The senior forward posted the top scoring performance in the nation in Sunday’s victory with four goals and nine points.
Sept. 25, 2017
UNLV’s Danny Musovski made his first home game of his senior year one for the history books, as he turned in the best single game offensive performance in the nation this season in leading the Rebels to a 5-1 rout of Oral Roberts. That was good enough to earn him WAC Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honors, the league office announced on Monday morning. This is the fourth conference Player of the Week award for Musovski in his career, marking yet one more school record he set thanks to the win over the Golden Eagles.
Musovski, who missed four games in the middle of September, scored a hat trick in the first half against ORU on the way to a school-record tying four goals on Sunday. That marked the first hat trick at UNLV since Aug. 31, 2014 by Sal Bernal at Bradley, while the four goals was the most since Doug Borgel had four against UC Irvine on Oct. 20, 1989. Musovski also tied the WAC mark with his four goals, while it’s the best single game goal performance in the NCAA this season thus far.
The Las Vegas native added an assist on the team’s fifth and final goal of the day, giving him a program-record tying five points, matching Borgel from the same UC Irvine contest. His nine points also set a new WAC record, and is the top NCAA point performance in 2017 as well.
In Musovski’s four full games that he has played in, the Rebels have scored a total of eight goals, and he either scored or assisted on seven of those eight goals. The scoring outbust on Sunday has Musovski moving up the career scoring lists, as he now ranks fifth at UNLV with 93 points and sixth in carer goals with 37, which also ties him atop the WAC career scoring chart.
NEXT FOR THE REBELS: The Rebels have just one game this week as they open WAC play on Thursday at 7 pm against Houston Baptist at Johann Field. The first 100 fans will also receive a free UNLV beanie. The UNLV Soccer Foundation will hold a free tailgate party before the game, with free food, drinks and music. Admission is free to all ticketed fans.
Single game ticket prices this season are $8 for adults, $6 for faculty/staff and seniors, or a special internet price of $5 is available for all tickets bought online at UNLVTickets.com, good up to three hours before game time. Kids 12 and under are always free at UNLV men’s soccer contests.