Broncos host Aztecs in first round of MW Championship
FIRST ROUND OF THE MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP
(6) State of Boise (10-6-3 / 4-4-3 MW) vs. (3) State of San Diego (7-10-2 / 5-4-2 MW)
Monday November 1 | 2 p.m. MT
Boise, Idaho | Boas Football Complex
Follow Along: MW Network | Live Statistics | Tickets
AND AFTER: Boise State (10-6-3 / 4-4-3 MW) set to host San Diego State (7-10-2 / 5-4-2 MW) in the first round of the Mountain West Championship at Boas Soccer Complex on Monday afternoon. The Broncos enter the tournament as the sixth seed after qualifying for the tournament on the last day of the regular season.
LAST TIME : The Broncos hosted Utah State on Seniors Day to close out the regular season. The game was a must win for Boise State to keep the chance to advance to the MW Championship. The score was opened by Abby bivens in the 17th minute when she got a tear from outside the penalty area which bounced off the crossbar and descended into the goal. After a response from Utah State in the 31st minute, a freshman Carly Croix saved the day by scoring his first career goal in the 43rd minute to win the game for the Broncos.
The Broncos still needed outside help to qualify for the playoffs. Fresno State managed to beat San Jose State 3-1, and Nevada grabbed a major 1-0 victory over UNLV in the dying minutes to send the Broncos to the conference tournament for the fifth straight season.
WHAT TO MONITOR: Boise State has been in good shape lately. Boise State’s offense came to life in the second half of the conference season, averaging 1.83 goals per game in the last six league games after just 0.6 in the top five. The Broncos’ results have improved as well, losing just one of their last six games and posting a 3-1-2 record in that span.
While Boise State has enjoyed good form over the past six games, the opposite can be said for San Diego State as they have gone 1-3-2 and have averaged less than one goal per game during that time.
AZTEC SCOUTING: San Diego State enters the Mountain West Championship as the third seed after collecting 17 points and defeating the State of Utah in a tiebreaker.
In the regular season meeting between the Broncos and the Aztecs, it was San Diego State that won 2-0 at home. The Aztecs struck twice in the first half en route to win three points.
The Aztecs are led offensively by Denise Castro, who played for the Mexican Women’s National Team at the junior level. Castro leads San Diego State with eight goals this season, including one against the Broncos in early October.
Defensively, San Diego State relies on goalie Alexa Madueno to lead the charge. Madueno is allowing less than one goal per game on average in the league, and was particularly effective against Boise State in their last meeting, saving three shots in a shutout.
This is the fifth time Boise State and San Diego State have met in the MW Championship. The last of those encounters came in the 2019 championship game, the one Boise State won 2-0 to claim their first MW title in program history.
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TICKETS: Information on how to purchase tickets online can be found at BroncoSports.com, and will be linked below. Fans have the option of purchasing an all-session pass for $ 25, or can purchase tickets for individual sessions for $ 12.
Masks will be required for those in attendance and a clear bag policy will be enforced at the door. Details on the clear bag policy can be found at BroncoSports.com
Transparent bags policy: https://broncosports.com/documents/2021/8/25/BSU_Clear_Bag_Graphic.pdf