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Nevada Soccer Travels to Texas Tech

Article Written by Darron Pinkney
Published: August 30, 2012

The Nevada soccer team will begin a five-game road trip, starting with a pair of matches in Texas against two Big-12 opponents. The Wolf Pack (1-2-1, 0-0 MW) and Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-1-1, 0-0 Big 12) will square off Friday at the John Walker Soccer Complex 5 p.m. PT in Lubbock, Texas. The meeting will be a first for both programs.

Sunday Nevada will face TCU at the Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer stadium in Fort Worth, Texas at 11 a.m. PT. This will mark the second time the schools have met. The Horned Frogs won the previous meeting in overtime during the 2000 season 2-1at Mackay Stadium.


-Week Two-

Friday, August 24- Nevada 1, Cal Poly 1 (OT)

Cal Poly struck first, as Mustangs forward Kacey Held touched in a cross from a corner kick to lead Nevada 1-0. Chrisalyn Fonte added her second goal on the year with a chip shot past the keeper in the 78th minute to tie the game 1-1. Both teams had several opportunities to score in each overtime period. Neither could capitalize, as the game ended 1-1.

Sunday, August 26- UC Davis 2, Nevada 1 (OT)

Playing in its consecutive overtime match, Nevada went down early to UC Davis 1-0 on a goal by Aggies forward Kiele Argente. Sophomore Chrisalyn Fonte responded with her third goal of the season, heading in a cross from Madison Lorenzen to tie the game at 1-1. The game went into overtime where UC Davis came up big in the final minute, claiming the win on a 45-yard set piece goal by Ana Marija Solo.

-Week One-

Friday, August 17- Nevada 2, Hawai`i 0

The Wolf Pack soccer team opened up Nevada's first athletic event as a member of the Mountain West with a 2-0 victory over Hawai`i. Junior Chelsea Fricke recorded her first goal at Nevada in the 18th minute. Junior Kori Disarufino extended the Pack's lead with eight minutes to go before halftime, striking an 18 yard shot off the Rainbow Wahine's goal keeper into the net.

Sunday, August 19- Sacramento State 2, Nevada 1

Nevada fell in its first road test at Sacramento State 2-1. After a scoreless first half, the Hornets went up 1-0 early in the opening minutes of the second half. Nevada responded by a goal by sophomore Chrisalyn Fonte in the 66th minute. Sacramento State won the match late  on a goal by Elece McBride.

Team Notes

-Two of Nevada's four matches this season have gone into an extra period. Nevada is 4-5-4 under Dr. Price in overtime matches.

-Sophomore Madison Lorenzen has dished out an assist on three of Nevada's four goals this season.

-Nevada's shutout of Hawai`i broke a 15-match streak for the program. The Pack's last shutout came in a 1-0 win at Utah on Aug. 28, 2011.

-Nevada's Chelsea Fricke started off the season with a bang after missing the majority of last season with an injury. The junior recorded her first goal at Nevada in the Pack's 2-1 win over Hawai`i.

-With 14 letter winners returning, seven of which are starters, the Wolf Pack will look to make an immediate impact in its first year in the Mountain West.

-In 2011 Nevada was 3-16 overall, with a 1-6 conference mark in its last year as a member of the Western Athletic Conference. The Wolf Pack went 2-7 at home, 1-8 on the road and 0-1 at neutral sites, finishing in eighth place.

-Kori Disarufino and Chrisalyn Fonte, who led team in scoring with three and two goals respectively will be leaned on to provide offensive production. Disarufino and Fonte also led the team in shots attempted with 35 and 23.

-Dr. Melissa "Missy" Price enters her third year as head coach and fifth overall at Nevada.

-Defensively, the Pack will look to an experienced group of returners that is comprised of juniors and seniors.

-Nevada's toughest non-conference contest this season will come September 23rd against Pac-12 foe California. The game will be played at Mackay Stadium.

-Senior Dana Moreno will lead a corps of goalkeepers, playing in 13 games last year where she snagged 45 saves.

-Junior defender Chelsea Fricke returns to action for Nevada after missing the majority of the last season due to injury in which she used a medical redshirt. The Dallas native will look to bolster the Pack's defensive line.

-Senior Lauren Braman started every game for the third straight year last season, bringing her career total to 60. Braman not only started every game but also played every available minute in Nevada's schedule (1,749).

-The 2012 season will mark the second consecutive year Nevada has had double digit newcomers wear Silver and Blue for the first time with 11 on board this year. Last season Nevada had 13.

-Junior Danielle Green started all of Nevada's games (19) for the second consecutive year last season.

-Kori Disarufino was one of Nevada's most consistent offensive threats in her second season last year.  The junior scored three goals to tie for the team lead, playing in all 19 matches with 14 starts. She totaled 35 shots with 24 on target to lead Nevada in both categories.

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