Oct. 30, 2013
RENO, Nev. -
The University of Nevada soccer team (5-9-4, 3-5-1 MW) will close out the regular season with a "Governor's Series, presented by NV Energy" contest at UNLV (9-8-2, 4-5 MW) Friday night at Peter Johann Field. Kick-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. The Rebels currently own a 3-0 lead in the "Governor's Series".
"This game is important to us for two reasons," head coach Dr. Melissa Price said. "We are going to do our part to get some Governor's Series points for the University of Nevada, and then also put ourselves in the position to have the highest seed that we possibly can in the upcoming Mountain West tournament. It has been nice having the rivalry within our conference now, so we get to play them every year. We look forward to playing against them and it's a nice competitive rivalry game to wrap up the season."
UNLV leads the overall series with Nevada 1-6-1. The two teams tied 0-0 in double overtime at Mackay Stadium during the 2012 season. The Rebels are led by senior forward Jenn Wolfe with five goals on the year. UNLV is currently on a two-match win streak, defeating Air Force 3-1 last Friday, before defeating Wyoming 3-2 on the road last Sunday. The Wolf Pack last defeated the Rebels 3-0 at home during the 2007 season.
"We've been working on a lot of concepts throughout the year and we have seen improvement in some of our larger tactical team ideas late in the season," said coach Price. "I'd like to see us really sharpen those ideas up Friday night, but then also leading up to next week's games in the tournament. Those will be keys to our success."
All matches are available to watch online for free through the Mountain West Network via http://www.themw.com/#!/watch-live.