Oct. 1, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (UNLVRebels.com) - New Mexico's Michael Green scored a golden goal with 23 seconds left in overtime to help the Lobos hold off UNLV by a 2-1 score on Friday night in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's soccer opener for both teams from the UNM Soccer Complex.
The Lobos (4-2-2) got out to a quick 1-0 lead, as Patrick Pacheco outraced the Rebel (3-6) defenders on the right side before scoring on a shot to the far post in the 16th minute. That was the only goal of the first half, while the Lobos held a 8-4 edge on shots for the first 45 minutes of the game.
UNLV's Stephen Sifuentes would tie the score in the 74th minute with an unassisted goal as he placed a shot to the top right corner of the goal. Each team had five shots each in the second half, but in the overtime period it was UNLV on the attack, taking three shots over the first nine minutes. It was the fourth shot of the extra time that was the difference however, as Green gathered in a pass from Michael Reed and scored the game-winner in the 100th minute.
New Mexico held a 14-12 edge on shots for the night, and 7-4 on corner kicks. Simon Cook made four saves in the net for UNLV, while Victor Rodriguez was credited with four as well.
The Rebels will return to action on Friday, Oct. 8, when they host Air Force at 7 pm at Peter Johann Memorial Field.