Shorthanded Rebels Fall At Air Force
Oct. 25, 2009
LAS VEGAS - Playing down a man for the final 60 minutes of the contest, UNLV (6-5-3, 0-3-1) almost pulled out a tie outcome on the road but Air Force (7-5-1, 2-2) scored the game-winner in the 86th minute to claim a 2-1 victory in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's soccer action on Sunday afternoon from Cadet Soccer Stadium.
In the 30th minute, UNLV's Nick Marshall was issued a red card after a handball in the box follwing a corner kick resulted in a blocked shot, forcing UNLV to go shorthanded for the rest of the game. The red card also resulted in a penalty kick for the Falcons, and Kevin Rosser would convert the shot for a 1-0 lead.
The score remained 1-0 until the 71st minute when the Rebels tied up the game on a score by Zach Kupfer. He received a pass from Nicholas DeLeon and placed a shot in the back of the net for his fifth goal of the year. Air Force turned up the pressure though, getting off five shots over the next 15 minutes before connecting on a shot from Jared Gomez that deflected off a defender before going into the goal. Rosser also assisted on the score.
Thanks to its extra man advantage, Air Force held a 20-10 edge on shots for the game. Roland Swanson made one save in goal for UNLV, while Mike Mauro was credited with our saves.
UNLV will return to action on Friday, Oct. 30, when it goes on the road to take on San Jose State in a 7 pm contest.