Rebels Drop Friday Night Match At Fresno State|
Oct. 13, 2017
FRESNO, Calif. (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV women's soccer headed out on the road after two straight weekends at home and the result was not what the Rebels were hoping for as they fell to Fresno State 4-1 Friday night. The loss drops the team to 12-4 overall and 4-3 in Mountain West play.
The Rebels got down early, giving up a goal just two minutes into the game and another in the 18th minute to find themselves in a 2-0 hole. After scoring quickly after halftime to make it 2-1, UNLV gave up two more quick goals to the Bulldogs to make it 4-1, the eventual final margin. Fresno State's Julia Glaser scored all four of the home team's goals in the win.
THE TURNING POINT: Trailing 2-0 just after halftime, senior Sophie Cortes scored her ninth goal of the season less than a minute into the second period to cut the Fresno State lead to 2-1 and make things interesting. The Bulldogs responded quickly, however, as Glaser finished a penalty kick goal after a Rebel foul was called in the box in the 49th minute, then buried a cross into the back of the net two minutes later and the Rebels never recovered.
STAT OF THE GAME: The four Fresno State goals allowed by UNLV were the most this season. The Rebels had only allowed four total in their other three losses this year.
REBEL(S) OF THE GAME: Cortes' goal was her team-leading ninth of the season, a new career-high.
* UNLV is now 4-3 on the road this season, with two of three road losses coming in conference play.
* On Sunday, the Rebels will hope to continue a streak of not having lost two games in a row in more than two years - a span of 49 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 32 goals on 29 assists this year.
NEXT FOR THE REBELS: UNLV will wrap up the weekend Sunday against San Jose State, who currently sits atop the Mountain west leaderboard. Due to fires in the area, the game time has been changed from noon to 10 a.m. PT.