BOISE, Idaho – Washington State soccer battled weather and Boise State in a 0-0 nonconference match draw, Thursday night.
The start of the match was delayed about a half hour due to lightning. A second lightning delay of approximately 30 minutes more occurred at the 14:02 mark.
"The weather affected both teams," Washington State Head Coach Keidane McAlpine said. "We did not respond very well coming out of the second delay. Boise State deserves credit for the way it handled adversity. For us, there are definite areas where we need to improve."
In the first half, the Cougars (3-0-1) held a 6-3 advantage over the Broncos (2-2-1) in shots, including three on frame. Washington State also earned the only corner kick before intermission.
Both teams struggled to mount a serious threat in the second half as the field conditions worsened. The same held true in the extra sessions as darkness set in around the park. Boise State wound up with an 11-10 edge in shots with Washington State earning both corner kicks. Cougar goalkeeper Gurveen Clair made five saves and lowered her goals against average to 0.27 this season.
The Cougars will remain in Boise and take on Weber State, Sunday, Sept. 8 at noon Mountain/11 a.m. Pacific.
Washington State extended his unbeaten streak to eight matches dating back to last season…Cougars have not given up a goal in the last 259:35…only goal by an opponent this season came on a penalty kick in the 21st minute of the season opener at Seattle.