Rally Falls Short For Rebels
 
Amanda Forrester posted her second goal of the season in UNLV's loss on Saturday.
Amanda Forrester posted her second goal of the season in UNLV's loss on Saturday.
 
 
 

Sept. 4, 2010

Box Score

DENVER (UNLVRebels.com) - Drake (3-0) scored two first-half goals and held off a rally by UNLV (3-1) to hand the Rebels their first loss of the season. 2-1 on Saturday afternoon in the first game of the Denver Invitational.

UNLV fell behind less then 10 minutes into the game when the Rebels were called for a foul in the box, leading to a penalty kick, which Megan Fisher converted for a 1-0 Drake lead at the 8:58 mark. Right before the end of the half the lead increased to two when Fisher sent a free kick to Paige Dusek, who sent in a shot over Rebel goalkeeper Kylie Wassell and into the goal to for a 2-0 edge.

The Rebels got on the scoreboard in the 79th minute when senior Amanda Forrester notched her second goal of the year on a shot from the top of the box, closing UNLV within 2-1. But despite a 13-1 edge on shots in the second half, UNLV could not find the tying score on the way to its first loss of the season.

UNLV finished with a 24-5 edge on shots, and 9-2 on shots on goal. The Rebels also held a 13-4 advantage on corner kicks.

The Rebels will return to action on Monday, taking on Colorado in the consolation game of the Denver Invitational at 9 am.

 

 

 
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