Rebels Return To The Golden State
Sept. 3, 2008
LAS VEGAS -
After beginning the season with a two-game road trip in California, the UNLV women's soccer team will return to the Golden State once more, this time for a two-game road swing at Cal State Northridge on Friday and at Long Beach State on Sunday. UNLV will hope to keep its unbeaten streak alive (3-0-1 on the season) but will be up against tough competition, as the CSU Northridge Matadors are currently 3-0 on the year, while Long Beach State is 2-0-1 and is ranked 10th in the NSCAA West Region.
In its first trip to California, the Rebels tied Loyola Marymount 1-1 in double-overtime, then blanked UC Irvine 2-0. This weekend's games will be the third and fourth against the Big West for UNLV, following its wins over UCI and Pacific this past weekend in the UNLV Rebel Classic.
Thanks to its undefeated start to the season, UNLV has moved into the regional rankings, as it is 10th in this week's Soccer Buzz West Region, its highest spot since 2004, while the Rebels are also receiving votes in the Soccer Buzz Top 30 poll for the first time since 2004 as well.