Upset Attempt Falls Short
Oct. 21, 2011
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The UNLV men's soccer team took a first half lead, but Gyasi Zardes scored twice in the second half to lead 22nd-ranked CSU Bakersfield to a 2-1 victory over the Rebels in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action on Friday night at Main Soccer Field.
UNLV (2-11, 1-5 MPSF) scored the only goal of the first half thanks to Robert Garcia's second goal of the season. Rory Emslie started the play as on a counter attack he sent a cross over the Garcia, and the junior scored from the right side of the box in the 40th minute for a 1-0 edge.
CSUB (9-1-4, 5-1 MPSF) tied the game in the 54th minute off Zardes first goal. Ernesto Hinojosa was credited with an assist on the score. Zardes then posted the winning score in the 75th minute off passes from Hinojosa and Jesus Sanchez. The goals were Zardes' 15th and 16th of the season.
The Roadrunners finished with a 19-9 edge on shots, and 10-3 on shots on goal. Corner kicks were also in favor of the hosts by a 7-5 margin. Ryan Harding finished the night with six saves in goal for the Rebels, while Eric Shannon made two for CSUB.
UNLV will remain on the road for its next game, a Sunday afternoon contest at Seattle with a 1 pm start.