Shoughro Posts Record Day|
Oct. 19, 2008
LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas native Ashleigh Shoughro turned in a record-setting performance after scoring two goals to lead UNLV to a 4-0 victory over Air Force in Mountain West Conference women's soccer action on Sunday afternoon from Peter Johann Memorial Field. The win improved UNLV to 11-5-1 on the season, and 3-2 in league play, while the Falcons dropped to 3-12, 0-5 in the MWC.
Shoughro, a sophomore forward in her first year at UNLV, scored two first half goals, including the game-winner in the 9th minute, to give her 27 points (11 goals, five assists) on the season, setting a new school single season record. The previous record was 25 points, set by Annii Magliulo in the 2002 season. Shoughro's 11 goals also ties her for the school season record, along with Magliulo (2002) and Anita Pedford (2001).
Her first goal of the game came after Shannon Hughes sent over a short pass to Shoughro in the box, and she shot from 12 yards out to the top right corner for the score at 8:50. Less then two minutes later the lead was increased to 2-0 after defender Brie Kuhne headed in the ball from five yards out off a corner kick from Brianna Moore in the 11th minute.
Shoughro's second goal came in the 41st minute, when she battled a Falcon defender for the ball at midfield, stole the ball and took off on a breakaway towards the Air Force goal. She drove to the right side, drew the Falcon goalkeeper out, and sent a shot past her into the back of the net for the score, putting UNLV up 3-0. The Rebels' final score came in the 57th minute. Brianna Moore received a pass from Haley Partridge, dribbled across the top of the box to the left side and then unleashed a blast to the left post for a 4-0 Rebel advantage.
UNLV held a 14-5 edge on shots for the game, and a 5-0 advantage on corner kicks. Alicia Lugo posted three saves in goal for the Rebels, while Erin Wallace made five saves while allowing four goals for the Falcons.
The Rebels will return to action on Friday, Oct. 24, when they take on TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, in a 5 pm (PST) contest.