Gonzaga Battles to Draw with Boise State
Sept. 15, 2016
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Savanah Van Citters scored her first goal of the season and was credited with two assists in Gonzaga women's soccer's 3-3 draw with Boise State Thursday at Luger Field.
In 110 thrilling minutes, the Zags (4-2-2) built a 2-0 lead, before Boise State scored twice, then Van Citters scored in the 77th minute, and the Broncos finished the scoring with a goal in the 88th minute.
Aliyah Miller opened the scoring in the 35th minute. The senior found the back of the net for the second time this season by kicking in a corner kick from Van Citters. The Bulldogs outshot BSU, 7-3, in the first half.
Two minutes into the second half, Van Citters played a ball to Sarah Carter off of another corner kick. Carter immediately lofted a ball into the box and Karley Baggerly headed it into the net. Baggerly's goal was her fifth of the season and 23rd of her career. Carter now has three assists in the season.
Boise State (1-6-1) scored two goals within a 10-minute span, beginning with Falon Miller's first of the year in the 64th minute. Baylee Blaser was credited with the assist. Eva Herrera evened the match in the 73rd minute off of an assist by Allegra Weeks.
Four minutes later, Van Citters struck a free kick from well outside the box to the far post of the BSU net. It was her first goal of the season and third of her career.
With just two minutes left in regulation, Weeks slid a ball through the box and Kristina Serres kicked in the equalizer.
Gonzaga finished with a 15-13 edge in shots, but the Broncos placed eight on goal, compared to the Zags' six. Baggerly took five shots with three going on frame. Herrera and Raimee Sherle both had four shots for Boise State. GU had a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Allison Seifert made a career-high five saves for the Bulldogs, while Tara Fisher saved three shots in the BSU net.
Gonzaga travels to Seattle Sunday at 12 p.m. It will be the final non-conference match of the season for the Zags. Live video and stats will be available on GoZags.com.
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