Oct. 8, 2004
LAS VEGAS - UNLV head coach Barry Barto became the 22nd coach in NCAA Division I history to win 300 career games as the Rebels held off Denver 1-0 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's soccer action on Friday night from Peter Johann Memorial Field. Barto, in his 23rd season at UNLV and 29th season overall, saw his coaching career record move to 300-204-43 with the victory. It was the first conference win of the year for UNLV, breaking a six-game slide as the Rebels moved to 2-7 overall and 1-2 in the league. Denver fell to 5-3-1 and 2-1 in the MPSF.
Denver held a sizable shot advantage in both halfs (10-5 in the first, 13-4 in the second), but both teams had several scoring chances that they could not capitalize on. With just over three minutes left to play, the Rebels earned a corner kick, and while the ball was cleared out of the box, it was fed back inside to junior midfielder Rod Dyachenko on the right side. Dyachenko fought through three defenders, and chipped a shot that glanced off Denver goalie Justin Durst to the left corner of the goal for the Rebel score at 86:42.
Durst finished with four saves in goal for the Pioneers, while Peter Clitheroe posted five saves to earn his second shutout of the season.
The Rebels will remain at home to host MPSF rival Air Force on Sunday at Noon at Peter Johann Memorial Field.