Oct. 30, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -
MW Tournament Central
UNLV Women's Soccer MW First Round release
The UNLV women's soccer team hopes for a repeat performance from its season finale as it opens up play in the 2012 Mountain West Tournament on Wednesday night against fifth-seeded Fresno State in a first round game. The fourth-seeded Rebels, who claimed a 1-0 win at Fresno State on Oct. 27 in the regular season finale for both teams, are looking to advance to the semifinals for the third straight year. This year's tournament is being hosted by top seed San Diego State at the SDSU Sports Deck. Live stats are available for all games at UNLVRebels.com.
All About The Rebels
UNLV (11-3-4, 2-1-3 MW) finished the MW season with five shutouts, tops in the league and tying a program-best as well. The Rebels' only loss in MW play was to San Diego State by a 2-1 score in Las Vegas. The Rebels are paced by junior forward Jenn Wolfe, who is second in the MW in goals (11), points (24), and game-winners (five). Senior midfielder Macy Jo Harrison meanwhile has a school-record eight assists on the year, which ranks her second in the league, and junior Kylie Wassell leads the league with nine shutouts on the year. UNLV comes into the weekend having posted shutouts in six of its past eight games, and has only one loss total in the months of September and October, going 10-1-3 over that stretch.
Scouting Fresno State
The Bulldogs (4-10-5, 2-3-2) started out the year 0-6-3, but rebounded to win four of its past nine games before then falling to UNLV at home last weekend. Fresno State is paced this year by Callie Hancock with eight goals and 18 points, while Katie DeVault has a 1.58 GAA and 120 saves on the season in goal, which is 29 more then the next-best goalie in the conference.
The Last Meeting
October 27, 2012
Bernal Lifts Rebels At Fresno State
Freshman forward and Las Vegas native Susie Bernal scored the lone goal of the game to give UNLV a 1-0 victory at Fresno State in the regular season finale for both teams in Mountain West women's soccer action Saturday night at Bulldog Stadium.
Next Time Out
If UNLV advances past Fresno State, it would meet No. 1 seed and sixth-ranked San Diego State in the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 pm.