Nevada women’s soccer is now 3-5-2 in conference play after defeating San Jose State University 2-1 on Oct. 24.
It was an uneventful first half for both teams, as no goals were made. Nevada only had three shots on goal and SJSU had four. SJSU’s junior forward Isabella Shallou-Enes of got a yellow card and was subbed out. She was not put back in for the rest of the game.
The Wolf Pack offense stepped up their game in the second period. Freshman forward Emily Rich had two shots on goal early in the half. At 65:39, senior defender Jada Wilson had a foul inside the penalty box. This gave Nevada the opportunity to score off of a penalty kick which is exactly what they did. Junior midfielder Brooklyn Blake took the shot and made the score 1-0. Four minutes went by and Rich was able to find her way to the goal. With an assist by junior forward Gabby Brown, Rich made the score 2-0. After multiple substitutions, SJSU finally found the group of girls to get around Nevada’s defense. Junior midfielder Juliane Laurent scored for SJSU at 72:28, making the score 2-1.
Both teams got rough after the goals. Two Nevada players, senior goalie Kendal Stovall and Blake, were given yellow cards. This was both of their first times getting a yellow card this season. Two SJSU players, senior defender Karlee Pottorff and Wilson, also were given yellow cards. This is Pottorff’s third yellow card of the season and Wilsons first.
The final game for Nevada soccer will be Oct. 28 at home against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at 6:30 p.m.
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