Break The Record Attendance Night On Friday
Oct. 2, 2003
LAS VEGAS - Friday night is a big night for the UNLV women's soccer team, as the Rebels are not only hosting the highest ranked women's team to ever play at Peter Johann Field, its also "Break the Attendance Record night". UNLV will host third-ranked UCLA on Friday at 7:30 pm, marking the first time the Rebels have ever played a top-five opponent.
UNLV is also attempting to set a new attendance record in Friday's game. The current record is 1,117, set on October 14, 1999 against BYU. Team poster flipcards will be available for fans, and the team will be signing autographs after the game. Prior to the game, KLUC 98.5 will be doing a live remote from the soccer field from 6:30-7:30 pm, and will be giving out free prizes as well.
The Rebels bring a 6-4-1 record into the game, and will be taking on a PAC-10 opponent for the second time this season. UNLV previously posted a 2-0 victory over Arizona on Sept. 27 in Missoula, Mont., though the Rebels fell to Montana 2-0 the next day. The team will be looking to its defense, as the Rebels have posted five shutouts on the year, including three in the last five games. Leading the Rebels is junior midfielder Annii Magliulo with seven goals and two assists for 16 points. Magliulo also tops the Mountain West Conference in both goals and points. Also playing strong on offense for UNLV is senior midfielder Erin Egertson (two goals, three assists, seven points) and senior forward Rachel Buscovich (three goals, six points). Sophomore Jenna Huff has seen the majority of time in goal, and is posting a 1.32 goals against average to go along with four shutouts.
UCLA is 5-1-2 on the year, and is coming off a 2-1 win at #17 Duke on Sept. 21. The Bruins suffered their only loss of the year right before the Duke victory, as top-ranked North Carolina handed UCLA a 5-2 setback on Sept. 19, also in Durham, N.C.. The North Carolina game was the second time UCLA played a top-ranked team this season, as the Bruins opened the season with a 1-1 double overtime tie at then No. 1 Santa Clara. Pacing the team this year is Whitney Jones with four goals and two assists for 10 points. Sarah-Gayle Swanson has three goals, while Iris Mora has posted two goals and four assists through the Bruins' eight games this year. Sarah Lombardo has registered a 1.16 goals against average and two shutouts on the year.