Second Half Rebels
Oct. 17, 2008
LAS VEGAS - UNLV broke a two-year losing streak to Wyoming in regular season action on Friday night, as the Rebels scored two second half goals to post a 3-1 victory in Mountain West Conference women's soccer action from Peter Johann Memorial Field. The win improved UNLV to 10-5-1 on the year, and 2-2 in league play, while the Cowgirls dropped to 8-7-1, 2-2 in the MWC.
The Rebels scored the game's first goal early in the first half, as following a scramble for the ball in the box, Ashleigh Shoughro received a short pass from Dani Morin, and sent a shot to the left side of the goal from seven yards out in the 18th minute. The goal, Shoughro's team-high ninth of the year, gave UNLV a 1-0 advantage.
Wyoming would tie the score in the 30th minute when Amanda Lathrop blasted a shot from 25 yards out that hit the bottom of the crossbar, and then went straight down, just barely crossing the goalline for a goal before bouncing back into the box. Emily Layton assisted on the score.
The game would go into halftime tied at 1-1, and remained that way until the 60th minute. UNLV's Shannon Hughes attempted a long shot from 25 yards out that was blocked just in front of her, but the ball would bounce right back to her feet. Hughes then dribbled a few feet closer before unleashing another hard blast to the right side of the goal. Wyoming goalie Jamie Scarcliff was able to get a hand on the ball but couldn't stop it from getting past her, and the Rebels went up by a 2-1 score.
Brianna Moore scored the night's final goal in the 81st minute to put UNLV up 3-1. The scoring play was started when Ashleigh Shoughro drove into the box from the right side, and sent a cross pass to the left side. Haley Partridge was unable to get a shot off the pass, but did manage to tap the ball back to Moore, who came running into the box unmarked and slotted a shot to the top right corner for her sixth goal of the year. Both Shoughro and Partridge were credited with assists on the score.
The three goals by UNLV tied for the most ever scored by the Rebels against Wyoming, and were the first in a regular season game in three years, after 1-0 losses the past two years.
Alicia Lugo finished the game with five saves and one goal allowed for UNLV, while Scarcliff posted one save and three goals allowed. Wyoming held a 16-11 edge, though the Rebels had eight corner kicks to just two for the Cowgirls. UNLV also made the most of its shots, as of the four attempted on goal, three were converted for scores.
UNLV will return to action on Sunday, when it hosts Air Force at 1 pm at Peter Johann Memorial Field.