Seattle Flies Past Rebels 2-0|
Oct. 24, 2010
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV men's soccer team allowed two second-half goals to a shorthanded Seattle squad in a 2-0 loss to the Redhawks on Sunday afternoon in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action from Peter Johann Memorial Field. UNLV dropped to 5-9-1 overall, 2-4-1 in the conference with the loss, while Seattle improved to 4-8-3, and 2-4-1 in the league.
The contest started out slow, with the Rebels taking nine shots in the first half to five for the Redhawks, and the game would go into halftime tied at 0-0. In the 60th minute, Seattle's Sean Morris was red-carded after a hard foul, leaving the Redhawks down a man, but that only seemed to spark the team. Seattle picked up its attack over the final 30 minutes, taking 11 shots total for the half and came up with a goal just over three minutes after the red card. Following a UNLV foul, Kevin Cook took the free kick for SU, and sent a long hard shot to the far post for the score and a 1-0 lead.
UNLV had its chances to tie the score, and hit the post several times but could not get a shot past Seattle goalkeeper Jake Feener, who made six saves. SU then went up 2-0 in the 75th minute when Kyle Peterman found himself alone at the top of the box and sent a hard shot to the far right post for a goal.
The Rebels finished with a 20-16 edge on shots, and 7-5 on corner kicks. Simon Cook played the first 68 minutes for UNLV in goal and made one saves, while Ryan Harding played the final 22 minutes, and also posted one save.
UNLV returns to action on Friday with a road contest at San Jose State, starting at 7 pm.