Sept. 25, 2005
RENO, Nev. - Washington State soccer dropped its final non-conference road match Sunday as the Cougars fell 3-0 to Nevada at Mackay Stadium.
"We just didn't do ourselves justice in terms of our own performance today," said WSU Head Coach Matt Potter. "The reality is these things will happen at times and it's our job to not let them continue in ourselves and each other. And credit certainly goes to Nevada. They were obviously very passionate about the game and got what they deserved out of it which was the win."
The two teams played through 36 scoreless minutes before Nevada's Randee Robinson headed in a Jessica Thompson corner kick at the 36:48 mark. The Wolf Pack added to their lead in the 65th minute with an unassisted goal from Miranda Montejo. Robinson recorded her second goal of the game at the 74:01 mark as Nevada cemented its lead 3-0. Annie Baxter picked up an assist on the score.
Nevada out shot the Cougars 15-to-5 placing nine shots on goal. Wolf Pack keeper Megan Tarpenning was tested once while WSU keeper Katie Hultin made six stops in the contest.
"We had a great game on Friday and we've proven we can compete with the best teams," Potter said. "Our job now is to go home, work hard and put it back together for next week."
The Cougars return to Lower Soccer Field for their final non-conference matches hosting San Francisco Friday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. and Montana Sunday, Oct. 30 at Noon.