Rebels Nab First Win Against Aztecs Since 2008
UNLV picks up first Mountain West victory of 2017 and first win outright win over San Diego State since 2008.
Sept. 24, 2017
While one steak ended in San Diego, another one continued. UNLV has not lost two games in a row in almost two years – a span of 44 games dating back to the end of September in 2015.
THE TURNING POINT: The first half was another defensive battle between the Rebels and Aztecs as it has been as of late. The Rebels came out firing in the second half, putting pressure on the Aztec defense. In the 52nd minute, that pressure paid off as the ball ended up inside the box and eventually in the goal as the SDSU defense tried to clear it, but bounced it off its own defender into the net.
REBEL OF THE GAME: Keeper Jordan Sallee returned to the starting lineup after sitting out Friday’s match with an injury. The senior returned to make six saves en route to registering her second shutout of the season. It was her ninth win of the season.
NEXT FOR THE REBELS: UNLV returns home for a four-game homestand, beginning with its conference opener Friday night against Colorado College at 7 p.m. before wrapping up the weekend against Air Force at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon.