Sept. 8, 2006
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State's Kiersten Dallstream scored the first goal of her collegiate career Friday as the Cougars dropped a 2-1 decision to Nevada at Lower Soccer Field.
Dallstream notched the lone Cougar tally at the 76:09 mark as WSU struggled against a two-goal deficit. Dallstream ran onto a ball slipped behind the defense by fellow freshman Carly Dobratz and beat the Wolf Pack keeper far post, bringing the score to 2-1.
Washington State continued to battle as the second half wound down creating five corner kick opportunities in the last 13 minutes of play, but could not find the back of the net.
"Every game presents a different challenge and we didn't rise to the occasion today," head coach Matt Potter said. "Credit to Nevada for the way they performed in the first half and ultimately, the game. I thought we went about the second half in more positive manner, but it amounted to too little, too late."
Nevada broke in to the scoring column in the 14th minute as Miranda Montejo sent a chip shot over the head of Cougar keeper Amber Wittmers from 18 yards out. The Wolf Pack scored again at the 28:26 mark as Samantha Miller broke free to beat Wittmers one-on-one. Jessica Thompson assisted on the goal.
Washington State tallied 11 shots with Nevada firing off 13. Dobratz and Dallstream each contributed four to pace the Cougar attack. Wittmers made her first start in the Cougar net recording five saves in the contest. Keeper Caitlin Holmes made three stops for Nevada.
The Cougars continue their home schedule taking on Sacramento State Sunday, Sept. 10 at noon