Rebels Drop First Home Match Of 2017|
Oct. 1, 2017
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LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - It was one of those days where the ball just couldn't seem to find the back of the net for UNLV women's soccer as the Rebels dropped a 1-0 contest to Air Force Sunday at Peter Johann Memorial Field - their first home loss of 2017.
UNLV was shut out for just the second time this season, despite out-shooting the Falcons 23-10 in the game. Air Force used an early goal by leading scorer Brooke Rittman in the 11th minute to grab onto the lead and were able to stave off several dangerous Rebel chances thanks to nine saves by Falcons keeper Jennifer Hiddink.
The loss moves UNLV to 10-3 overall and 2-2 in Mountain West play while its home record falls to 6-1 on the year.
THE TURNING POINT: The Rebel defense attempted to clear the ball, but the high clear found the foot of Falcon Kristen Shimkus, who sent the ball to Rittmann. Rittmann took one turn and sent a powerful kick from the right side of the 18 yard box to the bottom left corner - just out of the reach of keeper Jordan Sallee's hands.
STAT OF THE GAME: The Rebels came out on the wrong side on the scoreboard, but dominated on the stat sheet, out-shooting the Falcons 23-10 - their biggest shot margin this season.
REBEL OF THE GAME: Junior forward Caitlyn Kreutz led UNLV with seven shots on the afternoon, including four shots on goal, with it taking several great saves by the Air Force goalie to keep her out of the net.
* UNLV is now 6-1 at Peter Johann Memorial Field this season.
* Something to keep in mind for next game: The Rebels have not lost two games in a row in two years - a span of 46 games.
* UNLV finished its non-conference slate with an 8-1 record, a program best through the first nine games, and an .889 winning percentage - also a program-best.
* Rebels have 26 goals on 23 assists this year and are on pace to break the goals and assists records of 51 and 50 set just last year.
NEXT FOR THE REBELS: UNLV's four-game homestand continues next weekend with a Friday night match against Colorado State at 7 p.m. followed by a Sunday 1 p.m. contest against Wyoming at Peter Johann Memorial Filed