Big Weekend Awaits Rebels
Oct. 10, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -
The biggest weekend of the regular season awaits the UNLV women's soccer team this Friday and Sunday. First the Rebels will welcome the third-ever top 10 team to visit Peter Johann Memorial Field, a 7 pm contest on Friday against No. 7 San Diego State. Several events will also be surrounding that game, as first it's Breast Cancer Awareness Night, with admission just $1 for any fans wearing pink to the game, and the Rebels will wear special pink jersey tops (along with white shorts) for the contest. Second, the SDSU game has been set as Rebel Kids Club Night, with pre-game activities including bounce houses and face painting for all fans, while there will be post-game autographs from the UNLV players. And lastly, Friday is the Scarlet/Gray Every Day game for UNLV, with all other Rebel athletic teams coming out to support the women's soccer squad.
Sunday's game will be at 1 pm against New Mexico, and it's also Senior Day for four Rebels, Caitlin Allen, Macy Jo Harrison, Julie Owens and Justine Sauder. Both games are key for UNLV, as the top four teams in the Mountain West are all facing each other this weekend. SDSU and UNM both stand at 2-0 while the third 2-0 squad, Fresno State, will also host the Aztecs and the Lobos this weekend. UNLV is the only other undefeated team in the league at 1-0-1. Friday's contest against SDSU will be webcast live on UNLVRebels.com, thanks to the student-run UNLV TV production.
UNLV (9-2-2) extended its school-record unbeaten streak to nine with a 1-0 win at Air Force on Oct. 5. The Rebels are paced by junior forward Jenn Wolfe, who leads the MW with nine goals and is tied for fourth in the nation with five game-winning goals. Senior midfielder Macy Jo Harrison meanwhile has six assists on the year, which ranks her second in the league. Freshman forward Susie Bernal was named a Top 100 Freshmen (No. 88) by TopDrawerSoccer.com on Wednesday, the highest rated player from the MW. Junior Kylie Wassell is coming off a third straight shutout, which earned her co-Defensive Player of the Week honors from the MW, and her scoreless streak currently stands at 301:23.
Scouting San Diego State
The Aztecs are 12-1-1 on the year, with a loss at No. 4 Stanford and a tie at No. 25 Santa Clara. Megan Jurado leads the team with 23 points, while goalie Rachel Boaz has allowed just seven goals all year.
Scouting New Mexico
The Lobos (8-4-1) have won five straight coming into the weekend, all shutout victories. Kelli Cornell ranks third in the MW in GAA with 0.82, while the team's leading scorer is Rachel Montoya with 10 points this season.
Next Time Out
UNLV will finish the regular season with three straight on the road, beginning with a Friday, Oct. 19 contest at Nevada, Reno, starting at 7 pm.