Rebels Earn Tie In Home Opener
Sept. 1, 2006
LAS VEGAS - Sophomore forward Nicholas Paterson scored his second goal of the season in the 78th minute to help the UNLV men's soccer team rally for a 2-2 double-overtime tie with Temple in the second game of the UNLV adidas Invitational on Friday night at Peter Johann Memorial Field. In the first game of the day, an early goal by Denver held up for a 1-0 win over Oregon State.
The Rebels (0-2-1) scored the first goal of the game in their home opener, as senior Martin Kenny headed in a cross from Paterson for a 1-0 advantage in the 11th minute. Temple (1-0-1) would tie the score six minutes later, when James Suevo's free kick was deflected into the goal by Mike Minai in the 17th minute.
The tie was broken in the 51st minute, when a Rebel defender attempted to clear the ball out of the box, but Matt Maher tracked it down for the Owls at the top of the box. He then slotted a shot to the top right corner for a 2-1 Temple edge. UNLV would bounce back however, and knotted the score at 2-2 when Ben Haugland sailed a cross from the right side to Paterson's feet, and Paterson blasted the ball to the far right post for the score. With the goal and assist, Paterson now has a point in the first three games of the year for UNLV.
Brett Hafeman made eight saves in goal for UNLV, including two diving saves in the final 10 minutes of the second half. Bryant Hosler played in net for Temple, and posted six saves. Temple held a 16-12 edge on shots, and 6-4 on corner kicks.
In the first game, Denver's Collin Audley blasted a shot from 18 yards out that deflected off a Beaver player into the goal in the 8th minute, and that goal would hold up for the win, despite Oregon State holding a 10-4 edge on shots.
UNLV will now play Oregon State on Sunday at 2:30 pm on the second day of the Invitational, while Denver and Temple play in the first game at Noon.