For the third time in four games, the Boise boys soccer team was upset in a 4-3 loss to Madison on Saturday afternoon.

Unlike the two previous losses, this one ends the Brave season.

Despite winning the 5A Southern Idaho Conference title at 16-0, the Brave won’t be going to state for the first time since 2005, as they lost a state play-in game.

Ian Woodley, Thomas Ryden, Sami Marquez all scored goals for Boise, which was the only unbeaten 5A team in the state until Monday. It then lost two out of its next three matches.

GIRLS SOCCER

MIDDLETON 3, PRESTON 1: Emalie Wood, Kylee Howard and Addi Wyatt all scored goals, as the Vikings punched their ticket to state in a play-in game.

VOLLEYBALL

MELBA 3, MARSING 0: Katelyn Young recorded 28 assists and four aces, as the Mustangs swept the Huskies 25-14, 25-14, 25-10 in 2A Western Idaho Conference play.

Maycee Spence added 10 kills and four aces for Melba.

COLLEGE

CROSS COUNTRY

C OF I WOMEN 1ST, MEN 2ND AT WPU OPEN: College of Idaho uses pack running on both the men’s and women’s side to record outstanding performances at the Warner Pacific Cross Country Open at Lents Park.

The No. 3-ranked Coyote women had their five scoring athletes within 35 seconds of each other — winning the 10 team event with 32 points, well ahead of the University of Portland. The No. 2-ranked Coyote men had a 35-second gap between their scoring runners — placing second to Portland.

Three C of I women finished in the Top-10 — as Molly Vitale-Sullivan took fifth (18:51), Erin Moyer placed sixth (18:55) and Larissa Mauer placed seventh (19:01), while Alex Martin led the Coyote men with an eighth-place finish (25:30).

BRONCOS FINISH 12TH AT PRE-NATIONALS: The Boise State women’s cross country team placed 12th at the NCAA Pre-Nationals hosted by Indiana State University.

Pacing the Broncos was freshman Lara Hamilton, running at a time of 20:55.1. Joining her in the scoring group were Emily Moyes (21:05.8), Grace Brock (21:10.3), Tiahna Vladic (21:29.5) and Sailor Hutton (21:29.9).

SOCCER

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NNU WOMEN TIE WESTERN OREGON: The Northwest Nazarene women’s soccer team earned a 0-0 draw at Western Oregon in Great Northwest Athletic Conference action.

The draw ends a two-match losing streak for the Nighthawks and gives them eight points in the league standings and keeps them in a hunt for a playoff spot. The top four teams advance to the GNAC tournament and the Nighthawks are in sixth place just two points out of fourth.

NNU (5-6-2 overall, 2-3-2 GNAC) bunkered down on defense and withstood 13 shots by Western Oregon (6-4-3, 3-2-2), including five on goal to get the much-needed road point.

Alexis Montoya made five saves in goal and the defense stood tall.

NNU MEN BLANKED BY WESTERN WASHINGTON: The Northwest Nazarene men’s soccer team lost 3-0 to Western Washington on a blustery Saturday afternoon at NNU Field in Great Northwest Athletic Conference action.

The Nighthawks had two shots find the post as their luck at finding the back of the net continues to be bad. NNU (4-7-0 overall, 0-5-0 GNAC) was shut out in both games this week.

Sawyer Price made seven saves in the loss.

VOLLEYBALL

BOISE STATE FALLS AT HOME: Janell Walley hit 32.1 percent for 12 kills against the Cowgirls, but it was not enough to lead Boise State past Wyoming as the Broncos (12-7 overall, 4-4 MW) fell in four set 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-15, 25-16).

Walley added one service ace, eight digs and two block assists to her kill total to finish with a team-high 14 points.

Lauren Ohlinger tallied seven kills, three service aces, 10 digs and two block assists to finish with 11 points. Danielle Boss distributed a team-high 32 assists to go with her three services, one kill, team-high (tied) 15 digs and four blocks.

NNU SWEEPS ASIDE WESTERN OREGON: NNU defeated Western Oregon 25-22, 25-17, 26-24 to finish off a perfect homestand.

Blum’s 10 kills and 10 digs led the Nighthawks (9-8 overall, 5-5 GNAC), while Brooke Foster had nine kills, six digs and four cases, Natalie Sullivan had eight kills, Markland had six and Megan Nelson added three kills, two aces, nine digs and 33 assists. Kayla Sale also had 15 digs.

PRO

STEELHEADS REMAIN UNBEATEN: The Idaho Steelheads (4-0-0) scored four-unanswered goals starting in the second period to help take a 5-2 win over the Wichita Thunder (1-2-2) on Saturday night at CenturyLink Arena.

Will Merchant led the way with two goals, while Brady Norrish, Jeff King and Colton Saucerman also found the back of the net.

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