Rebels Roll Colorado 4-2
Sept. 6, 2010
DENVER (UNLVRebels.com) - For the third time this season in five games the UNLV women's soccer team posted at least four goals in a game, as the Rebels took down Colorado 4-2 in the consolation game of the Denver Invitational on Monday morning. The win moved UNLV to 4-1 on the year, tying for the best start in school history, while the Buffaloes dropped to 2-2 for the season.
After being held scoreless in the first half on Saturday, the Rebels came out firing on Monday, knocking in a pair of goals for a 2-1 halftime lead. Colorado actually posted the day's first goal though, as Kim Lowry sent a pass to Kassidy Fitzpatrick for a shot from inside the box. The shot was blocked, but Alex Dohm came up with the ball and scored from five yards out for a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute.
UNLV answered the score with a goal by Colette Jepson in the 18th minute, off an assist from Amanda Forrester. The Rebels then took the lead for good on Macy Jo Harrison's first career goal as a Rebel, coming off a blast from 30 yards out in the 31st minute.
Jepson added to the lead in the 68th minute. Following a scramble for the ball after a corner kick, Katherine Orellana came up with the ball and gave a short pass to Jepson, who sent it into the back of the net to put the Rebels up 3-1. UNLV sealed the game in the 84th minute when LaChere Anglin converted a penalty kick for a 4-1 edge. Colorado closed the final margin to 4-2 after Taryn Vitacca scored on a penalty kick in the 88th minute.
Kylie Wassell posted seven saves in goal for UNLV while allowing two scores. UNLV was outshot 22-14, but did hold a 10-9 edge on shots on goal. Harrison and Ashleigh Shoughro were named to the all-tournament team, while Jepson was named UNLV's MVP of the tournament.
The Rebels will return to action this weekend as they will host the UNLV Nike Classic on Friday and Sunday at Peter Johann Memorial Field. UNLV will take on Oregon on Friday at 7 pm, and close out against Long Beach State on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 pm.