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Rebels Drop 2-1 Road Contest At Fresno State

FRESNO, California (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV came up short in its final road game of the season Sunday afternoon, as the Rebels dropped a 2-1 contest in Mountain West women’s soccer action at Fresno State on the Bulldogs’ Senior Day.

The Bulldogs held a 1-0 halftime lead thanks to a score in the 35th minute. The game went into halftime still at a 1-0 score, before the Rebels tied up the score in the 53rd minute thanks to Malika Markham, as she headed in a ball in the box off a long free kick from Katie Ballou. Unfortunately for the Rebels the game didn’t stay tied for long as Fresno State came back three minutes later for a score in the 56th minute for what would be the game-winning goal.

UNLV was outshot 17-8 for the game, and 7-4 on shots on goal, though did hold a 9-7 edge on corner kicks.

QUOTE: “We got off to a slow start in the first half and dug ourselves a hole. We were much better the second half but unfortunately it’s tough to win games when you only show up for 45 minutes.” – UNLV head coach Chris Shaw

NEXT UP: The Rebels will begin a four-game homestand to end the regular season with a doubleheader Friday night with the Rebel men’s team. The day’s first game will be the UNLV men against Seattle at 5 pm, followed by the UNLV women against Wyoming at 7:30 pm. A free tailgate party with free food and drinks and live music will be open to all with ticketed admission.

Golden Gonzalez Lifts Rebels Past UIW 1-0

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (UNLVRebels.com) – Junior forward Marco Gonzalez scored the golden goal in the 94th minute to give UNLV 1 -0 road victory at Incarnate Word Sunday afternoon in WAC men’s soccer action. With the win, the Rebels pushed their unbeaten streak to three games and now stand at 2-3-1, and are seventh in the standings with seven points.

UIW actually had a 17-7 edge on total shots in the game, but only four of those 17 were on goal, while three of the Rebels’ seven came on frame. The winning score was setup thanks to steal in the midfield by the Rebels, who then served up a long pass to the left side to Gonzalez. The Las Vegas native made a move past his defender into the box and curved a shot to the right post for the score to end the game.

NEXT UP: The Rebels are back home for their final two home games, starting with a home double-header with the UNLV women’s team Friday. The Rebels will host Seattle at 5 pm, while the UNLV women will play Wyoming at 7:30 pm. There will be a free tailgate with free food and drinks available for all with ticketed admission to the games.

Rebels On The Road Sunday In Texas

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV men’s soccer looks to keep the momentum of last week going as it brings a two-game unbeaten streak into Sunday’s WAC road contest at Incarnate Word at 11 am (PT). The UIW Cardinals meanwhile are playing at home for just the fourth time this season and are 1-4 in league play.

There will be no live video stream of the game but it will have live stats available on UNLVRebels.com.

Rebels Claim 1-1 Double-OT Road Draw At San Jose State

SAN JOSE, California (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV bounced back from a slow start to score a tying goal in the second half on the road for a 1-1 road draw at San Jose State Thursday night in Mountain West women’s soccer action from the Spartan Soccer Complex.

SJSU took five of the first six shots of the game and notched the game’s first goal in the 8th minute for an early 1-0 lead. UNLV started to pick it up offensively, and would tie the game in the second half thanks to a score by Malika Markham in the 55th minute. Katie Ballou was credited with an assist on the score as well.

The game would go into overtime and in the first extra period the Spartans held a 5-1 edge on shots, while it was 4-1 in favor of UNLV in the second overtime period. That included a sequence in front of the SJSU goal in the final minutes where UNLV appeared to have a great chance on goal but a Spartans defender knocked the ball away to preserve the tie.

Rebels On The Road In California For Two

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV women’s soccer will play its final two road games of the regular season this weekend, as it travels to California to face San Jose State Thursday night (7 pm) before closing out with a Sunday 12 pm match at Fresno State.

The Rebels are looking to keep their momentum going after Sunday’s win over then-first place Colorado College. The 2-0 victory over the Tigers also marked UNLV’s first shutout in league play this season.

Both games this weekend will have a live video stream available through UNLVRebels.com.

Rebels Knock Off First Place Colorado College 2-0

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV scored a pair of second-half goals while goalkeeper Emberly Sevilla recorded a shutout despite facing 15 total shots as the Rebels claimed a 2-0 upset victory over first place Colorado College Sunday afternoon in Mountain West women’s soccer action from Johann Memorial Field.

The Tigers attempted nine shouts on the Rebel goal in the first half but Sevilla and the UNLV defense came up strong to keep it a scoreless game after 45 minutes. UNLV got on the board in the second half thanks to its lone corner kick of the game, as Malika Markham’s kick was headed in by Jadyn Nogues for a score and a 1-0 lead in the 60th minute. The Rebels sealed the win in the 87th minute when Lourdes Bosch dribbled past and threw several Tiger defenders before scoring from outside the box to the top right corner, putting UNLV ahead 2-0.

UNLV won despite having been outshot 15-11, and Colorado College holding a 10-1 edge on corner kicks. Sevilla finished with four saves to earn the clean sheet in goal.

NEXT UP: The Rebels will have their final road trip of the season, starting with Thursday’s contest at San Jose State, starting at 7 pm.

Mehlich Carries Rebels Past Spartans 2-1

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV senior midfielder Timo Mehlich scored two goals in a 10-minute span late in the second half to rally the Rebels past San Jose State 2-1 Sunday afternoon from Peter Johann Memorial Field. The Rebels earned four points on the weekend thanks to Friday’s tie over first-place Seattle and now stand 1-3-1 in league play, while the Spartans dropped to 2-2-1 in the WAC.

SJSU took a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute as the Rebel offense was slow to start coming out of the kickoff. UNLV started to pick it as the game went on though, and came up with a tying score in the 72nd minute on Mehlich’s drive into the box and shot from 12 yards out. Marco Gonzalez assisted on the score. The game-winner came in the 81st minute when James Drye lofted a high ball from the defensive backline. Mehlich outraced the defenders for the ball, and then dribbled past the goalkeeper who came out to challenge before scoring on the empty net for the game-winner.

NEXT UP: The Rebels will have just one game next weekend, a road contest at Incarnate Word on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 11 am (PT).

Rebels Earn Draw With First-Place Seattle

RIVERSIDE, California (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV’s Bailey Letherman converted a penalty kick in the final minutes of the second half to tie the game and help the Rebels earn a 2-2 draw against first-place Seattle in a thrilling WAC men’s soccer contest Friday night from Johann Memorial Field.

UNLV scored first on a rocket of a shot from senior Timo Mehlich in the first half, before Seattle tied the game a few minutes later at 1-1. In the second half the Redhawks jumped ahead 2-1 and looked set for the win late until a Rebel was knocked down inside the box, earning a penalty kick attempt. Letherman sent his shot to the left side for the score. Both teams had strong changes in the overtime period but the game would end in the 2-2 tie.

Lukas Betz was strong in goal again for the Rebels, facing 11 total shots and coming up with nine saves on the night.

NEXT UP: The Rebels are back in actionSunday against San Jose State at 10:30 am at Johann Memorial Field. That’s part of a doubleheader with the UNLV women’s team, who will be playing Colorado College at 1 pm.

Another Overtime Heartbreaker

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV finished with the overall shot advantage for the third straight game, but Air Force took the only two shots of the overtime period, including the game-winner in the 97th minute that sent the Rebels to a 2-1 loss Friday night in Mountain West women’s soccer action from Peter Johann Memorial Field.

Air Force pushed the ball early in the game and was rewarded with a goal in the 22nd minute to go up 1-0. UNLV would tie the game though in the 42nd minute after a deflected ball off a corner kick came to Lourdes Bosch, and she placed it in the back of the net to tie the game at 1-1 in the 42nd minute.

No goal was scored in the second half, sending the Rebels to overtime for the second straight game on their home field. And for the second straight time they would come up short wen a defensive misplay led to the Falcons’ score in the 97th minute that ended the contest.

UNLV finished with a 16-15 overall edge on shots, though the Falcons had eight shots on goal to seven for the Rebels. UNLV also had six corner kicks to three for the visitors.

NEXT UP: UNLV hosts Colorado College Sunday at 1 pm, following the Rebel men’s game against San Jose State at 10:30 am. Sunday is the annual Kick Cancer game for UNLV, and the first 200 fans will receive a free UNLV pink towel.

Rebels Host Air Force, Tigers On A Doubleheader Weekend

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV women’s soccer is back home for a pair of home games this weekend, Friday against Air Force at 5 pm and Sunday against Colorado College, both at Peter Johann Memorial Field. Friday’s game will also have a free tailgate party with free food and drinks starting at 5 pm, thanks to the UNLV Soccer Foundation.

Both Friday and Sunday contests are part of doubleheaders featuring both the UNLV women’s and men’s squads. There is a special ticket package of $20 that will also give fans admission to Friday’s doubleheader as well as Saturday’s Las Vegas Lights game vs Reno 1868. The package must be bought by Thursday night at lightsfc.com/unlvsoccer.

There will be giveaways for both UNLV games this weekend as well, as the first 200 fans on Friday night will receive a free UNLV camo drink koozie, while on Sunday, which is also Kick Cancer Day for the Rebels, the first 200 fans will receive a free UNLV pink cooling towel.

Both games will have a live video stream on YouTube, with the links available on UNLVRebels.com.