Rebels Blanked In Denver
Oct. 7, 2005
LAS VEGAS - The Denver Pioneers scored twice in the second half and held UNLV without a shot over the final 45 minutes to claim a 2-0 victory in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's soccer action on Friday afternoon. In the conference opener for both teams, UNLV fell to 2-8 overall with its sixth-straight loss, while Denver improved to 5-3-1.
DU held a 7-2 edge on shots in the first half, but could not find the back of the net, as Rebel goalkeeper Peter Clitheroe came up with two saves. The Pioneers got on the scoreboard in the 59th minute, when Ben Mendozza scored his third goal of the year by heading in Liam Girard's corner kick for a 1-0 lead for the home team. Denver then tallied its second goal with just 18 seconds to play, a score by Greg Fiddick at 89:42.
Clitheroe finished with two saves and two goals allowed in 90 minutes of action, while DU goalie Matt Bredehoft was not forced to make any saves while posting the shutout. UNLV's two shots came from Rod Dyachenko and Chris Wessel.
The Rebels remain in Colorado as they will face Air Force on Sunday in Colorado Springs at 10 am.