Sept. 25, 2013
RENO, Nev. -
The University of Nevada soccer team (2-4-3,MW) will open up Mountain West play at home Friday evening with a match against Utah State (4-3-2,MW) at 7 p.m. Wolf Pack head coach Dr. Melissa Price is 1-2 in conference openers. Her 2010 squad defeated New Mexico State 2-1 in double overtime at Mackay Stadium. The program is 4-7-1 all-time in conference openers and is 4-2-1 when opening conference play at home.
“We talk a lot about using our past experiences to prepare us for future experiences,” head coach Dr. Melissa Price said. “That is all a part of learning and development as a program. We’ve been in a lot of different situations during the non-conference schedule that will prepare us to open Mountain West play this weekend. Everyone starts conference play at the same place, going into every weekend looking to earn the most points that you possibly can. We get to start conference play at home against two opponents who are having quality years so far. We will be ready to go.”
Nevada trails the overall series with Utah State 4-8. The last time the Wolf Pack defeated the Aggies was during the 2009 season in a 1-0 decision at home. Utah State enters Mountain West play on a two-match skid, losing 3-0 at Utah last Friday, before dropping a 1-0 match to Weber State last Sunday.
Following the match with Utah State, Nevada will close out the weekend with a game against Boise State Sunday at Mackay Stadium. Kick-off is 12:30 p.m. The Wolf Pack trails the overall series with the Broncos 2-11-1. Nevada defeated Boise State 1-0 in the quarterfinal round of the 2012 MW Tournament last season.
All home matches are available to watch online for free through the Mountain West Network via NevadaWolfPack.tv.