Meeting The Badgers
Sept. 1, 2005
LAS VEGAS - The UNLV men's soccer team begins the 2005 season this weekend in Madison, Wisc., as the Rebels will play in the 2005 Wisconsin Big Toe Soccer Invitational.
UNLV will play in the second game of the first day against the host Wisconsin Badgers on Friday at 5:30 pm (PST), and will then face Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Sunday at 10:30 am (PST).
This is the second meeting between UNLV and the Badgers, Wisconsin won the first meeting 3-2 in Las Vegas on Sept. 5, 2003. The Rebels meanwhile are 2-0 all-time against Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with the last meeting coming in 1997, a 1-0 win in Albuquerque, N.M.
The Rebels, who finished last season with a 6-12 mark, are hoping to bounce back this year with a team that features 12 newcomers. Among the 10 returnees is senior all-conference midfielder Rod Dyachenko, while three-year starter Peter Clitheroe returns as the goalie.