BUSTER’S WEEKLY ROUNDUP: What’s happening in Boise State Athletics (Sept. 4 – Sept. 10)

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Here’s this week’s update on Boise State Athletics.


The Boise State soccer team went 1-0-1 this week with a 4-3 victory against Eastern Washington University (EWU) on Sept. 7 and a 0-0 draw against Oregon State on Sept. 10.

The Broncos offense was hot in their match against EWU. Carly Cross was a force to be reckoned with, scoring a team-high three goals, the most by a Bronco in a single game this season. 

Kenzie MacMillan led the Broncos in assists with three and was also the most by any outfield player in a single game this season.

Morgan Padour registered the other goal for the Broncos along with an assist during the game.

“I’m really, really happy and proud of this team,” head coach Jim Thomas said. “Goals are what we came here for, and goals are what we got. We’ve talked about growth all season, and that’s what we are going to keep doing.”

Boise State soccer hosted Oregon State and had a 0-0 draw, earning their second shutout of the season.

Goalkeeper Genevieve Crenshaw was the star of the game, with three incredible saves that earned the Broncos a shutout.

“Oregon State is a strong team that caused an awful lot of problems for us structurally and we had to really be sharp as coaches to help our players through it,” Thomas said. “The coolest part is that we are still undefeated against Pac-12 opponents this season with our only loss on the year being to the number one team (BYU) in the country.”

Boise State now sits with a 2-1-4 record and will host Oregon on Thursday, Sept. 14, to wrap up non conference play.


The Boise State football team fell to the University of Central Florida (UCF) 18-16 in an extremely high-stakes game. The loss drops Boise State’s record to 0-2, giving the program its worst start since 2005.

Starting quarterback, Taylen Green, came out of the game in crucial moments, and was said to be out due to “leg cramps”. There is cause for concern for the uncertain future of the Broncos. 

The Broncos will look to get their first win of the season on Sept. 16 against the University of North Dakota. 


At least one of the Broncos sports teams could beat Power-5 opponent University of Central Florida (UCF), Boise State placed sixth as a team, finishing ahead of UCF.

Boise State men’s golf had an incredible season opener as they placed two golfers in the top 10 at Sage Run Golf Club.

Will O’Connor and Cole Rueck placed T-4th and 10th, and both shot under par in all three rounds of the Island Resort Intercollegiate. 

Boise State finished sixth overall at the tournament with a score of 853 (276-287-290)

The Broncos return to action in two weeks at the Kansas State Invitational, Sept. 17-18, in Manhattan, Kan. 


The Boise State volleyball team had a tough week at the Lumberjack Classic in Flagstaff, Ariz. consisting of three losses. 

Boise State volleyball dropped three contests, falling 3-2 to Stephen F. Austin University, a 3-0 defeat by Arizona State University and a 3-2 loss to Northern Arizona University. 

Despite the tough losses throughout the week, Noelani Helm has been having an incredible first season for the Broncos and has been one of the most consistent players on the team. 

Along with Helm, Paige Bartsch and  Annie Kaminski have both been extraordinary on offense and have been putting up big numbers, despite the continuous losses on the week.

The Broncos move to 2-5 overall following the losses.

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