October 10 & 12, 2008
vs. Hawai`i and San Jose State
October 10: Nevada (0-9-2) vs. Hawai`i (4-4-3), 7 p.m.
October 12: Nevada (0-9-2) vs. San Jose State (2-6-3), 1 p.m.
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All of Nevada’s home matches and select road matches game will have Live Stats. The Live Stats will be available at kickoff at the following link:
The University of Nevada soccer fell in both of its matches last week, falling at Sacramento State 2-0 on Thursday before dropping a 2-1 (2OT) game at home against St. Mary’s on Sunday to closeout non-conference play. Nevada will open conference action this weekend, hosting Hawai`i on Friday at 7 p.m. and San Jose State on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Pack returns 15 letterwinners and nine starters from its 2007 team that recorded its third consecutive WAC Tournament appearance. The Pack welcomes seven newcomers to its 2008 team.
Miller Becomes Nevada’s All-Time Leader In Shots
With her six shots against St. Mary’s on October 5, Samantha Miller became Nevada’s all-time leader in shots with 127 passing Lauren Kinneman (2003-06) who recorded 124 career shots. Miller claimed the top spot in the record book in 71 career games while Kinneman reached the top spot in 78 career games. Miller has recorded 15 career goals for Nevada.
Miller Moves into Tie For Second All-Time In Career Points
With her goal against St. Mary’s on October 5, Samantha Miller moved into a tie with teammate Karen Zmirak for second all-time in career points (42). Her assist against UC Davis on September 28 gave Miller her 40th career point as she became just the third player in history to record at least 40 career points. She joined teammates Miranda Montejo (44 points) and Karen Zmirak (42 points) as the three players who have recorded at least 40 career points for the Pack. Miller is fourth in career goals with 15 trailing teammates Karen Zmirak (3rd, 16), Miranda Montejo (2nd, 17) and Kaula Rowe (2000-03) (1st , 18).
Nevada Coaches and Players to Hold a Free Soccer Clinic October 9
Jaime Frias, his coaching staff and players will hold a free soccer clinic for boys and girls 8th grade and under on October 9 from 6 p.m.-7p.m. at Mackay Stadium. Those players who attend the clinic will be admitted free to Nevada’s game versus Hawai`i on October 10 at 7 p.m. For more information contact Darron Pinkney at 775-682-6963.
Camper Day Versus San Jose State
Nevada camper day is Sunday, October 12 when the Wolf Pack faces San Jose State at 1 p.m. All campers who attended one of Nevada’s soccer camps this summer will receive free admission to the game by wearing their 2008 Nevada soccer camp t-shirt.
News and Notes
Sophomore goalkeeper Marie Cove made her first start of the season against St. Mary’s making four saves...Samantha Miller leads the team in point with six (two goals, two assists)...Miller and Erin Smith share the team lead in goals with two each... Miller’s goal against St. Mary’s marked Nevada’ first lead this season and also marked the first time Nevada has scored a goal in the first half this year...five of the Pack’s losses this season have been one-goal losses...defender Nikki McEachern has played every minute for the Pack this season (1046:00)...five players have recorded at least one point for the Pack this season (Samantha Miller, Karen Zmirak, Cristen Drummond, Erin Smith and Jessica Thompson)...Nevada has recorded at least one tie every year since the 2004 season...Nevada has four current players ranked in the top-10 in career points (Miranda Montejo (44), Karen Zmirak (42), Samantha Miller (42) and Jessica Thompson (31)...first-year head coach Jaime Frias is the fourth head coach in Nevada’s nine year history.
Follow The Leader
Senior Miranda Montejo is the Pack’s all-time leader in points with 44. She is also second all-time in career goals (17) and needs two goals to become Nevada’s all-time leader in goals. Seniors Samantha Miller and Karen Zmirak are tied for second all-time in career points (42). Zmirak is third in career goals (16) while Miller is fourth (15). Senior Jessica Thompson is first all-time in assists with 17. Miller has recorded 12 career assists while Montejo had recorded 10.
Assist Queen At It Again
Senior Jessica Thompson recorded her second assist of the season, and program-leading 17th assist of her career, against St. Mary’s on October 5. Thompson recorded her first assist of the season, setting up Samantha Miller at UNLV on August 29. She recorded five assists as a freshman in 2005, five as a sophomore in 2006 and five as a junior in 2007. The assist against UNLV gave Thompson 30 career points making her the sixth player in school history to record at least 30 career points.
Hunt Records Second Career Shutout
Goalkeeper Sarah Hunt recorded her second career shutout at UW-Green Bay on September 19. She posted her first career shutout in Nevada’s 0-0 (2OT) tie at San Francisco on September 5. She recorded five saves in the game game to help Nevada to the 0-0 (2OT) tie. This season, Hunt has set career-highs in both saves in a match and in a season. Hunt, who played in four games while starting two last season, ended 2007 with 10 saves. This season, she has started 10 games. She has recorded 46 saves in 10 games including a career-high seven versus Pacific and Minnesota.
Zmirak Back At It
Karen Zmirak recorded her 10th career assist on Friday against Minnesota after entering the match as a substitute in the 61st minute. Zmirak, who is second all-time in career points with 42, is two points from tying teammate Miranda Montejo for the most career points all-time.
Godwin Named A Candidate For Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award
Senior defender Patrice Godwin has been selected as one of the 30 NCAA Division I women’s soccer candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. The 30 NCAA Division I women’s soccer players were selected based on their achievements in four areas: classroom, character, community and competition. Godwin, a senior from Reseda, Calif., is a four-year starter on Nevada’s soccer team and is a team captain this season. In July of 2008, she was selected to attend the U23 Select/Amateur National Team Training Camp. She was named to the All-WAC second team in 2007. Godwin led Nevada to its first WAC Tournament Title and an NCAA Tournament berth in 2006. Godwin, an information systems major, was named to the WAC All-Academic team in 2006 and 2007. She has been a part of several volunteer activities during her time at Nevada, including volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in 2005. Godwin has also volunteered at Renown, Nevada’s Soccer Clinic and the Great Basin Youth Soccer League clinic.
Scouting The Hawai`i Rainbow Wahine
All-Time Series: Hawai`i leads the all-time series 7-2.
Last Meeting: Hawai`i posted a 3-0 win over Nevada in Honolulu, Hawaii on October 12, 2007.
A Look at Hawai`i: The Rainbow Wahine are 4-4-3 this year and did not play a match last weekend. Hawai`i is led by Ambree Ako who has recorded 12 points and Taryn Fukuroku who has recorded 10 points. Goalkeeper Kori Lu has played in all 11 games for Hawai`i and has allowed 18 goals and has a 1.57 GAA. She has recorded 39 saves and recorded one shutout. The Rainbow Wahine are coached by Pinsoom Tenzing who is in his 15th year at Hawai`i.
Scouting The San Jose State Spartans
All-Time Series: San Jose State leads the all-time series 6-2-1.
Last Meeting: San Jose State posted a 2-1 win over Nevada in San Jose, Calif. on October 14, 2007.
A Look at San Jose State: The Spartans are 2-6-3 this season and played one match last week, falling to St. Mary’s 1-0. Emmy Belding leads the team in points with six while Kaila Waitley has recorded three. Keeper Jordan Santos has played a team-high seven games for the Spartans. She has allowed 11 goals and has a 1.62 GAA. San Jose State is coached by Jeff Leightman who is in his first season.
Montejo Named To The Preseason All-WAC Team
Senior Miranda Montejo was named to the 2008 Preseason All-WAC team for the first time in her career. Montejo, a two-time All-WAC second team selection, has played in 71 career games for Nevada, making 62 starts. Montejo has recorded 17 career goals and 10 career assists. Her selection marks the ninth time a Nevada player has earned Preseason All-WAC honors.
Nevada To Host The 2008 WAC Soccer Tournament
The University of Nevada and Mackay Stadium will host the WAC Soccer Tournament for the second time in program history. The league’s top six teams from the regular season standings will qualify for the conference tournament. This fall will mark the second time Nevada has hosted the conference soccer tournament. The Pack hosted the tournament for the first time in 2006, beating Fresno State in the championship game 4-2 in penalty kicks to win its first WAC Tournament title and qualify for its first NCAA Tournament appearance. Nevada has qualified for the WAC Tournament every season since the program’s first appearance in 2005.
GBYSL Game-Day Information
Thanks to a generous donation to the Nevada soccer program, all members of the Great Basin Youth Soccer League U-14 and younger, will get in free to all of Nevada’s home matches by showing a copy of their GBYSL membership card at the gate or by wearing their uniform to the game. Due to NCAA rules, high school players who play in the GBYSL are not eligible.
Nevada will continue WAC play on the road next week at Utah State and La Tech. Nevada will play at Utah State on Friday, October 17 at 2 p.m. PT and will face La Tech in Ruston, La. on Sunday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m. PT.