Sept. 10, 2008
LAS VEGAS -
For the third weekend this season the UNLV women's soccer team (4-1-1) will be on the road, as the Rebels will play in the New Mexico Nike Classic this weekend in Albuquerque, N.M.. Though this will be the fifth and sixth games this year outside of Las Vegas, the Rebels have had success on the road so far with a 2-1-1 record, which has moved them to 10th in the NSCAA West regional rankings. The going will be tough this weekend, as following Friday's contest against Fairleigh Dickinson at 11 am PST, the Rebels will take on their first ranked opponent of the year in 24th-ranked Milwaukee on Sunday at 9 am PST.
Sophomore forward Ashleigh Shoughro, a transfer from San Diego and a Las Vegas native, leads the Rebels and is tied second in the Mountain West Conference with three goals for six points. Junior midfielder Brianna Moore and junior forward Niki Connolly are next with four points each, while senior forward Haley Partridge and sophomore midfielder Amanda Forrester both have a goal and an assist this season. Junior Alicia Lugo continues to shine in goal, as she has allowed just three goals all season while posting three shutouts, which gives her 16 in her career.
Fairleigh Dickinson is 3-2 on the season, and had a three-game win streak this year before dropping its last game to Rider at home, 2-0. The Knights are led this season by Rashidah Sherman with an impressive seven goals for 14 points, while Jennifer Arcneaux leads the team with six assists. Three goalies meanwhile have seen time thus far.
Milwaukee has moved into the national rankings at No. 24 thanks to its 6-0 start. The Panthers own wins over Big 10 opponents Wisconsin and Ohio State, but have yet to leave the state of Wisconsin for a game. Sarah Hagen paces the squad with eight goals and one assist for 17 points, while Erin Kane has played all 540 minutes and allowed just six goals.