Rebels Fall 1-0 At Cal Poly
Aug. 27, 2011
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (UNLVRebels.com) - A late goal by the host Cal Poly Mustangs gave them a 1-0 victory over UNLV in men's college soccer action on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Though Cal Poly held a 16-3 edge on shots, UNLV was able to keep the game scoreless for the majority of the night, partly thanks to the play of sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Harding, who finished the night with five saves. Ian Clark would post the game-winner for the Mustangs, as he took a pass from George Malki and tapped in a shot to the right side of the goal in the 75th minute.
UNLV actually held a 5-4 edge on corner kicks on the night, while shots on goal were 6-1 in favor of Cal Poly. Freshman Salvador Bernal had the one shot on goal for UNLV, coming early in the game. Cal Poly goalkeeper Patrick McLain made the stop on that shot for his only save of the night, and he also earned a shutout for the 1-0 win.
The Rebels will stay on the road for their next two games, coming at Cal State Northridge on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 pm and against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 4:30 pm in the Northridge Labor Day Classic.