Up to Speed: Weekly recap of Bronco sports

Photo courtesy Hue Herrick

Boise State women’s soccer wins their fourth game against UC Davis

The Boise State women’s soccer team beat University of California Davis 1-0 in their non conference matchup on Sept. 2. This is the Bronco’s fourth win of the season and gives them their second 4-0 start in program history, their first coming from their championship-winning 2019 season.

The only goal of the game came in the 51st minute from junior forward Keile Hansen. Hansen was able to get past the Aggies’ backline and delivered a shot to the far side of the goal for the score. This marks Hansen’s second goal of the year.

The Bronco defense has continued to perform at a high level as they shut out UC Davis. They have yet to let up a score this season as this is their fourth shutout. They currently hold a shutout streak of 501:51 minutes, which is the longest streak in franchise history.

Senior goalkeeper Sydney Smith got her 22nd career save, tying with Maddy McDevitt for fourth all-time in program history.

Boise State volleyball wins back-to-back at UC Irvine Invitational

The Boise State women’s volleyball team had a set of 3-1 victories over Southern Utah and the University of California Irvine at the UC Irvine Invitational on Sept. 3.

These wins gave the Broncos a 4-1 overall season record and a 2-0 invite record heading into their last match of the invite, against George Mason University from the Atlantic 10 Conference. 

[Photo of Boise State women’s soccer playing against University of the Pacific on Aug. 29, 2021]
Photo courtesy Hue Herrick

Sophomore outside opposite hitter Makayla Hansen and junior outside hitter Lauren Ohlinger were the two players who led Boise State to two victories on the day. Hansen had 31 kills with a hitting percentage of .344 and Ohlinger had 29 kills with a hitting percentage of .286 with seven service aces, four block assists and 28 digs.

Along with Hansen and Ohlinger, four other Broncos ended the night with double-digit kills. Both graduate student middle blocker Alli O’Harra and redshirt junior middle blocker Alyssa Wissinger landed 16 kills, while sophomore outside hitter Kayly Pau had 11 kills and senior outside hitter Shae Duffy had 10 kills.

Boise State cross country team starts off season with nine top 10 finishes at CSI Classic

The Boise State men’s and women’s cross country teams finished off with nine top 10 finishes between the two races in their season opener at the College of Southern Idaho Classic in Twin Falls on Sept. 3. 

For the women’s 5,000 meter (5K), junior Tyler Beling led the team in third place, redshirt senior Olivia Johnson finished in fourth, junior Delaney Griffin in fifth, freshman Autumn Ost in seventh and redshirt sophomore Tiahna Vladic in eighth.

For the men’s 7,000 meter (7K), senior Max Milarvie finished in fourth place, followed by redshirt freshman Ahmed Ibrahim in sixth, senior Nathan Dunn in seventh and freshman Matty Mackay in eighth.

Their next cross country meet will be in two weeks at the Bill Dellinger Invitation in Springfield, Oregon on Sept. 23.

Boise State volleyball claims UCI Invitational title with a 3-0 record after win over George Mason

The Boise State volleyball team swept the George Mason Patriots with a 3-0 victory on Sept. 4. This was their third win of the Invitational, improving their meet record to 3-0, earning the UCI Invitational title and bringing their overall season record to 5-1. 

“It was another solid performance by the team with a lot of people involved,” said head coach Shawn Garus. “We served really well again today and Dani (Boss) did a great job distributing the ball and getting a lot of people involved. I am really proud of the way the team competed this weekend, but we still have things to work on as we look to next week’s Sacramento State Invitational.”

Key players in the match against George Mason were senior setter Danielle Boss with 30 assists, 11 digs and a .292 hitting percentage, sophomore outside opposite Makayla Hansen with 11 kills, six digs, three blocks and a .346 hitting percentage. Adding to their performances earlier in the invitational, junior outside hitter Lauren Ohlinger had nine kills, eight digs, four service aces and a .259 hitting percentage, while redshirt junior middle blocker Alyssa Wissinger had five kills, seven blocks and a .400 hitting percentage.

Both Boss and Hansen were named to the all-tournament team and Boss was named the tournament MVP after having three consecutive double-doubles in the Invitational.

Their next event is the Sacramento State Invitational in Sacramento, California on Sept. 11. 

Boise State women’s soccer remains undefeated with 4-0 victory against Portland State

The Boise State women’s soccer team made history with their 4-0 win over Portland State. The Broncos are now 5-0 on the season.

All four goals against Portland State came from different players. Redshirt freshman forward Sophie Drown scored the first goal of the match in the seventh minute, sophomore midfielder Morgan Miles scored in the 13th minute, sophomore forward Mia Burns scored in the 38th minute and junior forward Keile Hansen scored in the 71st minute.

Sophomore goalkeeper Genevieve Crenshaw saved five shots in her 67 minutes of play and earned her third win of the season and her fifth win of her career.

This is the first time that the Broncos remained undefeated throughout their first five games in program history. This is also the best start in program history, with the previous record being held by the 2019 Mountain West championship team. 

Along with remaining undefeated, the Boise State women’s soccer team managed to keep their shutout streak alive for five consecutive games. They have not given up a goal for 591:51 minutes of play. They are also one of five teams nationally to not give up a goal this season.

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