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Nevada soccer wins tough battle against the San Jose State Spartans

Nevada at San Jose State (Nevada Athletics)
Nevada at San Jose State (Nevada Athletics)

After losing a defensive heavy battle against the Fresno State Bulldogs, the Nevada Wolf Pack soccer team pulled out a huge 2-1 victory against the San Jose State Spartans. Their first win against the Spartans since 2014.

The first half of the match didn’t see much offense, but had tons of action on the floor. The Pack had 12 fouls in the first half alone. The Spartans had half the fouls with six. There was also a yellow card issued to the Spartans’ junior Isabella Shallou-Enes. The Spartans finished the half with four shots compared to the Pack’s three.

The second half would see tons of action from both sides. A total of four yellow cards were called during the half. Two against each team. For the Spartans, senior’s Karlee Pottorff and Jada Wilson would receive the cards, while for the Pack, senior Kendal Stovall and junior Brooklyn Blake would both receive yellow cards. Blake would help the Pack in a big way, scoring the first goal of the game.

After a foul was called on the Spartans, Blake would score the first goal of the game on a penalty kick. This goal being the second of the season for the junior. Five minutes later, freshman Emily Rich would give the Pack another goal after an assist by junior Gabby Brown. This goal would be Rich’s fourth of the season. The Spartans would score less than a minute later, but wouldn’t be able to come back as the Pack came out on top 2-1.

In total, there were 10 plus fouls for both teams in this game. The Pack finished the match with 14 fouls, while the Spartans finished in 17. Nevada would finish the game leading in shots with 16. Freshmen Trinity Sandridge and Emily Rich led the team with four each. Stovall would finish the game with one save and one goal allowed.

The Nevada soccer team will have one more conference game against the UNLV Rebels on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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