Pack looks to build on a 1-0 win at TCU last weekend
The University of Nevada soccer team (2-3-1, 0-0 MW) will travel to San Jose, Calif. for a match against former Western Athletic Conference rival San Jose State (2-2-2, 0-0 WAC) Friday 7 p.m. at Spartan Stadium. San Jose State leads the overall series 3-9, defeating Nevada 2-0 in Reno during the 2011 season.
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.
Friday, August 31- Texas Tech 1, Nevada 0
The Wolf Pack and Red Raiders had a tightly contested first half, as the game was tied 0-0 at the break. Senior Dana Moreno and the Nevada defense remained active in the second half, denying the Red Raider attack. Texas Tech managed to pull ahead with a goal in the 81st minute to win the match 1-0. Moreno had a season high eight saves.
Sunday, September 2- Nevada 1, TCU 0
Nevada picked up its first road win of the season, defeating TCU 1-0 in Fort Worth, Texas. The teams combined for one shot on goal in the opening half. Sophomore Chrisalyn Fonte's goal from an assist by senior Lauren Braman in the 63rd minute gave Nevada a 1-0 lead. The Horned Frogs had several opportunities within the last five minutes of the game to pull even, but Moreno and the Nevada defense came up big late to win the match.
-Nevada’s 1-0 win at TCU improved the program's record against BCS conference opponents to 4-13. The program's previous win came at Oregon during the 2006 season, where Nevada claimed a 2-1 win in Eugene, Ore.
-Sophomore Chrisalyn Fonte has been a force on the offensive end for Nevada. The Union City, Calif. native has scored a goal in four of Nevada’s six matches this season.
-Senior Lauren Braman has started every game for the fourth straight year, bringing her career total to 66. Braman sits at ninth on Nevada’s all time list for career games started.
-Two of Nevada’s six matches this season have gone into an extra period. Nevada is 4-5-4 under Dr. Price in overtime matches.
-Sophomore Madison Lorenzen has dished out an assist on three of Nevada’s five goals this season.
-Nevada’s shutout of Hawai`i broke a 15-match streak for the program. The Pack’s last shutout before the Hawai’`i match came in a 1-0 win at Utah on Aug. 28, 2011. Nevada has had two shutouts on the year, the last in a 1-0 win at TCU on Sep. 2.
-Nevada’s Chelsea Fricke started off the season with a bang after missing the majority of last season with an injury. The junior recorded her first goal at Nevada in the Pack’s 2-1 win over Hawai`i.
-With 14 letter winners returning, seven of which are starters, the Wolf Pack will look to make an immediate impact in its first year in the Mountain West.
-In 2011 Nevada was 3-16 overall, with a 1-6 conference mark in its last year as a member of the Western Athletic Conference. The Wolf Pack went 2-7 at home, 1-8 on the road and 0-1 at neutral sites, finishing in eighth place.
-Kori Disarufino and Chrisalyn Fonte, who led the team in scoring during the 2011 season with three and two goals respectively will be leaned on to provide offensive production. Disarufino and Fonte also led the team in shots attempted with 35 and 23.
-Dr. Melissa "Missy" Price enters her third year as head coach and fifth overall at Nevada.
-Defensively, the Pack will look to an experienced group of returners that is comprised of juniors and seniors.
-Nevada’s toughest non-conference contest this season will come September 23rd against Pac-12 foe California. The game will be played at Mackay Stadium.
-Senior Dana Moreno will lead a corps of goalkeepers, playing in 13 games last year where she snagged 45 saves.
-Junior defender Chelsea Fricke returns to action for Nevada after missing the majority of the last season due to injury in which she used a medical redshirt. The Dallas native will look to bolster the Pack’s defensive line.
-The 2012 season will mark the second consecutive year Nevada has had double digit newcomers wear Silver and Blue for the first time with 11 on board this year. Last season Nevada had 13.
-Junior Danielle Green started all of Nevada's games (19) for the second consecutive year last season.