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Nevada Soccer Opens New Era With Win

Article Written by Darron Pinkney
Published: August 21, 2012
<p>The Wolf Pack soccer team opened up Nevada&rsquo;s first athletic event as a member of the Mountain West with a 2-0 victory over Hawai`I Friday evening.<br /><br />&ldquo;I&rsquo;m proud of the way the team battled tonight and held the lead once we went ahead early,&rdquo; head Coach Dr. Melissa Price said. &ldquo;To open our first athletic event as a member of the Mountain West with a win is special.&rdquo;<br /><br />Nevada jumped ahead of Hawai`I with two goals in the first 38 minutes of the match. Junior Chelsea Fricke recorded her first goal at Nevada in the 18th minute, heading in a 40 yard set piece from Chrisalyn Fonte. Junior Kori Disarufino extended the Pack&rsquo;s lead with eight minutes to go before halftime, striking an 18 yard shot off the Rainbow Wahine&rsquo;s goal keeper into the net.<br /><br />Hawai`i had several opportunities to close the gap in the second half with three shots on goal. Nevada&rsquo;s senior goalkeeper Dana Moreno and the defensive line held firm to preserve the lead.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /><br />Nevada will hit the road for its first test away from Mackay Stadium, Sunday against Sacramento State at 1 p.m.&nbsp; Nevada won the last match during the 2011 season in overtime 2-1.&nbsp; Junior forward Kori Disarufino scored an unassisted goal in the extra period to claim the win.</p>
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