AUSTIN, Texas – Playing day one of a tournament hosted by the University of Texas, the Nevada soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision to Stephen F. Austin Friday evening.
"I thought we did a tremendous job dealing with the adversity of a lightning delay. We came out ready to play after about a 90 minute delay. From a mentality perspective I am proud of the team," head coach Dr. Melissa Price said. "We will keep working on converting our chances in the final third and I'm confident we will improve in this area as we move forward."
The Wolf Pack (0-2-1) came out firing during the opening of the game, getting three shots off in the first 10 minutes. Junior Daisha Jones-Oglesby provided the early scoring chance and forced the Lumberjacks (2-1-0) goalkeeper Morgan Glick to make a stop before two minutes had passed.
SFA’s first shot of the contest, which came 12 minutes into the start of the match, led to the game’s first goal. Hanna Barker notched her second tally of the season after dribbling around two Nevada defenders at the top of the box and letting a shot go to the bottom right of the net.
After the slow start offensively for the Lumberjacks, they posted five more shots in between their first and second goal. Stephen F. Austin’s second score of the match came with 16:32 remaining in the opening half. Nevada goalkeeper Devyn Bryar made the initial save on SFA’s Rachel Owens, but the rebound came out to Megan Dunnigan who provided the finish to put her team ahead 2-0.
With 9:19 showing on the clock in the first half, the game went into over an hour long weather delay. After play resumed, neither team found the score sheet and the Lumberjacks took a 2-0 lead into halftime.
Stephen F. Austin wasted no time in registering its third tally of the match, scoring 49 seconds into the second of the second half. Dunnigan headed in her second goal of the game off of a free kick from teammate Zuri Prince.
The Wolf Pack was outshot in the game by a 15-8 margin, but the eight shots the team put up is a season-high total. Senior Madison Lorenzen managed a chance to get the Pack on the board in the final minute of play, putting a shot on goal but was halted by Glick.
Nevada remains in Austin to face the University of Texas on Sunday afternoon beginning at noon. The match against the Longhorns can be seen on the Longhorn Network.