Nevada Blanks Eastern Michigan 3-0 to Win Four in a Row
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada women's soccer team (5-3-1) defeated the Eastern Michigan Eagles (3-5-1) by a final score of 3-0 at Mackay Stadium Saturday.
The win was Nevada's fourth in a row and second straight at home.
"I'm proud of the fact that we were able to win two games in front of our home fans against tough opponents," head coach Dr. Melissa Price said.
Scoreless at the half, Nevada exploded in the second period, scoring three times before 80th minute.
Natalie Ratnavira scored goals number two and three on the season, getting her second in the 55th minute and her third in the 67th minute.
Adding the final nail and her first career tally, Kori Disarufino scored in the 76th minue to put the game out of reach. Cristen Drummond assisted on the goal.
Assisting on both of Ratnavira's goals was sophomore Raylene Larot, giving her the team lead with five.
"Those two are starting to work really well together," Price said. "Several players, including (senior) Cristen Drummond, have been an offensive force for us recently."
The Pack scored five goals in its two games at Mackay Stadium over the weekend, and gave up none.
Marie Cove posted her second straight individual 90 minute shutout and her third overall in 2010.
For the second straight contest, Nevada won a game that was tied at zero at halftime.
""The commitment of our players to execute our game plan and halftime adjustments directly related to our win," Price said. "We were organized both attacking and defending all weekend."
Nevada travels to Irvine, Calif. to meet UC Irvine (5-1-2) Friday at 3 p.m. and UC Riverside (1-6-0) Sunday at 2 p.m.. The Pack will be home again October first to meet the New Mexico State Aggies at 7 p.m. at Mackay Stadium.