Nevada Soccer Release

10/6/2018

In its first match back in Mackay Stadium in over two weeks, Nevada (4-7-2, 1-4 MW) dropped its match against San Jose State (5-5-2, 4-1 MW) by a score of 2-1 on Friday night. Freshman Olivia Carter scored her first-career goal for the Wolf Pack’s lone score.

After not registering a shot through most of the first half, the Pack capitalized on its first opportunity. In the 41st minute, Carter sprinted down the right sideline on a breakaway opportunity and was able to drill her shot past the keeper to give Nevada 1-0 lead. The Pack took its advantage into halftime.

The Spartans were able to respond early in the second half. After a yellow card was issued to Kendall Riley, the Spartan’s Karlee Pottoroff drilled a free kick from about 25 yards out past keeper Kendal Stovall to tie the match at one.

Just seven minutes later, the game-winning goal was scored by Haleigh Wynne to make the score 2-1. That would be upheld, as the Spartan’s stood strong defensively the rest of the match.

The Pack finished with five shots, led by senior Angel Meriwether with two and one on goal. Freshman Casey Crawford also recorded a shot on goal in the contest.

The shots by both teams were an even four in the second half. Freshman Kendal Stovall finished with one save on the night.

The Pack will be back in action on Sunday back in Mackay Stadium when it battles Mountain West foe Fresno State at 1 p.m.