Nevada Soccer drops Mountain West opener at Utah State

RENO, Nev. (Nevada Athletics) — Nevada Women’s Soccer lost to Utah State 1-0 in their Mountain West season opener at Mackay Stadium on Thursday.

The Aggies fired 21 shots, with the Utah State defense holding the Pack to just four. Fifth-year goaltender Kendal Stovall tied a season-high seven saves.

The Utah State offense attacked in the first 18 seconds, getting a shot on the frame that was saved by Stovall.

Stovall had three more saves in the first 35 minutes, with the Nevada defense preventing any more Utah State offensive chances in the final 10 minutes of the first half to keep the score at zero.

After a Nevada corner with less than 20 minutes left, Utah State gave the go-ahead.

Nicole Hadlock scored an assist from Tenzi Knowles that put the Aggies into a 1-0 lead.

Nevada had a shot in the 84th minute, but it moved to the right and Utah State completed the shutout by not allowing another shot for the final six minutes.

Nevada kicks off a three-game road streak in Mountain West on Sunday, taking on Boise State at 12 p.m. PST.

Post-game notes

  • Senior defenseman Alexis Friesen got her first start of the season.
  • Senior midfielder Luz Arreaga played a season-high 78 minutes on Thursday.
  • Fifth-year goaltender Kendal Stovall tied a season-high seven saves.

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