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Boise State University

Women's Soccer

Mountain West Title Within Reach for Broncos

Friday, Oct. 19 – 4 p.m. MT | vs. Fresno State
Boas Soccer Complex | Boise, Idaho
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Sunday, Oct. 21 – 1 p.m. MT | vs. San Jose State
Boas Soccer Complex | Boise, Idaho
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Game Notes

UP NOW: Boise State (13-2-1, 7-0-1) will welcome Fresno State (4-9-3, 3-3-2) and San Jose State (7-6-2, 6-2-0) to the Boas Soccer Complex in what is the beginning of a three-game home stretch to close out the regular season.

FIRST-PLACE BOISE STATE: Now with 22 points, the Broncos are four points clear of second-place San Jose State (18 points) while Wyoming and New Mexico are tied for third with 14 points apiece. With just three games left to play before the Mountain West Championship (Oct. 30 – Nov. 3), Boise State is in great shape to secure its first regular season conference title in program history.

PROMOTIONS: Admission for Friday's match will be free for all fans.

Fans are encouraged to wear pink – and receive a half-priced $3 ticket – to Sunday's match in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The first 150 fans will also receive a free pink Bronco t-shirt. In addition, fans can bring their football ticket from Friday night's game against Colorado State and receive free admission for Sunday's soccer match.

LAST TIME OUT: The Broncos were exceptional yet again in picking up a pair of 1-0 victories against Air Force and Colorado College last weekend. Raimee Sherle scored both goals over the course of the weekend, striking in the 55th minute against the Falcons and in the 82nd against the Tigers. Kristina Serres picked up the first assist while Aubree Chatterton and McKenna Kynett were both credited with an assist on the goal against Colorado College.

Boise State was able to produce two wins on a harsh weather weekend in Colorado, as the temperature Friday was 40 degrees while Sunday produced a windy, 20-degree afternoon that also featured snow flurries. The two wins marked the first time that the Broncos earned six points against Air Force and Colorado College since the two schools became travel partners in 2014.

ABOUT FRESNO STATE: The Bulldogs have produced a result in three-straight games, giving up just one goal over that stretch. Emma Chivers is the top goal scorer with five goals, leading a Fresno State attack that averages 0.87 goals per game.

ABOUT SAN JOSE STATE: The 2017 Mountain West regular season champions are once again back near the top of the league after winning four of their last five games. Similar to the Broncos, the Spartans boast a solid defense that has only allowed 12 goals (No. 1 in the MW) this season.

MORE RECORDS: Raimee Sherle and Tara Fisher achieved two exceptional individual milestones this past weekend thanks to the two 1-0 results. Sherle's two goals increased her total to 19 for the 2018 season, giving her the Mountain West single-season record to go with her growing Mountain West career record (44 goals). Fisher's two clean sheets brought her season shutout total to nine, giving her the Boise State single-season program record.

Sherle continues to lead NCAA Division I in three different categories for the 2018 season: goals (19), points (38) and game-winning goals (10). Fisher's nine shutouts is No. 4 in NCAA Division I and first in the Mountain West.

MW PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Because of their efforts, Sherle and Fisher were both recognized by the Mountain West and were given the Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week accolades, respectively.

Sherle is now the only offensive player in Mountain West history to win the award six times over the course of a career. She now only trails New Mexico's Kelli Cornell (2009-12) for the most honors (regardless of offensive or defensive denotation) over the course of a career, as she earned the defensive accolade seven times.

Fisher and Sherle both earned the respective honors in the same week just three weeks ago (Sept. 24, 2018), making Boise State just the second school in Mountain West history to have the same duo repeat in a season, joining UNLV who did it during the 2007 season with Katie Carney (offensive) and Alicia Lugo (defensive) earning the honors the same week twice.

SERRES CONTINUES TO DISTRIBUTE: The junior forward has tallied a Mountain West-best seven assists in 2018, putting her just one assist away from tying the program record (Shannon Saxton, 8 assists, 2008) for most single-season assists. She also ranks No. 27 in total assists in the NCAA so far this season.

VERSATILITY FROM KYNETT: Kynett's 16 points is second most in the conference behind Sherle, as the Minden, Nev., native has tallied six goals and four assists over the course of 2018. She ranks No. 133 in the NCAA for total points.

13 WINS: Not only does the team's 13 wins tie the program record for most wins in a season, but it also gives the team the most regular season wins in program history. There are only nine teams across the NCAA who have 13 or more wins at this juncture of the season.

10-GAME UNBEATEN STREAK: The squad's 10-game unbeaten streak is currently tied for the seventh-longest unbeaten streak in the NCAA. Boise State's last loss came over a month ago, falling on the road to Arizona (Sept. 7) in Tucson.

PROTECTING BOAS: Not only are the Broncos a perfect 6-0-0 at home this season, but they continue to ride a nine-game home winning streak and a 10-game home unbeaten streak dating back to last season. The last loss at home came against San Diego State (Oct. 1, 2017).
 
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