UNLV Upsets Creighton 2-0
Sept. 12, 2003
OMAHA, Neb. - Two quick goals and a strong defensive effort lifted the UNLV men's soccer team to its first win of the season as the Rebels shutout Creighton 2-0 on Friday night in Ameritas Classic at the Creighton Soccer Field. The Rebels improved to 1-4 with the victory, while Creighton fell to 1-2-2.
UNLV wasted no time in jumping on the Bluejays, scoring just 41 seconds into the match. Sophomore midfielder Mark Stock gathered a rebound off a Rebel shot which hit the cross bar, and he banged it in the net for his first goal of the season.
The Rebels continued the scoring in the 18th minute, when senior midfielder Alex Hernandez nailed a shot into the upper left corner of the net from nearly 25 yards out. Victor Arbelaez was credited with an assist.
Of CU's 22 shots, just seven went on goal as UNLV sophomore keeper Matt Johnson made several spawling saves to maintain his shutout. Johnson even stopped a Damien Westfield penalty kick in the 88th minute.
UNLV was more efficient in their shot selection, putting 6-of-12 shots on goal in its first win of the season. CU held the edge in corner kicks, 9-4.
UNLV will take on Southwest Missouri State, who fell to Portland 2-0 in the other game of the day, at Noon on Sunday in the second day of action.