Rebels Become Road Warriors In 2008
June 23, 2008
LAS VEGAS - 2008 Women's Soccer Schedule
The UNLV women's soccer team, four-time defending Mountain West Conference Champions, will play a challenging 2008 schedule that sees the Rebels playing seven of their 12 non-conference games away from home. However, the Rebels will make up for that time away from home by hosting the 2008 MWC Tournament for the fourth time in the 10-year history of the league.
The Rebels start their season on the road with a pair of games against California schools, beginning with an Aug. 22 contest at Loyola Marymount and followed by a game at UC Irvine on Aug. 24.
The following weekend will see UNLV host a three-team classic, as the Rebels will play Nevada, Reno and Pacific on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30, respectively. Then it's back to the state of California for another two-game weekend trip. This time, the opponents will be Cal State Northridge (Sept. 7) and Long Beach State (Sept. 9).
UNLV will play in fellow league-member New Mexico's Nike Classic on Sept. 12 and 14, with games against Farleigh Dickinson and Milwaukee. That will be followed by the UNLV Rebel Classic on Sept. 19 and 21, which features Idaho, Niagara and Robert Morris.
The Rebels will close out the non-conference portion of their schedule by hosting Northern Colorado on Sept. 25 in the first meeting between the schools, and a road game at UC Riverside on Sept. 28.
The MWC did not do the Rebels any favors with their league schedule, as UNLV will play three straight games on the road to begin the conference slate. All three teams advanced to the semifinals of last year's MWC Tournament, along with the Rebels. San Diego State will be the first contest, on Oct. 3, followed by BYU (Oct. 9), and Utah (Oct. 11). UNLV will also play TCU on the road, while hosting Wyoming, Air Force and finally New Mexico on Halloween on the Rebels' Senior Night.
Thanks to winning the 2007 regular-season championship, UNLV will host the 2008 MWC Tournament on Nov. 5-8 at Peter Johann Memorial Field. UNLV has hosted the tournament three times before and has reached the championship game twice, including in 2005 when the Rebels won 1-0 in overtime over New Mexico.