Golden Goal From Freshman Lifts Rebels
Sep 6, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV moved its win streak to three games thanks to a golden goal from freshman Jordan Magnin at the end of the first overtime, giving the Rebels a 1-0 win at Sacramento State in women's college soccer action Friday night from Hornet Field.
The Rebels moved to 4-1 on the year with the win, and claimed their second shutout as well with the road victory. UNLV peppered Sac State goalkeeper repeatedly during the afternoon, as eight of the Rebels' 13 shots were on goal. Kimberly Mata would come up with the save on the first seven of those shots, but the eight would result in the game-winner for UNLV. Magnin scored the game-winner off an assist from sophomore Susie Bernal, who sent in a cross that was placed to the far post for the game-winner, the second in three games for Magnin. Bernal meanwhile posted her Mountain West leading fifth assist of the season. The goal came in the 100th minute, with just 29 seconds left in the first overtime.
"I thought it was a fair result today," said UNLV head coach Michael Coll. "Sacramento State is a good team, and they were tough to break down in their home opener, while their goalkeeper made a string of impressive saves. Though the game went into overtime, our players kept pushing the tempo to go for the win. With an impressive counter attack, we were able to cap off another good performance on the road."
UNLV would finish the day with a 13-11 edge on shots, though Rebel goalkeeper Kylie Wassell was forced to make only two saves to earn the shutout. The Rebels also held a 9-3 advantage in corner kicks.
The Rebels will return to action on Sunday with a road contest at Northern Arizona, with a 5 pm start time in Flagstaff.