Nov. 10, 2017
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -
UNLV played No. 23 Seattle to a 0-0 double-overtime tie on Friday night, but it would be the Redhawks who advanced to Sunday's WAC Men's Soccer championship game after topping the Rebels 4-2 in a penalty kick shootout. The game officially ended as a tie, which also ends the Rebels' season at 11-9-1. SU meanwhile improved to 13-3-4, and will take on fourth-seed San Jose State on Sunday at 1 pm at Peter Johann Memorial Field.
THE TURNING POINT: The biggest factor in the victory for Seattle was its ability to play defense despite playing over 60 minutes shorthanded following the loss of a player to a red card after picking up two yellow cards during the contest. Despite the man up situation, UNLV was unable to take advantage, allowing SU to survive until the shootout.
REBEL OF THE GAME: UNLV goalkeeper Enrique Adame notched his third shutout of the season, stopping several SU scoring opportunities while collecting three saves on the night as well.
* UNLV is now 1-2 all-time in WAC Tournament play in PK shootouts.
* Both teams made their first two attempts in the shootout. UNLV's third and fifth attempts were saved however, while SU was perfect on its four attempts. Senior goalkeeper Daniel Diaz was in the goal for UNLV during the shootout.
* Friday was the final game of the season for the Rebel senior class, including standout Danny Musovski, one of the top players in school history who ranks in the top five in the nation in several offensive categories this season.