Las Vegas native finishes with two goals and assist, Joe Vitale with the win in goal as Rebels top Houston Baptist, move into third place.
UNLV plays at home for the first time this season on Friday against Cal State Northridge (weekly men's soccer notes).
UNLV falls at Cal State Fullerton 2-1 in double overtime.
Rebels Drop 2-1 Contest At No. 18 St. Mary's
(2011 - Sophomore): Made three starts on the season while playing in all 17 games ... Posted one assist on the year.
(2010 - Freshman): Started nine games in his first season in a Rebel jersey, and appeared in all 19 games ... Scored two goals on the year and added one assist for five points ... Notched the game-winner on a golden goal in UNLV's 2-1 upset win at Stanford (Sept. 10).
High School: Led Las Vegas High to two straight championships (2008 and 2009) ... Named the Las Vegas Review-Journal Player of the Year after scoring 34 goals and 18 assists his senior season ... Also selected as both the Northeast League and the Gatorade Player of the Year ... Named to the All-Southern Nevada, All-Sunrise Region and All-Northeast first teams.
Club: Played for the Las Vegas Premier along with classmate Shane Panther ... Team was ranked No. 1 in the state and 29th in the nation in the summer of 2010 ... Helped the team to two state cup titles in three years.
Personal: Joaquin Antonio Rivas ... Born on April 26, 1992, in Santa Ana, El Salvador ... Son of Joaquin and Marina Rivas ... Has two brothers, Samuel (29) and Nery (27) ... Undecided on a major.
RIVAS' Career Statistcs Year G-GS Shots Goals Assists Points 2010 19-9 33 2 1 5 2011 17-3 17 0 1 1 2012 19-10 29 2 0 4 Totals 55-32 79 4 2 10