Green Bay Classic Awaits
UNLV looks to pick up a pair of wins in the Green Bay Classic this weekend.
UNLV looks to pick up a pair of wins in the Green Bay Classic this weekend.

Sept. 16, 2010


UNLV weekly soccer notes

The UNLV men’s soccer team (2-2) remains on the road for a second straight weekend as it will compete in the Green Bay Soccer Classic on Friday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 19. The Rebels will open up play by taking on the host Wisconsin-Green Bay squad on Friday at 5 pm, and close out against the Robert Morris Colonials on Sunday in a 10 am contest.

In addition to a live stats feed from the tournament games, UWGB is also providing a live video feed of both games on its website for a small fee.

This is the first time UNLV and the Phoenix have played in the sport of men’s soccer. It will be the second meeting between UNLV and RMU, as the Rebels posted a 7-2 victory over the Colonials last season in Las Vegas.


Players To Watch

The Rebels are paced by its two starting forwards, senior Stephen Sifuentes and sophomore Nick Marshall, both of whom are tied for second in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation with six points off two goals and two assists. Freshman and Las Vegas native Joaquin Rivas is also tied for the team lead in goals with two, which includes a golden goal in the Rebels’ 2-1 overtime win at Stanford on Sept. 10. Also with four points is sophomore Robert Garcia, with one goal and two assists through four games.

In goal for UNLV this season is junior Simon Cook, who is posting a 1.47 GAA with 10 saves.



Scouting Wisconsin-Green Bay

The Phoenix come into the weekend at 2-2, with wins over DePaul and Oral Roberts, and losses to Oregon State and Missouri State.

The UWGB offense has been very balanced thus far, as all six goals this year have come from six different players. Sophomore Ryan Wehking is the goalkeeper, and he has a 1.25 GAA with 10 saves this year.


Scouting Robert Morris

The Colonials are 0-4 on the season, and have been held to just three total goals thus far. In its most recent action, RMU dropped a 3-2 decision to Buffalo on Sept. 12.

The team is paced by senior midfielder Neil Shaffer, who has scored all three goals for the Colonials, and has six of the squad’s seven points in 2010. In goal is sophomore goalkeeper Toba Bolaji, who is posting a 1.97 GAA with 18 saves.

Success Against The Pac-10

Thanks to a golden goal from freshman Joaquin Rivas, the Rebels posted a win over a team from the Pac-10 conference for the first time since the 1994 season, knocking off Stanford 2-1 in overtime in Palo Alto.

The last win over a Pac-10 squad was 1-0 over California on Sept. 25, 1994. Since that victory, UNLV had lost its next 16 games against teams from the Pac-10 before the win over the Cardinal.

Next Time Out

UNLV returns home to host the UNLV Rebel Classic on Sept. 24 and 26 at Peter Johann Memorial Field. The Rebels will face Mount St. Mary’s on Friday, Sept. 24 at 7 pm, before closing out against UC Irvine on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 1 pm.


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