Oct. 26, 2011
RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada women’s soccer team will compete in its last two regular-season matches this weekend, taking on Fresno State on Friday at 7 p.m. and San Jose State on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Friday night will be Goals and Ghouls at Mackay Stadium, allowing any fan that dresses in a full Halloween costume to get into the match for free. Keeping with the theme, Nevada staffers will hand out candy to fans young and old.
Nevada will honor its five outgoing seniors in a ceremony before the match against the Spartans on Sunday.
“I have been fortunate to be on the coaching staff for all four years with our seniors,” head coach Dr. Melissa Price said. “They are tremendous young women and we are proud to showcase them as members of our program.”
Nevada comes into the matches at 3-14 (1-4 WAC) with a chance to qualify for the season ending WAC Tournament with strong play on its final regular-season weekend. The Wolf Pack needs at least three points in its last two matches as well as some help from other conference opponents to qualify for the WAC Tournament.
The Pack played only once last weekend, falling to Idaho 2-1 in Moscow on Sunday. Danielle Green scored her first goal of 2011 in the loss, drilling a free kick from distance into the back of the net.
Fresno State will play arguably its most important matches this weekend leading into the conference tournament. The Bulldogs are in a three-way tie for second with Hawai'i and San Jose State, and sit at 9-4-4 (3-1-1 WAC).
San Jose State well under .500 overall (5-10-1), but has played well within the WAC (3-1-1). Offensively, the Spartans are led by Kelsey Lord, who is at the top of each major category. She ranks first on the team in goals (6), assists (4) and points (16).
Nevada Soccer 2011 Senior Class
Annabelle Allen – Over the past four years Allen has been one of the most consistent members of the Nevada lineup. With her 78th career start against Fresno State on Friday night, the Littleton, Colorado native will become Nevada’s all-time leader, passing Samantha Miller. Allen will be sorely missed on the pitch at Mackay.
Jenna Riddle – Transferring to Nevada from Arizona two seasons ago, the Las Vegas native has made a significant impact on the Wolf Pack in 2011. Starting 10 matches and making 50 saves, she has posted a 2.13 goals against average in her final season in the Silver and Blue.
Ellie Stott – Coming to Nevada from East Gosford, Australia and Erina High School, Stott has made 67 career appearances and 50 starts. Sunday she will look for a repeat performance of last year’s senior night contest, when Stott scored twice to propel Nevada to a 2-1 win over Hawai’i on this very field. She boasts career numbers of eight goals and one assist for 17 points.
Joanne Terranova – Another local product, she joined the Pack in 2008 after earning four Varsity letters at McQueen High School just up the road in Reno. Making a total of 40 appearances, with three starts in four seasons, Terranova has supplied recent Nevada teams with a consistent spark off the bench. An academic all-WAC selection, Joanne’s commitment to the Nevada Soccer program has put her in a class by herself.
Sarah Voss – A local product, Voss attended Spanish Springs High School in Sparks and joined the Wolf Pack family in 2008. She has made 63 appearances and started 43 matches over the past four seasons, tallying eight career points. Voss had a standout season in 2009, appearing in 22 matches with 19 starts and scoring three goals.