BOISE, Idaho – Boise State women’s soccer picked up a nasty win in the first round of the Mountain West Championship against San Diego State, beating the third-seeded Aztecs 1-0 Monday afternoon in Boas. Soccer Complex.
“I believe we have prepared very well for this moment with what we have faced this season,” said the head coach. Jim Thomas. “What you need when the most important game is your big players going forward. You look at their best players and they’re really good, and our best players are really good too. “
The Broncos sixth seed found an offensive advantage in the early stages firing off the first four shots of the match. At the 23rd minute, Morgan Stone The shot from outside the box was missed by the Aztec goalkeeper. Morgan Miles was there to clean up, get the ball over the net and over the back to score.
The rest of the game was a back-and-forth game with four yellow cards to the Broncos and one red card to the Aztecs in the 51st minute, forcing San Diego State to end the game with 10 players. Boise State blocked multiple attacks from San Diego State late in the game to keep the scoreline zero and secure the win.
Goalie Sydney Smith made five saves during the night to score the 18th clean sheet of her career, putting Janelle Flores in the show record for career losses.
Thomas said: “Sydney is one of the best players of all time. “There’s so much emotion out there, and you need people who are calm, calm and collected. Sydney is just as calm as they are. deserves the record.”
The win sent the Broncos into the semi-finals of their fourth consecutive MW Championship. Bang Boise will face second seed Bang Fresno at 2pm at Boas Soccer Complex.
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