Wyoming soccer falls to Boise State, 2-0
* University of Wyoming press release
LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming soccer team and Boise State have enjoyed a very competitive series against one another. Going into Sunday’s match at the Madrid Sports Complex, the all-time series was tied, 7-7-1.
That being said, the meetings have favored the Broncos in recent memory, as they’ve won six in a row. And that remained true Sunday.
Boise State claimed a 2-0 victory over Wyoming. The win pushes the Broncos to 5-2-6 overall and 1-0-3 in Mountain West Conference play, while the loss drops the Cowgirls to 2-5-4 on the season and 1-2-1 in league action.
Even though the last few matchups have gone the way of Boise State, Sunday felt different. A shorthanded Wyoming squad went step for step with the Broncos, firing seven shots to Boise State’s five.
“Looking back to how we matched up against them last year as opposed to this year, it felt like a different game. We felt like a different team,” head coach Colleen Corbin said. “Physically we made things very hard for them. I thought we competed very well. I thought we communicated a lot better. I’m sad for the girls we didn’t come out on the right side of it, but I’m proud of them for competing.”
The difference was the fact that the Broncos cashed in on their scoring chances. Boise State scored in third minute – off the foot of Kenzie MacMillan – and again in the 56th minute from Morgan Stone.
“I think we switched off in those moments defensively, and they capitalized on it,” Corbin said. “To their credit, they took advantage of what we gave them.”
Wyoming’s seven shots were credited to seven different players. It was a by-committee approach that just needed a bit more precision.
“Being able to be clinical in those moments, that changes the energy and the momentum of the game,” Corbin said.
Senior goalkeeper Miyuki Schoyen made one save in net in her second game back from injury. Boise State keeper, Genevieve Crenshaw, made a pair of saves for her fourth consecutive MW shutout.
Wyoming hits the road for four straight matches. The trip starts with a game at Nevada on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
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