Oct. 6, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif. -
The University of Nevada soccer team defeated San José State 2-1 for its first Mountain West road victory of the season Sunday afternoon at Spartan Stadium.
With the win, Nevada improves to (4-6-3, 2-2 MW) on the season, while San José State drops to (2-10, 1-3 MW). The win matches the program’s 2012 Mountain West total.
“I’m proud of the way we dug deep and found a way to win today,” head coach Dr. Melissa Price said. “We kept our composure after going down a goal to come back and get the game winner. That’s a testament to our players remaining confident in our ability to score goals. We responded well from a tough loss Friday night to win today, which was a challenge we presented to the team. It took everything we had to rise up and get three points on the road.”
San José State forward Kareli Rodriguez found a clear path in front of the Nevada net with a breakaway and scored a goal to give the Spartans a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute. Three minutes later, Bobby Reilly scored the equalizer with a shot in front of the net that dribbled past the Spartans goalkeeper. The goal is the third on the season for the junior midfielder. Sophomore Erin Saxton reclaimed the lead for Nevada in the 35th minute, scoring her first career goal to put the Pack ahead 2-1.
The Spartans increased its offensive attack out of the break, challenging the Wolf Pack defensive front with multiple shots. Nevada goalkeeper Kelsey Quintos was solid throughout the final period, recording five critical saves in the half to seal the 2-1 win.
The Wolf Pack will return to Mackay Stadium Friday for a match against Colorado State at 7 p.m. All fans who wear a pink t-shirt are in for free.