Brown's goal in extra time gives Nevada first conference win of season

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RENO, Nev. – In an epic Mountain West showdown that went for nearly 105 minutes, Nevada (2-7, 1-1 MW) topped Utah State (6-4, 1-1 MW) 1-0 in double overtime thanks to freshman Gabby Brown’s game-winner. With the long assist from fellow freshman Lizzy Hairston, Brown weaved through three defenders and drilled the game-winner in the top-right corner to win the game.

Sophomore goalkeeper Kendal Stovall was lights out, as she recorded 10 saves and her fourth career shutout. The 10 stops were the second-most this season and in her career, and her first shutout of 2019.

The Wolf Pack and the Aggies each recorded 24 shots on the afternoon, the most by Nevada this season.

After the Aggies outshot Nevada in the first half 11-8, the Pack came alive offensively in the second as it put up 13 shots compared to the Aggies’ eight. Nevada recorded three shots combined in both overtime periods.

Even though Utah State had possession for 65% of the match, Nevada made the most of its opportunities by putting up the most shots in a match since 2016 against Boise State when it launched 27. The Pack also earned four corner kicks while only committing six fouls.

Prior to the game-winner, Nevada’s best opportunity to score came in the first half when Brown crossed the ball over to Mady Hairston, who with an open net, put a little too much under the ball and sent it over the crossbar. Brown’s game-winner was made possible thanks to Nevada’s great defense in front of the goal, and Lizzy Hairston’s steal and boot down to Brown left the Aggies on the heels while Brown was able to put it into the net.

Nevada’s homestand has come to an end, as it will travel to face Mountain West opponents New Mexico and San Diego State. Both matches will be available to be live streamed on the Mountain West Network.