Monday, October 21, 2013

Bronco Soccer Team Blanks Colorado State

Boise State scored three goals in the second half to shut out Colorado State Sunday afternoon in Fort Collins, Colorado.  The Lady Broncos are now 9-5-2 overall and 4-2 in conference play.

Boise State had six shots in the first 45 minutes, but none found their mark.  But in the 53rd minute, Brooke Heidemann netted a penalty kick to break the deadlock.  Four minutes later, Kayla Tucker streaked down the right side, fed a pass to Ashley Hruby, who booted it in for a 2-0 lead.  Baylee Blaser scored in the 89th minute for the final tally.

"It was freezing today, about forty degrees with rain and strong wind gusts," said head coach Jim Thomas. "We haven't had much experience in that type of environment so it took us some time to get settled down and play our style of soccer. We started and controlled the game well and we created good opportunities, but we had no killer moments in the first half. We knew once we had a goal it would relieve some of the pressure and we could settle down."

Boise State hosts San Diego State this Friday at the Boas Soccer Complex off of Boise Avenue.  Action gets underway at 4 p.m.

Boise State's Emma Bates Named National Cross Country Athlete of the Week

We were the first media outlet in Idaho to report to you that Emma Bates had won the 6K at the Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana.  

Bates was recognized today as the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Division I Women's Athlete of the Week.

So proud of Emma for how she continues to get better and get recognized for her accomplishments!