Johnson Goal Carries Cal Poly Soccer to Win Over Boise State

Johnson Goal Carries Cal Poly Soccer to Win Over Boise State

BOISE, Idaho — Cal Poly's Jessica Johnson scored in the 15th minute on Friday evening, and fellow sophomore Sophia Brown earned her second shutout in three games, as the Mustang women's soccer team topped Boise State 1-0 on Day 1 of the Bronco Tournament at Boas Soccer Complex.
 
Johnson, an All-Big West Conference Freshman Team honoree a year ago, accounted for the first shot on goal of the night, forcing a Janelle Flores save almost four minutes in.
 
Eleven minutes later, Cal Poly senior midfielder Emily Hansen sent a through ball to Johnson, who tallied from 10 yards out.

Cal Poly junior Ashley Kirchick tested Flores with a 38th-minute shot, and Hansen also placed a shot on frame in the 49th. It was the 58th career start for Hansen, tying for No. 23 in school history.
 
The Mustang defense — led by complete-game performances from Chelsea Barry, Senna Brennan and Lexi Marietti — held Boise State (2-2-1) to just one shot on goal for the first 80 minutes of the match, as a 21st-minute Brown save kept Cal Poly in the lead.

As the match approached full time, the Broncos came forward to shoot on goal in the 82nd and 88th minutes, but Brown was in position for two final stops to hold on to the clean sheet — the sixth of her career.

The Mustangs had a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Cal Poly (2-2-1) will wrap up the tournament on Sunday vs. Oregon (now 2-1-0 after an opening-day 1-0 victory over Oklahoma), kicking off against the Ducks at 10 a.m. PDT.

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