Wolf Pack Women's Soccer Starts Road Trip with Victory - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Wolf Pack Women's Soccer Starts Road Trip with Victory

Posted: Updated:

From University of Nevada, Reno

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nevada women’s soccer began its trip to Colorado with a 1-0 victory over Colorado College on Friday afternoon. The win increased the Wolf Pack’s record to 5-9-0 on the season and 2-5-0 in conference play.

With the help of senior goalkeeper Kelsey Quintos saving four goals in the first 17 minutes of play, Nevada made it known early on that defense would be a point of emphasis. She continued to be tested throughout the opening half, saving a total of six shots, as the team held the Tigers (7-8-0, 3-4-0) scoreless in the first 45 minutes.

At halftime, the home team held the advantage in shots, 8-2, and shots on goal, 6-1.

Coming out of the locker room, the Pack showed its aggression, which remained constant throughout the second half and it paid dividends early on. Within the first 30 seconds of the period, the Tigers were given a yellow card inside the penalty box and junior midfielder Maria Sanchez capitalized on the opportunity.

She recorded the first goal of the game off of the penalty kick and gave Nevada the 1-0 lead. The goal marked Sanchez’s second score of the season, as she finished the game with a team-high three shots. 

After the goal, the Pack continued to apply pressure on the Tigers, as it controlled the pace for much of the second half and kept possession on their side of the field. In the first seven minutes of the second period, Nevada out-shot Colorado College 3-0.

In the final stretch of the match, Quintos made her eighth and final save of the night to preserve the 1-0 victory and improve her record to 5-9-0 on the season. Nevada will continue its pair of weekend road games in Colorado, as the Wolf Pack plays the U.S. Air Force on Sunday at 10 a.m. PT.

  • Aces Extend Division Lead 8-5 in Fresno

    Aces Extend Division Lead 8-5 in Fresno

    Saturday, July 8 2017 2:17 AM EDT2017-07-08 06:17:24 GMT

    The Reno Aces back-and-forth game one against the Fresno Grizzlies ended in an eight to five Reno victory Friday night at Chukchansi Park. The Aces plated runs in all but two innings in the three-plus hour contest.  six...

    More >>

    The Reno Aces back-and-forth game one against the Fresno Grizzlies ended in an eight to five Reno victory Friday night at Chukchansi Park. The Aces plated runs in all but two innings in the three-plus hour contest.  six...

    More >>
  • Aces Maintain Division Lead with Win Over Bees

    Aces Maintain Division Lead with Win Over Bees

    Friday, July 21 2017 2:06 AM EDT2017-07-21 06:06:09 GMT

    The Reno Aces salvaged a series split with a 7-3 win over the Salt Lake Bees at Greater Nevada Field Thursday night. The Aces divided the night between five arms on the mound – Aaron Laffey, Jared Miller, Erik Davis, Louis Coleman, and Jimmie Sherfy – combining for a six-hitter with just three runs allowed. Rudy Flores highlighted the night offensively finishing 3-for-3 with two RBI and a home run. 

    More >>

    The Reno Aces salvaged a series split with a 7-3 win over the Salt Lake Bees at Greater Nevada Field Thursday night. The Aces divided the night between five arms on the mound – Aaron Laffey, Jared Miller, Erik Davis, Louis Coleman, and Jimmie Sherfy – combining for a six-hitter with just three runs allowed. Rudy Flores highlighted the night offensively finishing 3-for-3 with two RBI and a home run. 

    More >>
  • Palmer Concludes First International Diving Competition

    Palmer Concludes First International Diving Competition

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:43:00 GMT

    After beginning her international diving career by helping lead Team USA to a medal in the mixed 3-meter/10-meter team event, former Nevada great and current volunteer assistant coach Krysta Palmer participated in the 3-meter dive at the 2017 FINA World Championships on Thursday....

    More >>

    After beginning her international diving career by helping lead Team USA to a medal in the mixed 3-meter/10-meter team event, former Nevada great and current volunteer assistant coach Krysta Palmer participated in the 3-meter dive at the 2017 FINA World Championships on Thursday....

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.