroncoSports.com on the schedule page. As always, for inside info, follow on twitter @BroncoSportsSOC.
LAST TIME OUT:
Boise State dropped a pair of road matches last weekend at San José State and Fresno State. Senior Brooke Heidemann
scored in each game, her first two goals of the season. Freshman goalkeeper Tara Fisher
made the first start of her career against the Bulldogs.
ABOUT UNLV: The Rebels won five matches in the nonconference, but snapped a 0-3 start to MW play with a win Sunday, at New Mexico. Jodi Barber leads the team with 10 points on four goals and two assists.
All-Time Series: UNLV leads 5-1-1. Boise State picked up its first win in ther series last season, a 2-0 win in Las Vegas that went a long way to determining the final spot in the MW Tournament.
ABOUT NEVADA: The Wolf Pack has suffered three shutout losses in the first two weeks of conference play. Nevada's lone result was a 2-2 draw against Air Force. Lindsey Salcido has scored three of the team's nine goals on the year. Kelsey Quintos has played every minute in goal, recording a 1.26 goals-against average.
All-Time Series: Boise State leads 13-2-1. The Broncos are 5-0-1 all-time in Reno, earning wins each of the last three trips.
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SHE'S HEATING UP:
Senior Brooke Heidemann
has scored in each of the last two games and leads the team with eight points on the year. Heidemann has fought constant attention from defenses and unlucky bounces off the woodwork all year, now perhaps starting to break out just as the Mountain West schedule heats up. The three-time All-Mountain West First Team honoree was shut out through 11 matches, but tallied a career-best four assists in just nine games.
FISHER SAVES PK:
Freshman goalkeeper Tara Fisher
made the first start of her career at Fresno State (Oct. 4). Just 90 seconds into the match, Fisher was forced to face a penalty kick. The shot went toward the right post and Fisher dove to make the save. It was the first time since 2008 a Boise State keeper saved a penalty kick, snapping a streak of 10 consecutive PK conversions by opponents. It was already the third penalty Fisher had faced in her career.