Oct. 11, 2013
By Kasandra Martinson
By Kasandra Martinson
FRESNO, Calif. --- Fresno State senior Shonice Myers scored off a header in the 94th minute of overtime to secure a 1-0 Mountain West victory over Utah State on Friday night in Bulldog Stadium.
"Utah State is always a good rival game for us, we knew it was going to be a challenging game," said Fresno State head coach Brian Zwaschka. "We were looking for a killer finish at some point and unfortunately we had to go into overtime to do it, but we are really happy that we were prepared to grind it out."
At the end of regulation Fresno State (6-7-1, 3-2 MW) and Utah State were both scoreless and knotted at 0-0.
In just the fourth minute of overtime play Myers scored the golden goal off a throw in from freshman Ariana Holmes to send the Fresno State into their second straight overtime victory in Bulldog Stadium. This was Myers third goal of the season.
"Shonice has been a really strong player for us, as a senior she has been really mature, she's given us incredible minutes off of the bench," said Zwaschka. "She adds a dynamic that is unique which has been very helpful for us this year."
The Bulldog's defense recorded their second straight shutout and fourth shutout of the season against the Aggies.
Junior goalkeeper Katie DeVault had three saves against Utah State in the second half and totaled for on the night. DeVault has now surpassed Kaitlyn Revel's (2007-2010) second all-time record of 290 saves and not sits solely in second on the Fresno State list with 294 career saves.
"She (DeVault) was razor sharp tonight and we needed that," said Zwaschka. "The chances that Utah State had at the end of the game were so late, it would have been really hard to recover from. She came up huge for us and we are really pleased for her."
Fresno State next hosts Boise State on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 12 p.m. in Bulldog Stadium. Sunday is Bring a Kid to the Game Day! There will be a free carnival setup with tons of activities for the kids-remember to come early for bounce houses, a chance to meet TimeOut, and much more.
"Every match is going to be a grind and Boise State has had a successful season," added Zwaschka. "We are going to have to be sharp, and be on our toes, but we will be ready for them."
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