Oct. 30, 2013
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -
Riding a three-game win streak, the longest since 2008, the UNLV men's soccer team hope to keep the momentum going as it takes to the road for the final three games of the season. First up will be a Friday contest at Air Force on Friday afternoon (4 pm PT) and at Grand Canyon on Sunday at 3 pm (PT). Both games are key for the Rebels, as they are chasing Seattle and Bakersfield in the standings but could make up some ground with a pair of wins.
The Last Meeting
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November 8, 2012
First Half Sinks Rebels
UNLV controlled the action for the majority of the night, but CSU Bakersfield would take advantage of a late foul to score a golden goal in double-overtime and hand the Rebels a 1-0 Senior Night loss on Friday at Peter Johann Memorial Field.
The Air Force game will have both Gametracker and live video on the Mountain West Network, while live stats and live video will also be available for the Grand Canyon contest, with links to all available at UNLVRebels.com.UNLV at Air Force (Friday, 4 pm (PT)Live Video - Mountain West Network (UNLVRebels.com)
Live Stats - Gametracker
UNLV at Grand Canyon (Sunday, 3 pm (PT)
Live Video - golopes.com
Live Stats - golopes.com
UNLV Weekly Release
All About The Rebels
Three players have paced the offense this year and all three ranks in the top six in the Western Athletic Conference in scoring. Sophomore midfielder Rodrigo Fuentes leads the Rebels in both points (15) and goals (six), and ranks third in the league in both, while junior Las Vegas native Salvador Bernal, an all-region pick in 2012 is tied for firth with 12 points (four goals). Senior forward Joaquin Rivas is having the best year of his career, and is ranked fourth in the WAC with 14 points, and tied fifth with five goals.
In goal is junior Ryan Harding, who is seeing action for the first time since 2011 after undergoing successful chemotherapy treatments, and he currently leads the league in GAA at 1.08.
Scouting Air Force
A year after winning the MPSF Tournament, the Falcons have not found that same winning success in 2013, as Air Force comes into the weekend with a 1-9-4 mark. The biggest problem has been on offense, as the team has scored just 11 goals through 14 games. Defense has been a strength as of late, as the team has recorded three straight 1-1 overtime ties, all on the road.
Zachary Modly paces the team with eight points off three goals and two assists, while Ryan Ward also has three goals. Jake Schnek has played the majority of time in the net and has a 1.77 GAA this year.
Scouting Grand Canyon
The Antelopes have struggled in their transition year to Division 1, with only one win in the past 12 games, a 3-0 victory at Houston Baptist. Following that win on Oct. 18, Grand Canyon has last its last three by a 8-1 margin, though all three were on the road. In its only two home games this year, GCU lost both by a 2-1 margin (Houston Baptist, Kansas City).
Two players have scored four goals each this year for the team, Alberto Sanchez Garcia and Kyle Ciliento. In goal for the Lopes is Joshua Zehring, who owns a 1.88 GAA wtih 46 saves this season.
Next Time Out
The Rebels will close out the regular season with a Saturday night contest at Bakersfield on Nov. 9 at 7 pm.