Rebels Fall In Overtime
Sept. 23, 2012
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (UNLVRebels.com) - Issac Ikyurav scored his second goal of the game midway through the first overtime to rally Sacramento State past UNLV 3-2 in men's college soccer action on Sunday afternoon at Hornet Field. Despite holding a 20-8 edge on shots in the contest, the Rebels would drop to 2-7-1 on the season, while Sac State improved to 3-4-1.
Ikyurav also notched the day's first goal on a breakaway in the 22nd minute. UNLV would tie up the game in the 38th minute on a penalty kick by sophomore Julian Portugal, his third such goal in as many games.
UNLV then took its first lead of the game in the 59th minute. Sophomore Salvador Bernal beat his man down the far side before unleashing a shot to the top far post for a goal, putting the Rebels ahead 2-1. However, it took less then a minute for Sac State to tie the game at 2-2 on a penalty kick of its own, this one coming from Gabe Silveira in the 60th minute.
The Rebels outshot the Hornets 9-2 in the first half, 10-3 in the second half, but could not come up with a third goal, sending the game into extra time. In the overtime period it was the Hornets that came out firing, taking three shots in the first five minutes, more then they had in the first half alone. The third of those shots would also end the game, as Ikyurav back-tapped in a shot off passes from Chris Sandoval and Max Alvarez in the 95th minute for the golden goal.
UNLV will play the final game of three straight on the road on Saturday, Sept. 29, in what will also be the team's MPSF opener, a 7 pm contest at Cal State Bakersfield.