The surging Boise State soccer team held off Utah State 1-0 this afternoon to clinch a spot in the Mountain West Championships with its fourth consecutive win.
"We're getting good at this," said head coach Jim Thomas. "We were a little dodgy at the start, found a way and all of a sudden the season is starting to become what we were expecting. The resiliency you've seen and this run we've had of late has been marked by our young players following the great example set by our two seniors set."
Freshman Dani Brown scored in the 68th minute after taking a pass from Kayla Tucker, and the goal would hold up as freshman Bronco keeper Janell Flores shut out the Aggies, running Boise State's string of not allowing a goal to 411:25. Tucker finished the season with a team-high five assists, tied for sixth all-time.
The Lady Broncos finished 6-5 in Mountain West play and are 9-8-3 overall. Utah State finished the regular season at 6-4-1 and 10-7-2.
The Mountain West Tournament begins Wednesday in San Diego.