Soccer Blanks NAU 3-0 Friday Night
In the eighth minute, Samantha Miller played the ball into Cristen Drummond who cut in towards the goal and hit a shot that was tipped over the crossbar for a
Off the corner kick Jessica Thompson took, Whitney Gilson and a NAU defender went up for the header and the ball dropped in NAU’s box. The Lumberjack defense was unable to clear the ball and Karen Zmirak fired a shot that was blocked and the deflection found Blaine Dugan who beat the keeper to the upper right corner, giving
The Pack increased its lead to 2-0 in the 18th minute. Thompson took the ball end line on the left side and hit a cross that found Zmirak on the back post. Zmirak sent the ball back across the face of the goal to Drummond who beat the NAU keeper inside the left post.
Drummond scored her second goal of the match in the 38th minute to give
“Straight from the kickoff we played hard and finished our opportunities in the first half and in the second half we came out and preserved the shutout with good team defense,” interim head coach Antoinette Marjanovic said. “This was an efficient performance that sets us up nicely as we head into WAC play.”
In the 51st minute, NAU’s Carolyn Savage fired a shot from 25-yards out that
Trisha Gibbons narrowly missed recording the Pack’s fourth goal of the night in the 85th minute as her shot from 30 yards out went just wide.
Nevada ended the game with 18 shots (nine on goal) while NAU finished with 13 (eight on goal). Zmirak took a game-high five shots. Cove, who recorded her third shutout of the season, ended the game with eight saves.