Oct. 13, 2016
Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. PT
Boise State at San Diego State
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Sunday, Oct. 16, Noon MT
Boise State at New Mexico
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Complete Match Notes
Boise State travels to San Diego State and New Mexico this weekend for a pair of key Mountain West matches and the start of four-straight road matches. The Broncos take on the Aztecs Friday, at 7 p.m. PT and the Lobos Sunday, at noon MT. Boise State (5-8-2, 4-1-1 MW) enters the weekend tied for second in the MW standings.
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LAST TIME OUT: The Broncos picked up four crucial points over the weekend with a 0-0 draw against San Jose State and a 2-1 win over Fresno State. Janelle Flores made a career-high 11 saves to maintain a clean sheet against the Spartans, the most saves in a shutout in school history. Raimee Sherle scored against Fresno State, Sherle's sixth goal in the last six matches.
ABOUT SAN DIEGO STATE: The Aztecs scored a 110th-minute goal to defeat Nevada Sunday, and keep pace with the top of the conference. The preseason favorites and four-time defending champions are currently in fourth place with 11 points.
All-Time Series: Tied 3-3-0. Boise State is one of two teams in MW history (past or present) with a .500-or-better record against the Aztecs, which includes a 2-0 mark in San Diego.
ABOUT NEW MEXICO: The Lobos enter the weekend ninth in the standings with six points. Their wins have come against San Jose State and Nevada, both on the road. New Mexico will host league-leading Utah State before welcoming the Broncos.
All-Time Series: New Mexico leads 6-1-0. Boise State has been shutout in four of the seven meetings, with its lone win coming in 2013, in the form of a 2-1 double-overtime victory.
BRONCOS HAVE AZTECS' NUMBER: Boise State opened MW play last year, with a 2-1 win against San Diego State. It was the second consecutive year the Broncos defeated the Aztecs in the regular season, becoming the first MW school to do so since Utah and UNLV both won consecutive regular-season matches against SDSU in 2007 and 2008. Boise State is now 3-3 all-time against the Aztecs, one of only two MW schools (past or present) with an all-time record of .500 or better. Utah is the only school with a winning record against SDSU at 11-5-3.
BRONCO CONQUEST: Boise State's win at San Diego State Oct. 19, 2014, 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 have won a conference match at SDSU. Since Oct. 31, 2008, Boise State is 2-0-0 at SDSU. The rest of the Mountain West is 1-27-3 in conference matches, including schools no longer in the league. San Diego State has lost just 10 home conference matches since the inception of the MW in 1999.
FLORES NAMED POW: Junior goalkeeper Janelle Flores was named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 3-9. Flores led the Broncos to four crucial points, recording 14 saves and a shutout across 200 minutes as Boise State earned a draw against San Jose State and a win over Fresno State. The junior posted a 0.45 goals-against average and .933 save percentage on the weekend. She made a career-high 11 saves against SJSU to preserve a shutout.
FOUR POW AWARDS: Janelle Flores has now garnered four MW Defensive Player of the Week awards in her career. Flores is the first player in school history to earn four weekly defensive honors in any conference and joins Shannon Saxton as the only four-time recipient of either weekly conference award. Saxton was the WAC Offensive Player of the Week four times from 2007-10.
FLORES SAVES DAY: Janelle Flores delivered arguably the finest goalkeeping performance in program history Oct. 7, to get Boise State a result against San José State in a 0-0 double-overtime draw. Flores faced 25 shots and made a career-high 11 saves to keep her third clean of conference play. The 11 saves are the most in a shutout in Boise State history and the most in any match since 2010. She made six stops in diving fashion.
GAME WINNERS: Freshman Raimee Sherle has delivered four game-winning goals this season, all coming in conference play. Sherle has matched the single-season Boise State record for game-winning goals and is the only player in the Mountain West with more than two in league play this year. Four game winners in conference play is tied for fourth in a single season in MW history. The record is six.