RENO, NEV. -- Nevada fell in both of its games over the weekend, losing a pair of one-goal games against Wyoming and UC Davis. The losses mark the first time Nevada has dropped back-to-back games since the Pack fell to UC Davis and Northern Arizona in September of 2005. Nevada looks to snap its two game losing skid this weekend when the Pack travels to Oregon. The Wolf Pack will be on the road for five games straight beginning with Oregon Friday at 7 p.m. in Eugene. Nevada will then face Portland State on Sunday at 1 p.m in Portland.
Nevada (4-2-1, 0-0-0 WAC) at Oregon (4-3)
Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific
Nevada (4-2-1, 0-0-0 WAC) at Portland State (0-7-1)
Sunday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. Pacific
All-Time vs. The University of Oregon Ducks:
Oregon leads the all-time series between the two schools, 2-0. Nevada lost 2-1 at Oregon in 2001 while the Ducks claimed a 2-1 victory over the Pack in 2005 at the University of Wyoming Cowgirl Shootout in Laramie, Wyo. In last season’s match Oregon jumped out to a 2-0 lead before sophomore Miranda Montejo (Riverside, Calif.) scored off a corner kick in the 80th minute to cut the Duck’s lead to 2-1. But the Pack could not find the back of the net again in the remaining 10 minutes of the match and Oregon posted a 2-1 victory.
Scouting the University of Oregon Ducks:
Oregon is 4-3 on the season, having won or lost each of its first seven games by one goal. The Ducks dropped their first three games of the season, falling to Long Beach State, 1-0, UC Riverside, 1-0, and Loyola Marymount 2-1. Oregon won its next two matches against New Hampshire, 1-0 and Iona, 3-2. Over the weekend, the Ducks beat Gonzaga and Eastern Washington by identical scores of 1-0. Oregon is led offensively by Allison Newton and Nicole Garbin who each have scored two goals. Barbara Blocker has scored one goal and recorded two assists. Goalie Jessie Chatfield has played in four of Oregon’s seven matches, posting one shutout while making 23 saves. She has a goals against average of .100. Emily Zaler has played in three games for the Ducks and has a GAA of 0.67. Oregon is coached by second year head coach Tara Erickson. Erickson has a 14-11-1 career record with the Ducks.
All-Time vs. The Portland State Vikings:
Nevada leads the all-time series versus Portland State 1-0, with Nevada claiming a 3-1 home victory over the Vikings in 2000.
Scouting the Portland State Vikings:
Portland State has a 0-7-1 record this season and has faced three nationally-ranked opponents in #10 Auburn, #23 Fresno State and defending national champion, #6 Portland. The Vikings opened the season with two 1-0 losses against Pacific and Long Beach State. Portland State recorded a 0-1-1 record at the Hilton Garden Inn Mountain Classic in Flagstaff, Ariz., losing to Toledo 4-0 and recording a 0-0 tie versus Ball State. The Vikings lost both its matches at the Illini Tournament in Champaign, Ill., falling to #10 Auburn 3-1 and losing to Syracuse 1-0. Over the weekend the Vikings posted an 0-2 record versus #23 Fresno State and #6 Portland falling to the Bulldogs 2-0 and losing to the Pilots 4-0. Oregon has played seven of its first eight games on the road and have been shutout in seven of its first eight matches. The Ducks have been outscored by their opponents 16-1. Dolly Enneking has recorded Portland State’s lone goal of the season. Goalie Rachel Jarvis has played in five games for the Vikings and has recorded 29 saves and has a GAA average of 1.86. Fellow keeper Cris Lewis has appeared in four matches making 23 saves. Lewis’ GAA is 2.00. In his third season as Portland State head coach, Tim Bennett has a 19-23-5 career record with the Vikings.
Last Week's Results vs. Wyoming and UC Davis:
Nevada jumped out to an early 1-0 lead against Wyoming on Friday night when junior Kenishia Warren (Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia) scored a close-range goal in the fifth minute off sophomore Randee Robinson’s (Port Orchard, Wash.) assist. Wyoming tied the game in the 66th minute when Comfort Adetoye scored an unassisted goal and Emily Layton’s goal in the 105th minute gave the Cowgirls the 2-1 overtime victory. Nevada goalie, redshirt freshman Caitlin Holmes (Las Flores, Calif.), recorded eight saves for the Pack. Wyoming outshot Nevada 16-10 in the game, including a 10-5 advantage in shots on goal. On Sunday, UC Davis scored the game-winner in the 29th minute after a Nevada defensive miscue led to a UC Davis indirect free kick from 12 yards out. The Wolf Pack wall deflected the initial shot from Katie Snyder but teammate Julia Gamlen collected the rebound and beat Nevada keeper, junior Jen Mavis (Sparks, Nev.) to the lower corner. Mavis played the full 90 minutes in goal for Nevada and made two saves. The Wolf Pack outshot UC Davis 9-7 in the game including a 4-3 advantage in shots on goal. Senior Lauren Kinneman (Sammamish, Wash.) and sophomore Karen Zmirak (Oakville,Ontario, Canada) each took two shots for Nevada. In the 41st minute junior Jessica Wilcox (Phoenix, Ariz.) hit a one-time shot, from sophomore Jessica Thompson’s (Ogden, Utah) corner kick, that went high. With one minute left in the game, Zmirak flicked a ball to sophomore Randee Robinson (Port Orchard, Wash.) who took the ball into the Aggie box. But, Robinson got tangled up in the box with a UC Davis defender and lost possession and the Aggies recorded the 1-0 victory.
For the first time in program history, Nevada stood alone atop the WAC with its 4-0-1 record for the week of Sept. 11...The Pack's win and tie against Washington State and Eastern Washington gave the squad its first unbeaten road series in program history...The 1-0-1 record against Washington State and Eastern Washington also gave Nevada its best road record in program history as the team is 2-0-1 on the road after beating Sacramento State, Washington State and tying Eastern Washington...Nevada's 4-0 record through its first four games (Sacramento State, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Northern Iowa and Washington State) marks the longest winning streak in program history, while the Pack's 4-0-1 record marks the longest unbeaten streak in program history.
News and Notes:
Nevada’s loss to Wyoming Friday night marks the first time this season the Pack scored first but did not win the game...The Wolf Pack’s 1-0 loss versus UC Davis on Sunday is the first time this season Nevada has been shutout...Both of the Pack’s losses this season have been by one goal...Nevada allowed three goals over the weekend having only given up two through its first five games...a season-high 406 fans turned out to watch Nevada’s match against Wyoming on Friday night...Wyoming snapped the Pack’s 11 match home unbeaten steak, the longest home unbeaten streak in program history...Randee Robinson’s assist on Kenishia Warren’s goal against Wyoming, was Robinson’s first career assist...Nevada continues to outscore its opponents holding an 11-5 advantage...Four players have started every game for Nevada this season (Devin Noe, Aivi Luik, Randee Robinson and Jessica Wilcox)...Nevada is third in the WAC in both goals per game with 1.57 and assists per game with 1.14...Karen Zmirak is eighth in the WAC in shots with 17 and seventh in shots per game with 2.43...Zmirak is fourth in the league with nine points and second in both goals (four) and game-winning goals (two)...Jessica Thompson is tied for fifth in assists with two...Caitlin Holmes is third in goals against average (0.68) and shutouts (two) and fourth in saves with 31.
WAC Players of the Week:
Nevada has had two players named WAC Defensive Athlete of the Week. Sophomore Randee Robinson (Port Orchard, Wash.) was awarded the honor for the week of Sept. 5 after she helped anchor a Nevada defense that recorded two shutouts over Wisconsin-Green Bay and Northern Iowa . The Wolf Pack defense allowed only nine shots in the two victories including two halves where Nevada held its opponents shotless. Red shirt freshman goalie, Caitlin Holmes (Las Flores, Calif.) was named WAC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 11 after she made 11 saves in two matches as Nevada recorded a road victory at Washington State and a tie at Eastern Washington. The Wolf Pack defense allowed just two goals over the weekend as Holmes posted a goals against average of 0.90 in the two victories.
Several Nevada players on this season's roster already have their names in the Wolf Pack career record book and look to move their names up even higher. Sophomore Miranda Montejo has 11 career goals and is two goals away from being number two all-time in career goals. Senior Naomi Hernandez has nine career goals and is four away from claiming second and 10 away from first all time. Seniors Kristin Anderson and Lauren Kinneman and sophomore Jessica Thompson, who each have seven career assists, are each two assists away from the number one spot. Senior Terran Hadlock along with sophomores Montejo and Samantha Miller each have six career assists while senior Aivi Luik has five.
Nevada will stay on the road when they travel to Albuquerque, N.M. for the New Mexico State Tournament on Sept. 29 and Oct. 1. The Wolf Pack will take on Northern Arizona on Friday at 4 p.m. MT and will play tournament host New Mexico on Sunday at 3 p.m. MT. Nevada will open WAC play on Oct.. 6, playing the defending WAC Tournament Champions Fresno State in Fresno, Calif. 7 p.m.