Second Half Goal Sinks Rebels|
Oct. 10, 2014
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -
UNLV WOMEN'S SOCCER
UNLV finished the game with the edge on both shots (14-10) and shots on goal (6-4) but could not convert any of those chances into a score, leading to a 1-0 loss to New Mexico in Mountain West women's soccer action Friday night at Peter Johann Memorial Field. The Rebels dropped to 7-5-1, 2-3 in the conference with the loss, while UNM improved to 4-4-2, 2-1-2 in the MW.
"Tonight was another game in which we outshot the opposition but couldn't find a way to finish," said UNLV head coach Chris Shaw. "At the end of the day if you don't score you don't win games, that's what we're struggling with right now."
New Mexico put the pressure on early, taking seven shots in the first half while Rebel goalkeeper Jordan Sallee came up with two saves, including a leaping attempt on a shot by Maddie Olguin in the 24th minute. The contest would go into halftime tied at 0-0, and the Lobos' shot advantage standing at 7-5.
In the second half UNLV pushed the attack, taking nine total shots. UNM goalkeeper Cassie Ulrich would come up with five saves over the final 45 minutes to preserve the shutout. The Rebels' best chance came in the 58th minute on a shot by Brittney Gideon that nearly was deflected into the goal by a Lobo defender before Ulrich came up with the stop.
The winning score came in the 64th minute following a corner kick by Lindsey Guice into the middle of the box. Emily Chavez headed the ball into the left side of the goal, making the score 1-0 in favor of the visitors, a lead that would stand for the rest of the half.
Sallee finished the night with three saves, while Ulrich posted six for the Lobos. UNM also held a 3-2 edge on corner kicks for the night.
UNLV closes out a four-game homestand by hosting San Diego State on Sunday at 1 pm. The game, also at Johann Field, is Breast Cancer Awareness Day, and all fans wearing pink will receive half admission, while kids 12 and under are always free to UNLV soccer games.