Football may have been the talk of Bronco sports Saturday, but Sunday was all about softball.
The Boise State softball women took down the UNLV Rebels for the third day in a row at Mountain Cove Softball Field.
Sophomore Devon Bridges and senior Allie Crump brought the Broncos up from behind to dominate in the fourth inning. With the final score ending at 5-4.
Though the Broncos may have been coasting through the first few innings, the latter innings were quite contrary.
Senior Christina Capobianco snagged the last out on first base that brought the Broncos to 26 straight home-turf victories.
The Rebels have never lost to the Broncos until this weekend. And they didn’t just lose once, but three days in a row. Every win helps the 3-0 (MW) Broncos in the Mountain West Conference.
The goal for the girls is to win the conference so they can go to regionals. Last season the Broncos finished third in regionals, which did not give them a bid.
This season, their goal was to not only get first place in conference, but to win every single regional game. This task will require hard work and sacrifice.
Each player made a goal to sacrifice one thing to improve the team. The players have a curfew of 11 p.m. to solidify their determination on the season. Capobianco explained her sacrifice saying, “I’m 21 years old and I’m in dry season, so I do not drink one sip (of alcohol) during season.”
Capobianco shows up before practice and stays after practice to be the best athlete she can be.
From working on her swing to watching film, this senior means business.
According to Head Coach Erin Thorpe, the “pace-setters” who stood out all weekend were Sophomore Devon Bridges, Sophomore Tara Glover and Senior Tazz Wheatherly.
Thorpe noticed Glover as a key player and the Mountain West Conference shared this interest. Glover was announced the Mountain West Player of the Week and batted a .700 in the weekend’s games.
Thorpe emphasized the challenge of beating any team three times in a row. Furthermore, beating UNLV was a challenge that thrilled everyone.
The Broncos won’t perform the tradition of greeting the fans or running the bases this week. They will take on Colorado State this Friday.
If the Broncos play anything like they did against UNLV, then Colorado State needs to get ready for some Bronco.