Oct. 19, 2016
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Complete Match Notes
Boise State wraps up a four-match road swing against conference-leading UNLV (Friday, 5 p.m. PT) and Nevada (Sunday, 1 p.m. PT). The Broncos (5-9-3, 4-2-2 MW) can clinch a spot in the Mountain West Championship with two wins or a combination of other results around the league. All 12 teams are still mathematically alive to make the tournament with three matches remaining in conference play.
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LAST TIME OUT: The Broncos grabbed one point last weekend with a 0-0 road draw against New Mexico Sunday, in double overtime. It is the first road result against the Lobos in program history. Boise State also suffered a 2-0 loss Friday, at San Diego State.
ABOUT UNLV: The Rebels enter the weekend at 13-3-1 and ranked No. 7 in the NSCAA Pacific Region Rankings, the highest in program history.UNLV is unbeaten in its last seven conference matches after dropping the opener, including two come-from-behind wins in the last three outings.
All-Time Series: UNLV leads 5-2-1. Boise State has won the last two meetings, incuding a 4-0 victory last season in Boise.
ABOUT NEVADA: The Wolf Pack opened conference play with a win against Fresno State, followed by a five-match skid before earning a road win against Colorado College last week. Nevada has been shut out seven times this year and has scored multiple goals in two of its 15 matches.
All-Time Series: Boise State leads 14-2-1. The Broncos are 6-0-1 all-time in Reno, earning wins in each of the last four trips including a 3-1 road win last season.
HOW IT WILL SHAKE OUT: With three matches left in the regular season no team has clinched a spot in the Mountain West Championship, and no team has officially been eliminated. Up to five spots could be claimed Friday. Boise State could solidify one of those bids with a win and losses by Air Force and New Mexico, plus a draw or loss by Colorado College.
KEEPING IT CLEAN: Boise State recorded its league-leading fourth shutout of Mountain West play, at New Mexico (Oct. 16). The Broncos have allowed a MW-low six goals through eight conference matches. Junior goalkeeper Janelle Flores has played all 766:46 in net during MW action. Her 0.70 goals-against average in league play is second best, behind only UNLV's Jordan Sallee who has allowed five goals in 650 minutes across five matches (0.69 GAA).
CONFERENCE SHUTOUTS: Boise State's four shutouts in conference matches this season tie the most in a conference season in program history. The Broncos also recorded four clean sheets in Mountain West play in 2014, and during the 2010 WAC season. In 2014, Boise State and then-freshman Janelle Flores recorded shutouts in the final four regular-season matches to sneak into the conference tournament.
BIG ROAD POINT: Boise State played to a 0-0 draw in double overtime Oct. 16, at New Mexico. It is Boise State's first road point in the series against the Lobos. New Mexico now leads the series 6-1-1. The Broncos earned their lone win in the series at home in 2013 in a double-overtime thriller.
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 three 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.