Air Force Can't Finish; Drops 1-0 Match To Idaho State
Aug. 29, 2008
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 match to Idaho State Friday night at the Cadet Soccer Stadium. The Falcons drop to 0-2 on the season while the Bengals improved to 2-0.
Benicia Brogan scored the lone goal of the match at the 46:25 mark to help Idaho State to the win.
It was a game of tough breaks for Air Force, as it was on the offensive for most of the night. The Falcons out-shot the Bengals 8-6 and spent most of the night making strong runs into the ISU backfield.
Air Force was able to attack the Idaho state defense but got some tough breaks on great scoring chances. Just minutes into the match, the Falcons got a shot past the goalkeeper, but an Idaho State defender was there for the team save. Senior Roni Yadlin had a sure-goal bounce off the left post in the 67th minute. Minutes later, freshmen Bridgett Murphy took a well-fed, blind cross-pass into the middle of box by Kelly Bieber and headed the ball right into ISU goalkeeper Bailey Williams' hands.
Murphy was a bright spot for the Falcons, showcasing a nose for the ball and the ability to slip past her defender on almost every touch. She led the way for the Falcons, taking five shots on goal.
Erin Wallace took the loss in goal for the Falcons, recording one save. Williams had four saves.
The youth movement is in full effect for Air Force, as head coach Marty Buckley started five freshmen in the match.
The Falcons return to action Sunday, Aug. 31, hosting Valparaiso. Kickoff time is 12 p.m. MST and a live radio broadcast will be available at www.valpoathletics.com.