A two-goal night lifted the Nevada soccer team past Colorado State Friday night at Mackay Stadium as the Wolf Pack blanked the Rams, 2-0.
The Pack improves to 5-8-2 overall and 2-4-1 in Mountain West action. The five wins surpass the win total from the 2014 season with four games still to be played. This also marks the first program win over the Rams in three attempts.
It was seemingly domination by Nevada in the opening half as the Pack controlled possession for much of the first 45 minutes and collected eight shots, five of which were on net. The Wolf Pack defense stood tall as well, not allowing CSU to register a single shot attempt.
Nevada got on the board fairly early on, getting a goal in the sixth minute. From the near side of the pitch, redshirt freshman Bryanna Wiehe sent in a pass towards the front of the net, which was then tapped in by rookie Hannah Miller. That marks the fourth goal of the season for the first-year player out of Carlsbad, Calif.
Coming out of halftime with a one-goal lead, the Pack added its second goal of the contest shortly into the start of the second half. In the 50th minute, senior Lindsey Salcido bent in a corner kick to register her sixth strike of the year and to put her team ahead 2-0. Salcido continues her career-season now with 15 points on the year.
The Rams offense did pick up in the second half, registering six shots. Four of their six shot attempts, however, were turned away by Nevada goalkeeper Kelsey Quintos. Quintos finished the night with those four saves and picks up her second shutout of the season.
Nevada will play its final regular season home contest this Sunday with a 1 p.m. match against visiting Wyoming. The team’s four seniors will be honored prior to the start of the match. The first 100 fans into the stadium will receive a Wolf Pack soccer scarf. Sunday’s match also officially kicks off Homecoming week.