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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.

Home Conference Weekend For Rebels

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV men’s soccer is back home for a pair of home games this weekend, Friday against Seattle at 7:30 pm and Sunday against San Jose State at 10:30 am, 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 during the UNLV women’s game against Air Force, 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 be available to watch through the WAC Digital Network, which will have live links on UNLVRebels.com and can also be watched through the Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and Android streaming devices.

Rebels Shut Out At Cal Baptist

RIVERSIDE, California (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV’s offense fell flat in the second half as the Rebels were handed a 4-0 loss at Cal Baptist Sunday afternoon in WAC men’s soccer action. 

The Lancers held a 1-0 lead at the half though UNLV attempted five of the opening half’s nine total shots. It was a different story in the second half as the Rebels finished with just three total shots. Cal Baptist meanwhile attempted eight and scored on three of them, all in a seven-minute span, to turn a one-goal game into a 4-0 contest.

NEXT UP: The Rebels will play a pair of games at home next weekend starting with a with a Friday night contest against Seattle at 7:30 pm. That’s part of a double-header with the UNLV women’s team who will host Air Force at 5 pm. Both teams will also play at double-header on Sunday, Oct. 13, with the UNLV men playing at 10:30 am against San Jose State and the UNLV women hosting Colorado College at 1 pm.

There is a special ticket promotion for Friday’s doubleheader, as for $20, fans can get tickets to both UNLV games along with a ticket to Saturday’s Las Vegas Lights contest vs Reno1868 at 7:30 pm.  There will be a tailgate party Friday with free food, drinks and live music that is open to all with ticketed admission. To access the weekend deal fans can go to lightsfc.com/unlvsoccer. 

Rebels Come Up Short On The Road

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (UNLVRebels.com) – For the second straight game UNLV finished with more shots then its opponent but fell short on the scoreboard as the Rebels suffered a 3-2 loss at New Mexico in Mountain West women’s soccer action Sunday afternoon.

UNM took an early lead 1-0 in the 10th minute, before the Rebels tied it after Katie Ballou converted a penalty kick in the 14th minute. Back-to-back goals from the Lobos in the 22nd and 27th minutes put the hosts back ahead 3-1 though. Jadyn Nogues brought UNLV back within a goal in the 56th minute when she headed in a corner kick to make it a 3-2 contest, but that was also the last goal of the game.

UNLV ended the afternoon with a 20-13 edge on total shots, and 8-7 on shots on goal, while corner kicks were also 12-3 in favor of the visiting Rebels.

QUOTE – “Unfortunately it’s two games in a row where we have out-shot the opposition and have significantly more corners but came out on the wrong side of the result. We had some issues early in the first half but then settled down and created numerous opportunities that we just couldn’t finish. However the team has been upbeat and we are confident that we have turned the corner.” – UNLV head coach Chris Shaw

NEXT UP: The Rebels will host six of their final eight games at home, beginning with next weekend with a Friday night contest against Air Force at 5 pm. That’s part of a double-header with the UNLV men’s team who will host Seattle at 7:30 pm. Both teams will also play at double-header on Sunday, Oct. 13, with the UNLV men playing at 10:30 am and the UNLV women hosting Colorado College.

There is a special ticket promotion for Friday’s doubleheader, as for $20, fans can get tickets to both UNLV games along with a ticket to Saturday’s Las Vegas Lights contest vs Reno1868 at 7:30 pm.  There will be a tailgate party Friday with free food, drinks and live music that is open to all with ticketed admission. To access the weekend deal fans can go to lightsfc.com/unlvsoccer. 

Late Goal Sinks Rebels At CSU Bakersfield

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.