Rebels Suffer 1-0 Road Loss At San Jose State|
Oct. 13, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif. (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV was handed a second straight one-goal loss on the road, this time coming at the hands of San Jose State by a 1-0 score on Sunday afternoon in WAC men's soccer action at Spartan Stadium.
"Another tough loss on the road for us today," said UNLV head coach Rich Ryerson. "We created all the chances we needed to not only earn a tie, but to deserve a win as well. Once we get a home winning run going, we hope to turn this conference around. We have a very good soccer team, and we will show the WAC a great style of play."
The Rebels (3-8, 1-2 WAC) outshot the host Spartans (1-8-2, 1-2 WAC) in each half, 5-3 in the first and 7-4 in the second half. Shots on goal however were even at four each, and SJSU would capitalize on one of those shots in the first half. The winning score came when the Spartans' leading scorer, Rory Knibbs, received a pass from Dylan West, drove down the midfield before slotting a shot to the far post from six yards out. That goal came in the 40th minute, putting SJSU up 1-0, and the lead would hold up for the rest of the contest.
UNLV finished the game with a 12-7 edge on shots and 3-2 on corner kicks. Ryan Harding made three saves in goal for UNLV, while Emmanuel Espinosa finished with four for the Spartans to earn the shutout.
The Rebels will return home for a four-game stretch, beginning with a Friday, Oct. 19 contest against Seattle at 7 pm at Peter Johann Field.