Cowgirls Fall in Double Overtime

Oct. 14, 2012

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LARAMIE, Wyo. - A goal by Boise State's Brooke Heidemann with 50 seconds remaining in the second overtime lifted the Broncos to a 1-0 victory over the Cowgirls Sunday afternoon at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex.

A cross from the Broncos' Katy Oehring was tipped by Wyoming goalkeeper Courtney Merkle and drifted over to Heidemann on the left side of the box, who took a shot into the open net for the game-winning goal.

"Once again, we had plenty of opportunities to score but they weren't falling our way," said Wyoming coach Pete Cuadrado. "At the end of the day, we just need some leadership and to have someone step up and make a play. We didn't play poorly, but ran out of gas near the end. Now we start focusing on San Diego State and that's all we can do."

Boise State controlled the offensive tempo in the first half as they outshot the Cowgirls, 7-2, but Wyoming fought back in the second half with a 9-3 shots advantage to end regulation with an 11-10 shots advantage. The Broncos retook control with seven shots between the overtime periods to end the game with a 17-11 shots advantage, with six on goal compared to Wyoming's four.

Wyoming's Sara Paul came close to scoring in the second half as two shots sailed just wide of the net on separate occasions. Forward Olivia Mohtadi led the Cowgirls with three shots, including one on goal, while Lucie McDowell also had a pair of shots.

Bronco keeper Maddy McDevitt had four saves in the match as she improved to 7-8-1 with the win, while Merkle fell to 3-4-2 despite five saves throughout the 109 minutes of play.

The Cowgirls travel to No. 7 San Diego State for an 8 p.m. MT game on Friday before heading to New Mexico for a match Sunday at 11 a.m.