BAKERSFIELD, California (UNLVRebels.com) – A missed penalty kick ended up being the difference Friday as UNLV men’s soccer was handed a tough 1-0 loss at CSU Bakersfield after allowing the game-winner in the final seven minutes of the contest.
In a game where UNLV had the shot advantage for the majority of the contest and the advantage in total possession as well, the Rebels had a great opportunity for a lead in the 40th minute after a player was knocked down inside the box, resulting in a penalty kick in the 40th minute. Nico Clasen took the attempt and sent a hard low shot to the right corner. CSUB’s Detre Bell guessed correctly on his save attempt however, knocking the shot away to keep the game scoreless.
CSUB scored the game’s lone goal in the 84th minute for a 1-0 advantage. UNLV’s best chance to tie game in the 87th minute when Bryan Martinez-Serrano flicked a shot over the goalie but the ball hit the bottom of the crossbar and bounced back just before the goaline.
UNLV returns to action Sunday with a 1 pm contest at Cal Baptist in Riverside.