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Rebels Host Falcons, Pioneers This Weekend

Jose Mendoza and the Rebels hope for a home field advantage this weekend.

Jose Mendoza and the Rebels hope for a home field advantage this weekend.

Oct. 24, 2012

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -

UNLV men's soccer weekly release

The UNLV men's soccer team looks to bounce back from a tough weekend on the road as it returns home for its final three games of the season, beginning with a pair of contests this weekend at Peter Johann Memorial Field.

First up is a Friday, 7 pm match with Air Force, with the game also serving as Breast Cancer Awareness night at UNLV. The Rebels will wear special pink jerseys for the game, while all fans wearing pink to the game will receive $1 admission. Friday is also Rebel Kids Club night, with bounce houses set up an hour before the game for the younger fans, and it will be the Scarlet and Gray contest for the UNLV athletic teams as well. Sunday will see UNLV host Denver at 1 pm, and all fans that attend the game in Halloween costumes will receive 2-for-1 admission. The game against Denver will be webcast on UNLVRebels.com, thanks to the student-run UNLV TV production.

All About The Rebels
UNLV (5-11-1) stands at 3-4 in league play, and is holding onto the sixth and final playoff spot with three games left in the regular season. The Rebels are paced by sophomore forward Salvador Bernal, tied fourth in the MPSF in points (17) and goals (six), while forward Nick Marshall has 13 points and five goals this season.

Scouting Air Force
The Falcons (8-6-2, 5-1-1) currently lead the Mountain Division of the MPSF, thanks to two upset wins over New Mexico this season. It's been a balanced attack for Air Force, with 10 players all having scored at least one goal this year.

Scouting Denver
The Pioneers (8-4-3, 3-3-1) have climbed into a tie for fourth in the MPSF after winning three of their past four games, though all four were at home. It's been a different story on the road, where the team is winless in four attempts (0-3-1). Josh Wren is the top scorer in 2012 with 16 points off six goals and four assists.

Next Time Out
UNLV will close out the regular season with a Senior Night contest against CSU Bakersfield on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 pm.

The Last Meeting
Air Force4
UNLV0
October 14, 2011
Las Vegas
Rebels Grounded By The Falcons
Four different Air Force (7-4-1, 1-2-1 MPSF) players scored to give the Falcons a 4-0 win over UNLV (2-9, 1-3 MPSF) in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's soccer action on Friday afternoon at Peter Johann Field.

The Last Meeting
Denver5  
UNLV42 OT
October 16, 2011
Las Vegas
High Scoring Contest Ends In OT Heartbreaker
After trailing 2-0 at halftime, UNLV (2-10, 1-4 MPSF) scored four second-half goals, only to see Denver (4-6-3, 2-2-1 MPSF) rally to escape with a 5-4 double-overtime victory in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's soccer action on Sunday afternoon at Peter Johann Field.


 

 

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