Evened Up In Reno
Oct. 19, 2012
RENO, Nev. (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV women's soccer team was forced to settle for its third tie of the season on Friday night, as the Rebels and in-state rival Nevada, Reno played to a 0-0 double-overtime draw in Mountain West women's soccer action from Mackay Stadium. UNLV moves to 10-3-3 on the year, and 2-1-2 in the conference, while UNR now stands at 6-8-2, 2-2-1 in the MW.
The Rebels are now in fourth place in the MW with eight points and two games to go, but will play at third place Boise State (nine points) on Sunday at 11 am, with a chance to pass the Broncos. Due to Friday's game finishing in a tie, both UNLV and UNR will receive 1.5 points each in the Governor's Series as well, unless the two teams were to meet again in the MW Tournament.
"It was a very tough, fast and physical match," said UNLV head coach Michael Coll. "We played very well and nice soccer as much as possible on a narrow turf field. UNR is tough at their place, and to come out with a draw was a fair result."
Nevada, Reno finished the night with a 21-10 shot advantage, including 6-1 in the first half, though the Rebels bounced back to take eight in the second 45 (to 11 for the Wolf Pack). Shots in the two overtime periods were 4-1 in favor of UNR as well. Neither team would find the back of the net however, with both goalkeepers coming up big to earn shutouts. Kylie Wassell posted nine saves in the net to record her eighth shutout of the season, and her fifth in the last six games. Dana Moreno finished with four saves for the Wolf Pack.