Record Setting Shoughro
Aug. 27, 2010
LAS VEGAS - Senior forward Ashleigh Shoughro set a new UNLV record on Friday night by scoring four goals to lift the Rebels (2-0) to a 5-2 victory over Albany (0-1) on Friday night in the second game of the Las Vegas Invitational from Peter Johann Memorial Field. It was the home-opener for UNLV, while in the day's first game, Portland State topped Louisiana-Monroe 3-2 in double-overtime. UNLV will play ULM on Sunday at 1 pm to close out the two-day tournament. Portland State and Albany will meet in the first game at 10:30 am.
Shoughro's scoring performance broke the previous UNLV record of three goals in a game, set three times before by Annii Magliulo (twice) and Anita Pedford. The five goals scored by the Rebels was also the most since a 5-1 win over Nevada, Reno on Aug. 29, 2008.
The night's first goal belonged to Albany though, when Shayla Bergeron tracked down a loose ball inside the box and shot past Rebel goalie Kylie Wassell for a score from six yards out in the 4th minute. Shoughro quickly answered back when she took a through ball from Macy Jo Harrison and shot to the far right post for her first goal of the season in the 5th minute.
The Harrison-to-Shoughro connection paid off again near the end of the half, as Shoughro finished a cross from the endline by Harrison in the 39th minute, making the score 2-1 in favor of UNLV. She struck again in the 60th minute, banking in a shot off the crossbar and over the goalline for her first career hat trick. Brittney Flores assisted on the score.
Colette Jepson got in on the score when she took a shot from close range that was blocked by Breanna Maggio, but Jepson would recover the rebound and blasted in the ball from 10 yards out to put the Rebels up 4-1. Shoughro then closed out the scoring for the home team after placing a shot to the far right post from six yards out in the 83rd minute. Jepson would be credited with an assist on the score. Albany scored a late goal in the 89th minute to close within 5-2 thanks to a shot from Chrissy Klepper.
UNLV held a 25-9 edge on shots for the game, including 12-6 on shots on goal. Wassell posted four saves in goal for UNLV, while Maggio finished with six saves and five goals allowed.