MOSCOW, Idaho - Miranda Montejo scored the game-winning goal for Nevada as the Pack recorded a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Idaho Friday afternoon. With the win, Nevada improved to 6-8-1, 2-3 in the WAC while Idaho fell to 4-10-1 and 0-3-1 in the conference.
Nevada's first good look of the game came from Samantha Miller's shot in the 11th minute. Patrice Godwin played Miller in behind Idaho's defense down the right side. Miller went far-post with her shot but Vandal keeper Anna Sandman made a diving save to keep the Pack off the board.
Just over 10 minutes later, Jill Erickson's header from Jessica Thompson's cross was saved by Sandman. In the 30th minute Karen Zmirak hit a shot from the left side that hit off the crossbar and the right post but was cleared out by Idaho.
Five minutes before half, the Pack had another opportunity off a Thompson corner kick. Thompson served the corner kick back post where Montejo played the ball back across the face of the goal. Off Montejo's pass, Randee Robinson's shot went off the crossbar. Kenishia Warren collected the rebound but her point-blank shot went high.
The Pack's best look of the game came in the 52nd minute. From the midfield Montejo played Zmirak in behind the Idaho defense. The Idaho keeper came out to try to defend Zmirak but she was able to touch the ball around the keeper and take it endline. Zmirak's cross found Warren on the back post but Nevada was unable to finish its chance.
Idaho took a 1-0 lead in the 58th minute as Jennifer Hull took the ball down the left side and beat a pair of defenders to give the Vandals the lead.
Nevada tied the game in the 66th minute as Robinson scored her first goal of the season. Off Thompson's corner kick to the near post, Robinson collected the loose ball and hit a close-range shot that beat Sandman.
Nevada took the lead in the 84th minute on a penalty kick by Montejo. Nevada was awarded the penalty kick after Zmriak was taken down in the box.
The Pack outshot the Vandals 18-11 in the match including an 8-7 advantage in shots on goal. Zmirak took a game-high five shots for Nevada.
Nevada will face Boise State at Noon PT on Sunday in Boise.