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Ashleigh Shoughro and the Rebels will take on TCU Friday night.
Ashleigh Shoughro and the Rebels will take on TCU Friday night.
 
 
 

Oct. 21, 2009

LAS VEGAS -

UNLV weekly release

Thanks to an undefeated trip on the road, in which the UNLV women's soccer team knocked off Air Force and recorded a tie at Wyoming, the Rebels can seal their spot in the 2009 Mountain West Tournament with a win Friday against TCU, as they host the Horned Frogs in a 7 pm contest at Peter Johann Memorial Field.

TCU comes into the contest having lost three straight league games, and if UNLV claims a win on Friday, TCU will not have enough games left to pass the Rebels in the standings. The good news for UNLV though is if they don’t claim a victory on Friday, they still have two more games left in the league schedule to pick up enough points to qualify for one of the six spots in this year’s MWC tournament.

Sunday’s game will be another tough matchup, with the San Diego State Aztecs coming in for a Senior Day contest with a 1 pm start. SDSU is riding a nine-game losing streak, but has not posted a win over UNLV since the 2006 season.
     
Players To Watch
The offense thus far this year has come from sophomore forward Jenna Larkin with a team-high three goals, while senior midfielder Shannon Hughes has two goals, both of which are game-winners. Freshman forward Collete Jepson has also scored twice this year, while junior Amanda Forrester, senior Jamie McCoy, senior Brianna Moore, sophomore Katherine Orellana, senior Kelly Labor and junior Ashleigh Shoughro have all scored one goal each.


 

 

Senior Alicia Lugo meanwhile has kept up her strong play in the nets. She has a 0.93 GAA and five shutouts, and is first in the MWC with 86 saves.

Scouting TCU
The Horned Frogs started out the season with a 4-1 record, but since they have gone 4-7 in their last 11 games, including the current three-game conference losing streak. TCU also has not won on the road since a 2-1 win at Rice on Sept. 6.

Jordan Calhoun is the team’s leading scorer in 2009 with eight goals and six assists for 22 points. Lizzy Karoly is next with five goals and an assist for 11 points, while Kaylie Garcia and Nichelle Nguyen both have seven points on the season. Kelsey Walters has seen the majority of time in the goal, and has a 1.65 GAA with two shutouts and 44 saves.
 
Scouting San Diego State
The Aztecs have been one of the top teams in the league over the past month, as the team brings in a nine-game unbeaten streak into the weekend. Including among the streak are ties against both Utah and BYU as well as Oregon State. SDSU’s last loss came at Arizona State in overtime by a 2-1 score on Sept. 11.

Pacing the Aztecs this season is Cat Walker with six goals and three assists for 15 points. Next is Niki Fernandes with four goals and two assists for 10 points, while Jessica Gordon is third with eight points (two goals, four assists). In goal is Aubree Southwick,   who through 17 games has posted seven shutouts with a 0.99 GAA and 60 saves.

 
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