Wildcats snare two-overtime draw with Boise State

Sep 6 2013 - 11:49pm

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BOISE, Idaho - Another match, another overtime.

The Weber State women's soccer team played its third consecutive double-overtime match on Friday evening, drawing Boise State 0-0 at the Boas Soccer Complex in Boise, Idaho.

It's the first time in Weber State's 18-year history that it has played three straight double-overtime matches, and just the second time the Wildcats have ever had three straight contests go into extra time.

Senior goalkeeper Ryann Waldman went all 110 minutes, earning her second shutout of the season - 15th overall of her career-- and lowered her goals-against average to .44.

Boise State finished the match outshooting the Wildcats 12-8, but Weber State held the advantage in shots on goal by a 3-2 margin.

WSU outshot the Broncos 5-2 in the opening frame, with BSU gaining more traction in the second half with 10 shots. The Wildcats took the only two shots over the overtime periods.

Weber State moved to 2-0-2 on the season, extending its overall unbeaten streak to seven straight dating back to last season.

The Wildcats will remain in Boise through Sunday, when they will take on Washington State (3-0-1) at noon.

Volleyball

* 'CATS DROP PAIR OF ROAD MATCHES: At Reno, Nev., the Weber State women's volleyball team was unable to keep its early season momentum going as the Wildcats dropped a pair of matches to open the Wolf Pack Invitational on Friday.

Weber State fell in consecutive straight-set losses to tournament host Nevada and UC Davis at Virginia Street Gym. Against the Wolf Pack, the Wildcats' fell 25-22, 31-29, 25-20 despite outgaining Nevada in nearly every statistical category.

Junior outside hitter Audrey Biggs led Weber State with 10 kills, while sophomore outside hitter Rebecca Fuchs added eight kills for the Wildcats, but it wasn't enough to overcome unforced errors in the serving aspect of the match.

Freshman middle blocker Megan Bean had five blocks, sophomore setter Whitney Hunt had 28 assists and junior libero McKay Tarbox had 14 digs.

Weber State committed 10 service errors and eight receiving errors, more than making the difference in what was a razor-close match.

After dropping a tight first set, the Wildcats stormed out to a 10-1 lead in the second set and led 20-12, but were unable to close it out and the Wolf Pack rallied to ultimately take the set 31-29.

Weber State held a 16-15 lead in the third set as they tried to rally, but Nevada scored seven straight points to take a 22-16 lead and the Wildcats could get no closer than three.

Against the Aggies, the Wildcats fell 25-17, 25-15, 25-21, falling behind early in all three sets.

Biggs had eight kills to lead Weber State, but no other player had more than five.

Weber State will be back in action for day two of the Wolf Pack Invitational, taking on Illinois State

and Grand Canyon on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.

Cross country

* WSU 2ND, 3RD AT UTAH CLASSIC: At Murray, the Weber State women's cross country team finished second to Boise State in the three-teaam Utah Classic on Friday afternoon at Murray Park.

Boise State score 23 points, followed by WSU (56) and host Utah (58).

Kelsey Braithwaite led the Wildcats running third in 14:22.4. Jamie Stokes ran sixth at 14:41.1 over the 4K course.

In the men's 6K race, BYU won with 28 points, followed by Boise State (34) and Weber State (66).

WSU's Trevor Ricks ran sixth in 19:18.1.

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