Friday, Oct. 26 – 4 p.m. MT | vs. Utah State
Boas Soccer Complex | Boise, Idaho
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Boise State (13-3-2, 7-1-2) will look to win the Mountain West regular season title outright this Friday when it welcomes Utah State (2-13-2, 1-7-2) to the Boas Soccer Complex. A win or a tie will secure the outright title for the Broncos and guarantee a No. 1 seed in next week's Mountain West Championship (Oct. 30 – Nov. 3).
The Blue and Orange will recognize its six seniors prior to Friday's game: Tara Fisher
, Eva Herrera
, Annie Lorelei Hoffman
, Michelle Reed
, Addison Standlee
and Allegra Weeks
The six seniors have accounted for 39 wins – and counting – over the course of their four years in Boise.
FACULTY/STAFF APPRECIATION DAY:
Boise State faculty and staff will receive free admission with their Boise State ID. Family members of faculty and staff receive a discounted $3 ticket.
LAST TIME OUT:
Boise State clinched at least a share of the Mountain West regular season championship this past weekend, giving the team its first regular season league title in program history. The first-place Broncos played to a 0-0 draw against second-place San Jose State, Sunday, awarding Boise State a point to bring their season total to 23.
The two teams were fittingly neck-and neck statistically, as Boise State held a 9-8 advantage in shots and San Jose State had the 5-2 edge in corner kicks with McKenna Kynett
leading the way with four shots (two of which were on goal).
The Broncos faced Fresno State, Friday, falling to the Bulldogs 2-1. The Blue and Orange played the majority of the game with 10 players, but Kynett was able to bring the Broncos level at 1-1 in the 61st minute after converting a penalty kick - good for her seventh goal of the season. The visitors scored the game winner on a PK shortly after in the 64th.
ABOUT UTAH STATE:
The 11th-place Aggies recently tied San Jose State, 0-0, last Friday (Oct. 19) and have given up just three goals over the course of the their last four games. Ashley Cardoza and Sara Noel lead the way with eight points apiece.
The 0-0 draw Sunday against the Spartans gave the team its 10th shutout of the season, giving the team the single-season program record for shutouts. Fisher has been in net for all 10 of the clean sheets, further strengthening her hold on the Bronco goalkeeper single-season shutout record. Her 10 shutouts is also tied for third in the NCAA so far this season.
The junior midfielder was the lone Bronco to score last weekend, netting a penalty kick in the 61st minute to bring her season point total to 18 (7 goals, 4 assists). No. 2 in the conference in both points and goals, Kynett is also the only player in the Mountain West to rank in the top four in points, goals and assists.
STILL NO. 1:
Although Raimee Sherle
was unable to find the back of the net last weekend, she still leads the NCAA in goals (19) and game-winning goals (10) while also being No. 2 in the country in points (38) and goals per game (1.06 gpg). If she is to score just one more goal and gets to 20, she would be just the sixth player since the 2015 season to score 20 or more goals in the NCAA.
A WIN WOULD:
Besides the obvious of clinching the MW regular season title, a win would also give the team a 7-1-1 home record in 2018, good for the best home record – according to winning percentage – in program history (83.3%). The one loss would also mark the fewest single-season home losses in program history, as well.
14 wins would be a program record for wins in regards to both the regular season and overall season (including conference and postseason tournaments).