Nevada Takes on Boise State in MW Soccer Tournament Opener
Oct. 29, 2012
RENO, Nev. -
The No. 6 seed University of Nevada soccer team (6-9-3, 2-3-2 MW) will open up the 2012 Mountain West Women’s Soccer Tournament Wednesday afternoon against No. 3 seed Boise State (9-8-2, 4-2-1 MW) at 4 p.m. The tournament will be held in San Diego, Calif., at the SDSU Sports Deck, October 31-November 4.
The two teams closed out the 2012 regular season against each other this past weekend, as the Broncos defeated the Wolf Pack 1-0 Saturday afternoon in Boise, Idaho. With the win, Boise State leads the overall series 11-1-1. The match will mark the first time head coach Dr. Melissa Price has taken Nevada into a conference tournament.
“In athletics, everyone loves a rematch,” head coach Dr. Melissa Price said. “One of the exciting things about a conference tournament is that you are going to face a team that you have already seen once this year. We had some opportunities in our 1-0 loss to the Broncos Saturday to come back and fell short. We will look to sharpen our execution and try to capitalize on our opportunities Wednesday in what should be a great match.”
The winner will face No. 2 seed New Mexico Friday in the semifinal match at 4 p.m. The championship match is slated for Sunday, November 4, and will be televised live on CBS Sports Network beginning at 1 p.m. PT. The winner of Sunday's championship match will earn the Mountain West's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship.
Saturday, Oct. 27- Boise State 1, Nevada
The Wolf Pack and Broncos started the match aggressively on both offensive ends, combining for a total of 18 shots in the opening period. Boise State junior Ashley Hruby gave the Broncos a 1-0 lead in the closing minutes of the half with a goal from the right side of the box in the 42nd minute. Nevada opened up the second half with consecutive shots on goal and a corner kick that was cleared by the Boise State defense. The Wolf Pack had several other opportunities in an attempt to even the score, but fell short as the Broncos claimed the 1-0 win.