Wolf Pack Soccer Blanks Eastern Washington
Sept. 6, 2005
RENO, Nev. - Nevada's 4-0 victory over Eastern Washington Tuesday night at Mackay Stadium marked the biggest margin of victory for Nevada soccer over a Division I opponent in program history. The win also marked the first time Nevada soccer recorded back to back shutouts over a Division I school.
Junior Aivi Luik (Gold Coast, Australia) got the Pack on the board in the 9th minute when she took a Samantha Miller (Riverside, Calif.) cross at the top of the box and hit a shot far post to beat Eagle keeper Tiera Como. Nevada increased their lead to 2-0 in the 55th minute on a Miller goal. Senior Annie Baxter (Reno, Nev.) chased down a loose ball, took it end line and served the ball which found Miller who beat Como to the near post.
"We played stretches of brilliant soccer," said head coach Terri Patraw. "We scored some great goals tonight and got a great result." Junior Naomi Hernandez (North Las Vegas, Nev.) found the back of the net in the 76th minute. Hernandez collected a pass from junior Kristin Anderson (South Pasadena, Calif.) and hit a shot from the corner of the box to put Nevada up 3-0. Anderson added the Pack's fourth goal of the match in the 81st minute when she scored an unassisted goal from the top of the box.
"This game is another step in the right direction for our program," Patraw said. "Things are coming together and we are going to continue to build."
Nevada goalie, senior Megan Tarpenning (Roseville, Calif.) finished the match with five saves. Freshman keeper, Caitlin Holmes (Las Flores, Calif.), who replaced Tarpenning in the 79th minute, did not face any shots. Como recorded 10 saves for the Eagles, while her replacement, junior Kim Robinson, made one save.
Junior Lauren Kinneman (Sammamish, Wash.) led the Pack with seven shots and Anderson took six. Eastern Washington sophomore Nicole Deshazo led the Eagles with three shots. The Pack out-shot the Eagles 30-9 including a 15-5 advantage in shots on goal.
Nevada (2-1-1), who is off to the best start in program history will travel to Davis, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 10 to face UC Davis at 1 p.m.