Unbeaten Streak Snapped Up North|
Sept. 30, 2007
RENO, Nev. - Nevada, Reno scored three second-half goals to snap the UNLV women's soccer team's five-game unbeaten streak, as the Rebels were handed a 3-0 loss at MacKay Stadium on Sunday afternoon. UNLV dropped to 4-3-3 with the loss, while UNR, who won for the first time in six games against the Rebels, moved to 3-5-1.
The first half ended in a scoreless tie, but a misplay by the Rebels resulted in the first score. In the 55th minute, UNR's Kenishia Warren was attempting to track down a ball that was sent into the Rebel box, but a UNLV defender got their first, and her failed attempt to head the ball out of danger resulted in an own goal.
The lead grew to 2-0 in the 62nd minute, when Cristen Drummond drove through the Rebel defenders and unleashed a shot to the far post for the score. Warren was credited with an assist on the score. UNR sealed the game in the 70th minute with its third score of the day, as Karen Zmirak hit a hard shot from 30 yards out that just dropped into the goal under the crossbar to make the score 3-0.
Alicia Lugo finished with two saves for the day for UNLV, while Marie Cove made four to earn the shutout for the host squad. UNR held a 13-12 edge on shots, though the Rebels had eight corner kicks to five for the Wolf Pack.
The Rebels will return to action this weekend, as part of a doubleheader with the UNLV men's team. The women's squad will meet Portland State on Friday at 5 pm, while the men face Air Force at 7:30 pm, both games being held at Peter Johann Memorial Field.