Rebels Host Final Non-Conference Action
Oct. 3, 2007
LAS VEGAS -
The UNLV women's soccer team is hoping to get a lift by playing on its home field with two games this week after suffering a scoreless double-overtime tie at Pacific and a 3-0 setback at Nevada, Reno this past weekend. The Rebels will be playing in a pair of doubleheaders with the UNLV men's team, with the women facing Portland State on Friday at 5 pm and Utah Valley State on Sunday at 11 am, while the men will follow at 7:30 pm and 1:30 pm.
UNLV is also looking to get a better production on offense after going three games without a goal. The first opponent however is also looking for its first win in four games, as the Rebels will take on Portland State on Friday night. The Vikings will be playing their sixth road contest of the season in 10 games, and fourth straight.
Sunday's contest comes against Utah Valley State, a team the Rebels defeated by a 3-0 score in Las Vegas during the 2005 season. The Wolverines will be playing their third Mountain West opponent of the season after losses at New Mexico and at Wyoming. UVSU has won two of its last three games coming into this weekend.
While the Rebels look for their offense to get on track, there are no concerns on the defense, which has allowed just eight goals all season, and only two in four games on their home field. UNLV has posted five shutouts this season, which ranks the team 38th in the nation.