Nov. 3, 2013
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -
The UNLV women's soccer team finished the season on a three-game win streak to clinch a second straight winning season, as well as the sixth seed in this week’s Mountain West Tournament, which begins on Monday in Albuquerque, N.M., on the campus of New Mexico. The Rebels open up play in the first round with a rematch against seventh seed Wyoming, after winning on the Cowgirls’ home field 3-2 in overtime just eight days before, with the game starting at 3 pm (PT). Live video through the Mountain West Network and live stats will both be available at UNLVRebels.com.
The Last Meeting
October 27, 2013
Freshman's Golden Goal Lifts Rebels To 3-2 Road Win
UNLV's freshmen class continues to step up in conference play, and they helped come up with a big win on Sunday afternoon for the Rebels as freshman Miranda Rawlings scored a golden goal less then two minutes into overtime for a 3-2 road victory over Wyoming in Mountain West women's soccer action from Louis S. Madrid Stadium.
Friday's game will have live stats available on Gametracker as well as a webcast on the Mountain West Network (thanks to the student produced UNLV-TV), all available on UNLVRebels.com.
Mountain West First Round
UNLV Weekly Release
No. 6 UNLV vs. No. 7 Wyoming (Monday, 3 pm (PT)
Live Video -Mountain West Network (UNLVRebels.com)
Live Stats - UNLVRebels.com
All About The Rebels
This is the third time the Rebels have played the Cowgirls in the MW tournament, but the first since the 2006 first round. Both previous matchups were 1-0 wins by UNLV, in 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and by a 1-0 score in the first round in the 2001 tournament in Las Vegas.
UNLV’s all-time record in the MW first round is 7-3-1, and the Rebels have won their opener the past three tournaments, while in 2008 they advanced on PKs after a tie with New Mexico. The Rebels have not lost a first round game since 2002. UNLV is 11-10-4 all-time in tournament play.
Leading UNLV this year is senior forward and first team All-MW Jenn Wolfe (19 points), while sophomore midfielder Susie Bernal has 10 points this year. Fourth-year starter Kylie Wassell is in goal (1.18 GAA, 79 saves, five shutouts).
The Cowgirls come into the tournament on a losing streak, having dropped its past two games to UNLV (Oct. 27) and Air Force (Nov. 1) in the season finale. In fact, Wyoming hasn’t won since Oct. 20, when it capped off a four-game homestand with three wins, while the other 16 games of the season resulted in only four wins. In the first meeting this year UNLV held a late second half lead until a late call allowed Wyoming to tie the game in the 89th minute. UNLV bounced back with a goal two minutes into overtime to claim the road win.
A pair of players pace the Cowgirls, as Lucie McDowell has 21 points on nine goals and three assists, while Sara Paul has six goals and seven assists for 19 points. In goal for Wyoming is Alex Hoehm, with a 1.43 GAA, 69 saves and four shutouts.
Next Time Out
If the Rebels win on Monday, they would take on the third-seed Boise State Broncos on Tuesday at 3 pm (PT) in the second round.