Boise State women’s soccer is looking forward to a new season with an abundance of experienced players and young talent heading into their 2013 campaign.
What has the Broncos more excited, however, is having two of their games broadcasted on the Pac-12 Network. Senior forward Ashley Hruby has never played a collegiate game on television.
“I’m pretty excited to be playing on the Pac-12 Network,” Hruby said. “We haven’t really ever been on TV before. It’s usually just our parents watching us on Bronco Vision. It’s just exciting to know we have more viewers watching us compete.”
Boise State defeated Washington 1-0 and will play Arizona State on Sept. 20.
Junior center back Mikhaila Bowden is a veteran player on the Broncos roster who has never played a collegiate game on television.
“I think it’s going to be great playing on TV because we will get more people interested in our school,” Bowden said. “We will get to show the culture here at Boise State. I think we will gain more students that want to come here and more players.”
Since first-year head coach Jim Thomas has taken over the team following a five-year stint as an assistant at Washington, he has started ingraining his style of play to develop his team into contenders in the MWC. “We try very very hard to establish a new culture around here,” Thomas said. “This is a huge opportunity for us to play against nationally ranked and nationally renowned programs”
Heading into the weekend, the Broncos were looking to continue their winning streak after a 2-1 victory of the Creighton Jays.
The Broncos lost to Seattle University, 2-1, for their second overtime loss of the year, but bounced back Saturday, picking up a 1-0 win over the Washington Huskies. The Broncos will now head to Boise for back-to-back games at home on Sept. 5-6.