Sept. 9, 2015
Friday, Sept. 11 vs Utah 4 p.m. MT
UP NEXT: Boise State women's soccer will host its first full weekend of home matches Friday and Sunday, when Utah and Weber State come to town. The Broncos (1-3-1) went 1-0-1 last week.
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.
WEEKEND PROMOTIONSLAST TIME OUT:
Friday: Hometown Heroes Free admission for policemen, firemen, military members, veterans, EMTs, and paramedics in uniform or with a badge/ID, guest tickets for $3 .
Flag Giveaway Miniature American flags while supplies last.
SUNDAY: Family Fun Day Buy one, get one free ticket prices for family members.
Can You Beat the Broncos? After the match, youth in attendance will be invited onto the field to play a game against members of the Boise State soccer team.
Boise State picked up its first win last Friday, and added a draw Sunday for an unbeaten weekend. Sophomore goalkeeper Janelle Flores
was named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week for her part. The Broncos downed Idaho 1-0 at Boas Soccer Complex before traveling to Idaho State Sunday, where Boise State came away with a 1-1 draw.
ABOUT UTAH: The Utes are 3-2-1, most recently picking up a 2-1 road win at San Diego. Goalkeeper Lindsey Luke holds a 1.02 goals-against average and two shutouts. Seven different Utes have combined for the team's eight goals through six matches. Utah was picked to finish 10th in the Pac-12 preseason poll.
All-Time Series: Utah leads 5-0-1. The Broncos look to avenge last season's 2-1 loss in Salt Lake City. The Utes' last visit to Boise in 2012 ended in a 1-1 draw.
ABOUT WEBER STATE: The Wildcats are 3-3-0 with a pair of shutouts. The Weber State attack features 2013 Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year Mackenzie Harrison. Two of the team's losses came against nationally-ranked opponents North Carolina and Duke.FLORES THE MW POW:
All-Time Series: Tied 2-2-2. The last two meetings (2008 and 2013) have ended in ties.
Sophomore goalkeeper Janelle Flores
was named the Mountain West Defensive Player ofhte Week for games played Aug. 31-Sept. 6. Flores guided the Broncos to a 1-0-1 record against Idaho and Idaho State. She made 11 saves, posting one shutout and a 0.45 goals-against average for the week. She also had a 91.7 save percentage and the lone goal she allowed came on a penalty kick.
THIRD AWARD FOR FLORES: Janelle Flores
earned the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week award Sept. 7, already the third of her career. Flores, just a sophomore, is now tied with Liz Ruiz and Kim Parker for the most career conference defensive player of the week awards in school history. Ruiz and Parker earned all of their honors in the Western Athletic Conference. Shannon Saxton was a four-time WAC Offensive Player of the Week, the only Bronco on either side of the ball with more than three awards.
REED RISES TO CHALLENGE:
Freshman forward Michelle Reed
became the first Bronco to score the first two goals of a season since 1999, and the first freshman to do so in school history. Reed scored the first goal of her collegiate career against Washington State (Aug. 30). It was Boise State's first goal of the year. She also scored the next goal, Sept. 4 against Idaho, which turned out to be the first game-winning goal of her career. Ginger Sellick is the only other Bronco to score the first two goals of a season, on her way to eight goals in 1999.
BLASER ON THE BOARD AGAIN:
Junior forward Baylee Blaser
scored at Idaho State (Sept. 6). It was Blaser's first goal since 2013, after suffering a season-ending knee injury in the fourth game of 2014. The Boise native scored three goals as a freshman.