Rebels Drop 3-0 Match To Lobos
Nov. 5, 2011
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV men's soccer team stayed within reach of the No. 1 ranked New Mexico for the first 59 minutes, but a red card on the Rebels led to a 2-0 deficit and a man down for the rest of the match, helping UNM post a 3-0 victory in the regular season finale for both teams in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's soccer match on Saturday night from the UNM Soccer Complex. UNLV's season ended at 3-14, 2-8 in the conference, while UNM improved to 16-0-2, 10-0 in league play.
The game was scoreless for the first 40 minutes, until the Lobos broke through with a score off a penalty kick goal by Lance Rozeboom at the 40.55 mark, putting UNM up 1-0. The Lobos took that lead into halftime, as both teams finished with six shots each for the opening 45 minutes. The Rebels stayed within a goal until the events of the 60th minute, as one player was yellow carded and another was red carded, leading to UNLV playing the rest of the game shorthanded by one. UNM was also awarded a penalty kick, and this one was converted by Michael Green, putting the Lobos up 2-0. The lead stretched to 3-0 in the 81st minute off a goal by Lawrence Robledo off a rebound of a blocked shot.
UNM finished with a 17-9 edge on shots, and 9-4 on shots on goal. New Mexico also had the advantage on corner kicks, 5-2. Victor Rodriguez posted four saves to earn the shutout for the Lobos, while Ryan Harding made five for the Rebels.