Women’s soccer re-bounds with two straight wins

After a loss to Robert Morris, the Rebels have posted two-straight victories including a 3-1 victory over Northern Colorado on Thursday.

The victory gives the Rebels (8-2-1) eight wins before the month of October for the first time in school history.

UNLV scored three goals in a 13-minute stretch to take the lead and run away with the game, but hopes for a shutout were killed

moments after its final goal, when the Bears stole a pass on the Rebels’ side of the field.

Rebel goalkeeper Kirstin Salminen came up to stop the shot, but NCU’s Ariel Cook shot from 10 yards out in the 68th minute, for a 3-1 score.

Tennis nets season opening victory

At UNLV, the Rebels finished 7-1 in singles and doubles during the first day of the 2008 UNLV Women’s Tennis Fall Invitational at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on Friday.

“For our first time back on the court, I thought we competed really well,” UNLV head coach Kevin Cory said. “We only lost one [match] today and we’re looking forward to more challenges.”

Playing in the top flight, junior Kristina Nedeltcheva downed Orsi Golovics of Northern Arizona 6-2, 6-0.

In flight two, senior Katy Williams won her match against Illinois State’s Franzi Stienhardt 6-0, 6-2.

In flight three, sophomore Anna Maskaljun defeated Leslie Vial of NAU 6-1, 6-2 and sophomore Adrienn Hidvegi won her flight-four contest, 6-1, 6-2 over Carmin Peters of ISU.

In doubles, Nedetlcheva and Williams combined for an 8-1 win in the top flight, Maskaljun and Alisa Razina doubled up their opponents 8-4 in flight two and Dimitrova and Hidvegi won 8-3 in the fourth flight.