Nevada Soccer Defeats San Jose State 1-0
San Jose, Calif. -
The University of Nevada soccer team won its consecutive match on the road, defeating San Jose State 1-0 Friday evening.
With the win, Nevada improves to (3-3-1, 0-0 MW), while San Jose State drops to (2-3-1, 0-0 WAC).
“We did a nice job of keeping possession and executing our game plan,” head coach Dr. Melissa Price said. “We measure success beyond wins and losses and tonight we succeeded on many levels.”
The last time Nevada won consecutive matches was Sept. 16 and 18 during the 2011 season when the Pack defeated Idaho State and Eastern Michigan. The win over San Jose State gives Nevada a 2-0 record over opponents from the Western Athletic Conference this season, as the Pack defeated Hawai`i 2-0 in the season opener at Mackay Stadium.
The former Western Athletic Conference rivals spent the majority of the opening half playing within the midfield. Both teams had limited opportunities on the offensive end, combining for a total of three shots on goal. Nevada and San Jose State went into the half tied at 0-0.
The Spartans opened the second half searching for a goal and the lead, getting off two shots on goal and a corner kick opportunity within the first three minutes. Senior Wolf Pack goalkeeper Dana Moreno kept the Spartans from taking the lead with consecutive saves. The Nevada offensive attack came alive in the 64th minute, as sophomore Chrisalyn Fonte scored a goal to give Nevada a 1-0 lead. The goal gives the Union City, Calif. native five goals on the year. The Wolf Pack defense tightened up, allowing only one shot on goal in the final 16 minutes to give Nevada a 1-0 win.
“I thought Megan Khademi and Lindsey Salcido played well tonight,” Dr. Price said. “They were two key players in helping us keep possession and be dangerous in our attack.”
The Wolf Pack will close out its five-match road trip Sunday afternoon, as the team will face the San Francisco Dons 1 p.m. at Negoesco Stadium. The overall series between the two programs is tied at 2-2-1. The Dons won last season’s match at Mackay Stadium 2-0.