Gabby Brown

Photo courtesy of Nevada Athletics. Junior forward Gabby Brown (19) scored her first goal of the year in Nevada’s win over UTEP.

True freshman Trinity Sandridge has made quite an impression this season. Her skills are on full display during the early portion of the 2021 campaign.

Sandridge scored the game-winning goal with 75:15 remaining on the clock to secure Nevada’s first win of the season over UTEP on Thursday, Aug. 26. She finished with three shot attempts with a goal scored and one assist.

She followed it up with her second goal of the season in a 3-2 loss to New Mexico State Sunday, Aug. 29. Sandridge’s offensive presence is steering Nevada’s hopeful season.

Following a tough 1-0 defeat to Pacific on Aug. 20, the Wolf Pack bounced back in a big way and are now 1-2 this season, matching their win total from last season. The Wolf Pack had a game-best 13 total shots to UTEP’s seven. Senior goalkeeper Kendal Stovall tallied one save in the win.

UTEP scored the first goal of the game 10 minutes into the first half off the foot of junior Vic Bohdan. Nevada’s defense held strong for the remainder of the half and trailed 1-0. Junior forward Gabby Brown recorded her first goal of the year, knotting the contest 1-1 20 minutes into the second half. The Tigard, Ore. native tallied 12 career points heading into this season.

Just 12 minutes after Brown tied the contest, Sandridge’s goal off an assist from senior midfielder Hannah Souza pushed the Pack to victory. Coming off an impressive win, Nevada is slated to have its first home opener against New Mexico State after relocating their original home opener due to smoke conditions.

After finishing 1-7-2 last season, Nevada is looking to improve amongst the Mountain West Conference standings through 16 regular season matches. Blossoming young talent like Sandridge can help pave the way to a successful 2021 campaign.

Isaiah Burrows can be reached at iburrows@sagebrush.unr.edu or on Twitter @IsaiahBurrows_