Nevada lost to the Pacific University Tigers 2-1 in their game on Sept. 15, extending their winless streak to three for the second time this season.
The first half was relatively quiet for the Wolf Pack. The ladies were not able to garner much offensive production, only taking three shots in the half, with only one on the goal. In contrast, the Tigers had 10 shots in the first 45 minutes with three of them on goal. However, neither team got on the scoreboard and left the game tied 0-0 going into the second half.
The game picked up in the second half, but not in favor of Nevada. Pacific started the half with seven shots while holding Nevada to one. Then, at the 71:04 mark of the game, midfielder Ryanne Molenaar scored the first goal for the Tigers. The Wolf Pack could not curb Pacific’s momentum afterwards, as after about three and a half minutes, midfielder Jensen Packard scored the second goal for the away team.
Despite the roughly back to back goals, Nevada did not go down quietly. Exactly four minutes after the Packard goal, forward Emily Rich knocked in the Wolf Pack’s first and only goal of the game. It was also the last time Nevada had a shot in the game, as Pacific would once again dominate the offensive side of the ball for the rest of the game. In the end, Nevada lost 2-1.
With this loss, the women’s soccer team moved to 1-4-2 on the season so far, extending their current winless streak to three with two loses and one tie. This is the second time they have done this so far, doing so starting the year 0-2-1 before winning their fourth game of the year against Sacramento State on Sep. 4.
The program’s next game is set for Thursday, Sept. 22, where they will take on Utah State in Mackay Stadium at home.
Derek Raridon can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @NevadaSagebrush