LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV senior forward Daniel Moran posted the only goal of the game to give the Rebels a 1-0 shutout victory over Cal Baptist in WAC men’s soccer action Friday night from Peter Johann Memorial Field. This was the 400th win in the 45-year history for the Rebels, who are now 400-383-64 all-time.
The Rebels improved to 6-5 for the year and evened their record to 1-1 in league play, while Cal Baptist dropped to 5-4-1, and 1-1 in the WAC.
REBEL OF THE GAME: Moran, a Las Vegas native, notched his first game-winning goal of the year in the 41st minute. The winning play was set up by a Lancer foul, which awarded UNLV a free kick 30 yards away from the goal. Nico Clasen took the kick and from the right side launched the ball to the near post inside the box, where Moran connected on it with a header past the CBU goalkeeper for the score.
STAT OF THE GAME: Cal Baptist came into the night averaging over 14 shots and two goals per game, but were held scoreless while attempting only six total shots, with just one on goal.
* Moran notched his third goal of the season and is tied for second on the team in points with seven.
* Clasen recorded his WAC-leading fifth assist of the season.
* UNLV snapped a three-game losing streak with the victory.
* Friday’s win was the third shutout victory of the season for the Rebels.
NEXT FOR THE REBELS: UNLV closes out the weekend with a Sunday, Sept. 30 contest at 1 pm against CSU Bakersfield. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and staff, while all kids 17 and under are free at UNLV athletic events. Sunday’s game will be streamed live on the WAC Digital Network, available on UNLVRebels.com as well as through the Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and Android streaming devices.
NEXT FOR THE REBELS: UNLV remains in Tulsa to take on the Oral Roberts Eagles Sunday, Sept. 2 at 3 pm.
NORTHRIDGE, California (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV women’s soccer concluded its three-game road stretch with a dominant 3-1 win over CSUN in Northridge, California, Thursday night. The Rebels used three first-half goals to grab the lead, then held off the Matadors in the second half to get back in the win column after a loss and a draw last weekend in Utah. UNLV moves to 3-1-1 on the season, while CSUN falls to 1-2-1.
The Scarlet and Gray will return home to finish out the weekend, hosting Cal State Bakersfield at Peter Johann Memorial Field on Sunday, September 2 at 1 p.m.
THE TURNING POINT: UNLV took an early 1-0 lead, but the Matadors quickly tied it up in the 14th minute. The Rebels didn’t waste any time responding, with junior midfielder Katie Ballou heading in a corner kick from senior forward Amanda Galbraithin the 18th minute to take the lead right back. Ten minutes later, junior transfer Kim Olivares scored her first career goal as a Rebel on a nifty shot off a pass from junior defender Paige Almendariz, giving the Rebels the two-score lead.
REBEL OF THE GAME: Galbraith showed why she’s so important to the offense as she opened things up just after the five minute mark, finding the back of the net after fellow forward Michaela Morris fed her on the left side of the box. Twelve minutes later, Galbraith sent the textbook corner into the waiting head of Ballou for what proved to be the game-winner.
STAT OF THE GAME: After being limited to one goal in over 200 minutes of action last weekend, the Rebels scored three goals in a span of 24 minutes in the first half.
QUOTABLE: Head coach Chris Shaw:
“I’m very happy with our performance overall tonight. Three goals on the road against a tough and physical Northridge team isn’t easy. I thought the defense battled hard and I was impressed with them tonight.”
* UNLV and CSUN finished at an even 13-13 for shots on the night – the Rebels have not been out-shot in five games this year
* The road victory is the first for UNLV since September 24, 2017 – a 1-0 win at San Diego State. Prior to Saturday’s double overtime 1-1 draw at Utah Valley, the Rebels had lost five straight on the road dating back to last season
* UNLV returns home Sunday, where they are 2-0 this year and were 9-1 last season
* Thursday’s match marked the first time since 2010 the two schools had played each other. CSUN won the last matchup 1-0 in Las Vegas on Sept. 12, 2010
* The draw breaks a five-game regular season road losing streak that dates back to the end of last season
* UNLV is celebrating its 20th season in program history, with the official recognition taking place on Friday, Oct. 5 as the Rebels host Fresno State