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Boise State women’s soccer team to open season down in the Silicon Forest

Senior Mikhaila Bowden is feeling really good about her team this season and is ready for the season to start.

The Boise State women’s soccer team kicks off their season on Aug. 22 at the Portland State Tournament.

“The first games of the year are always interesting because both teams have not seen each other. It will be a fun challenge for us,” head coach Jim Thomas said.

The Broncos will open up the tournament against Drake, a team the Broncos have never faced before and at a time when every team’s confidence is at an all-time high.

“We are going to see the most confident and undefeated Drake,” Thomas said.

The team will then face the host team, Portland State which the Broncos own the series lead with a 9-1-1 record.

“Portland State did have a successful year last year and they will be looking to continue that and push on further and further,” Thomas said.

The Broncos have  put in a lot of work during the summer and is ready for the season to get under way.

“I am so excited for the season to start,” junior midfielder Brooke Heidemann said. “I have been working out all summer and I am ready to play.”

The Broncos feel all the work they have put in during the summer, has made them ready to go for the opener.

“I am super excited because our starting place is higher than it was at the end of last season,” senior defender Mikhaila Bowden said. “I know we are going to be ready.”

Boise State is hoping to start their season with a bang.

“We just want to go out there and win,” Heidemann said.

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Brandon is a senior at Boise State where he is majoring in communication. He transferred to Boise State in 2012 from TVCC in Ontario, Oregon. Brandon has been writing sports for The Arbiter since Spring 2013 and just recently became the Assistant Sports Editor for The Arbiter. He is also involved with the Boise State radio station the Pulse and has several radio shows. His dream job is to work as a sports broadcaster for a big network such as ESPN as well as continuing writing sports for a major newspaper or magazine. In his spare time he watches sports, movies, plays video games, and owns people in ping pong.