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Home Opener Weekend For Rebels

UNLV will play nine home games this season.

Sept. 4, 2013


The UNLV men's soccer team will hold its home opener this weekend when it hosts the UNLV Nike Invitational on Friday and Sunday. After dropping a pair of road games to begin the season, UNLV is looking to get into the win column but that task will not be easy, as the first opponent, Bradley, is regionally ranked and also receiving top 25 votes. Georgia State, the second opponent, is 0-2 but has lost both its games by a 1-0 score.

Friday’s game will also be streamed live by the Mountain West Network, which is available on for free, thanks to the student-run UNLV TV production.

UNLV vs. Bradley (Friday, 7 pm)
Live video - Watch UNLV-Bradley LIVE (Mountain West Network)
Live stats - Gametracker

UNLV vs. Georgia State (Sunday, 1 pm)
Live video - None
Live stats - Gametracker

UNLV Weekly Soccer Release

All About The Rebels
The top returning player for the Rebels this year is be junior Las Vegas native Salvador Bernal, the top returning scorer from any team in the conference, and an all-region pick in 2012. Joining him is preseason All-WAC midfielder Julian Portugal, while senior Joe Vitale starts out the season at the Rebels’ goalkeeper.

Scouting Bradley
The Braves have started out the year with a pair of home wins, 1-0 over both New Hampshire and UMass, and come into the weekend ranked fourth in the Midwest Region. Wojciech Wojcik has both a goal and an assist to lead the team this year, while Brian Billings has made nine saves and not allowed a goal in 180 minutes of action.

Scouting Georgia State
The Panthers began the season with 1-0 losses against Liberty and at Kentucky, despite outshooting their opponents by a 22-16 margin. CJ Cochran is the starting goalkeeper for Georgia State, and has posted six saves while allowing only two goals. William Mellors-Blair was a freshman all-conference selection for the team a year ago, and has taken a team-high six shots in 2013.

Next Time Out
The Rebels will be off until Sunday, Sept. 15, when they host Gonzaga at 1 pm at Peter Johann Field.



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