Rebels Ride Jensen Past Waves
Sept. 14, 2007
MALIBU, Calif. - UNLV was held to just three shots, but used a great defensive performance from Alicia Lugo to escape with a 1-0 victory at Pepperdine in women's college soccer action on Friday afternoon. The win pushed the Rebels record to 3-2 on the season, while the Waves dropped to 0-4-1.
UNLV recorded the only goal of the game in the 25th minute when sophomore Brianna Moore came in from the left side, and slid the ball into the middle for senior Erica Jensen. Jensen got past the Waves' defense and into the box, and then unleashed a shot past the goalie and to the back of the net for her first goal of the season.
After taking just one shot in the first half, Pepperdine outshot the Rebels 10-0 over the second 45 minutes, and had two great chances in the final two minutes, but UNLV's Lugo made tremendous stops each time. On the first, Pepperdine's Courtney Price sent a header across the goal, through a crowd and toward the left post, but Lugo dove and pushed it out for a corner kick. Then Cammie Burke hit a close-range header that was on its way towards the top portion of the goal, but Lugo jumped up and knocked it away.
Lugo finished with seven saves to earn her second shutout of the season, while Kayla Stolte was credited with one save for the Waves. UNLV was outshot 11-3 for the game, and the Waves had two corner kicks to none for the Rebels.
UNLV will remain in California for its next game, as the Rebels face UC Santa Barbara on Sunday afternoon in a 1 pm contest.