August 30, 2013

Eagles Fall To Nevada In Relocated Match

Eastern was outshot 24-6, while Nevada put 10 shots on goal to the Eagles' two

In a match that was relocated due to unhealthy air quality, the Eastern Washington women's soccer team was upended by Nevada, 2-0, Friday at Sacramento State's Hornet Field in Sacramento, Calif.

The Eagles fall to 0-3 on the year while Nevada improves to 1-1 with the victory.

The match was originally scheduled to take place in Reno, Nev., but had to be relocated to Sacramento as a result of poor air quality in the area.

Junior Haley Stading threatened early as her shot was blocked midway through the fifth minute, resulting in Eastern's first corner kick of the match. Nevada responded by earning a pair of corner kicks before forcing junior Nathalie Schwery to make her first save of the match in the 11th minute. EWU earned its second corner kick two minutes later but were again denied.

Stading put a shot on goal in the 16th minute but Nevada's goalkeeper was up to the task, keeping the game tied at 0-0, before junior Kayla Sutter's shot in the 17th minute went just wide. The Wolfpack began to assert themselves at that point, firing off nine shots and two corner kicks over the next 25 minutes before finally converting in the 45th minute, breaking the scoreless deadlock seconds before halftime.

Eastern looked poised to tie it early in the second half as Stading forced Nevada's keeper to make another save in the 61st minute. She would get another shot off in the 69th minute, but was just off the mark. The Wolfpack put the game away in the 83rd minute as Chrisalyn Fonte slotted home a cross from the left wing to give Nevada  2-0 lead.

Junior Jessica Wallace saw her shot go wide in the 84th minute as EWU was unable to make a late charge.

Eastern was outshot 24-6, and Nevada put 10 shots on goal to the Eagles' two. Schwery recorded eight saves in goal for the Eagles as she falls to 0-3 on the year.

The Eagles return to the pitch this Sunday for a road match at in-state rival Washington State. The action is set to begin at 1 p.m.

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