Wolf Pack Wins OT Battle With Louisiana Tech
Oct. 7, 2011
RENO, Nev. -- After falling behind 2-0, the University of Nevada women's soccer team came back to defeat Louisiana Tech 3-2 in overtime at Mackay Stadium Friday.
"I am pleased with the courage and heart we showed tonight," head coach Dr. Melissa Price said. "We executed well, especially in the second half."
The win, which came on Breast Cancer Awareness Night and saw Nevada don its pink jerseys, moved the Wolf Pack to 3-11 (1-1 WAC). La Tech fell to 8-3-4 (1-1 WAC).
Trailing 2-0 at the break, the Pack got two goals within five minutes of each other to tie the game in the second half.
At the 65 minute mark Chrisalyn Fonte headed an early cross from Aleina Dominguez into the back of the net for her first goal of the season. It was Fonte's first goal of the season, but would not be her last of the evening.
In minute 70, Chivon Crump tallied her first goal of 2011 with a shot from 10 yards out.
Tied heading into the extra frame, Fonte snapped another header into the back of the net for the game winner in the 95th minute. The ball came into the field of play on a throw in, as Danielle Green heaved it toward Fonte, who was about 15 yards from the goal. A quick redirection into the bottom right corner of the net meant the end of the match and Nevada's first WAC victory of the season.
Outshooting the Lady Techsters 12-4, the Pack pushed the play into the La Tech half of the field all night, cashing in on its late chances to earn the win. Nevada also earned eight corner kicks to Louisiana Tech's two.
Nevada will travel to Las Cruses, N.M., to take on New Mexico State on Sunday at noon in its next action.