Oct. 29, 2010
FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State women's soccer team struck first with two goals against first place Boise State Friday afternoon on the road. The Bulldogs tied the Broncos 2-2 in double overtime. The `Dogs are 6-8-4 overall and have a WAC mark of 2-3-2.
"We played a very good game and got off to a great start," said head coach Brian Zwaschka. "Again, the entire team contributed to the outcome of the match. We conceded a fluke goal off across that gave Boise State some belief late in the second half. It was disappointing to give up two goals late in the match, but we battled and played well in over time. We went for the win and give credit to Boise State they fought hard and made it difficult in the end."
Junior Laura Dodd gave the Bulldogs an early lead after scoring her fourth goal of the season in the 37th minute. Dodd has a total of nine points with four goals and an assist this season. The midfielder is one goal behind team leader Nicole Duff, who has five goals on the year.
At half time the Bulldogs led 1-0 over the Broncos.
Freshman Kayla Kret increased Fresno State's lead with her first career goal in the 80th minute. Kret is the first freshman to score a goal this season. Fellow freshmen, Lauren Lindstrom and Tara Boynton, recorded assists earlier in the season.
Boise State answered with its first goal of the match moments later trailing the Bulldogs 2-1. Shannon Saxton scored the goal bringing the Broncos within a goal of Fresno State with seven minutes left in regulation time.
The Broncos tied the game 2-2 in the 89th minute after Kati Lucas scored a goal. The `Dogs recorded 13 shots while Boise State had 15 shots. Fresno State had eight shots on goal, which was two more than the Broncos.
Kaitlyn Revel had four saves in 110 minutes and has 58 saves on the year. It is the sixth match that has been decided in extra minutes this season.
"Playing on the road, we know that the conditions are going to be difficult," said Zwaschka. "I'm proud of the team for battling it out. Many players had major contribution to the outcome of today's game. We're excited to finish the season at Idaho on Sunday."
Fresno State concludes the WAC regular season Sunday, Oct. 31 against Idaho.
"We Are Your Team" The Bulldogs head to Idaho to close out the 2010 WAC regular season. The `Dogs the Vandals on Oct. 31. The Bulldogs are battling for a spot in the 2010 WAC Tournament held in Ruston, La. on Nov. 4, 5 and 7.
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