Oct. 7, 2005
Reno, Nev. - After a 1-1 halftime tie, Nevada added two second-half goals to beat the visiting Utah Valley State Wolverines 3-1 Friday night. With the win, the Pack moves to 6-4-1 while Utah Valley drops to 3-9-0.
Junior Aivi Luik (Gold Coast, Australia) scored her first goal of the match off a cross by freshman Samantha Miller (Riverside, Calif.) in the 15th minute. Miller took the ball down the left side of the field and hit a cross that bounced off a Wolverine defender before finding Luik who hit a close-range shot past Utah Valley keeper Mallory Schott.
Jenni Wright scored for the Wolverines in the 22nd minute off a pass from Chelsea Arnell to tie things at 1-1. Nevada responded in the 56th minute when Luik found the back of the net for the second time in the match. Freshman Miranda Montejo (Riverside,Calif.) recorded the assist.
Montejo recorded the Pack's third goal of the night. Junior Terran Hadlock (Minden, Nev.) played a ball through the Wolverine defense that found Montejo who was making a run into the box. Montejo beat Schott to record her team-leading sixth goal of the season.
"We came to play in the second half," Nevada coach Terri Patraw said. "We put them away, got the result and are looking forward to conference play."
Nevada outshot Utah Valley 22-10 including a 13-5 advantage in shots on goal. Luik led the Pack with eights shots (five on goal). Arnell recorded four shots for the Wolverines.
Senior goalie Megan Tarpenning (Roseville, Calif.) finished the match with four saves, while Schott recorded 10.
Nevada opens Western Athletic Conference play at home Sunday when the Wolf Pack takes on Fresno State at 1 p.m at Mackay Stadium.