Saturday, August 18, 2012

Boise State Soccer Team Starts Out the Season Right

One game.  One win.  One at a time girls.  This could be a special season for you but take a cue from the football team--don't get too high and don't get too low.

Junior Rebe Wolverton booted in the game-winner in the 67th minute, finishing a great pass from Tylyn Hughes as Boise State edged New Mexico State 1-0 at the Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex yesterday.

The Broncos were the aggressors throughout, getting seven shots in the first half, but it was Wolverton's kick to start out the second half that found the net, the fourth goal of Rebe's career.  New Mexico State had a chance to tie in the 88th minute with a free kick but a wall of Bronco defenders blocked the shot.  

Talented freshman Anna Popma proved her worth right away, leading the team with four shots.  Her shot in the 28th minute just hit the crossbar.  Sophomore Maddy McDevitt earned the win in the net for Coach Steve Lewis's Broncos. 

"That was a good showing by the entire team," said head coach Steve Lucas. "It's a great way to start the season and gives us some momentum heading into Sunday but we know we still have things we can improve on and work to do in order to get to where we want to be."

Boise State faces North Dakota State tomorrow afternoon in the final game of the Holiday Inn Classic.  The Bison lost to Idaho State 3-2 in overtime yesterday.