Rebel Soccer Recap
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Women’s team wins, but men lose at home
The women’s soccer team extended its home winning streak to four on Friday night after their 5-0 blowout victory over new conference foe Boise State.
Four different Rebels scored in the victory and goalkeepers Kylie Wassell and Kelli McCracken combined for the shutout.
Over 1,000 fans showed up to Peter Johann Memorial Field to see the Rebels face the Broncos and UNLV did not disappoint.
UNLV ended the first half with a 2-0 lead and finished the second half with insurance goals to seal the victory. Katherine Orellana had two goals and an assist for the Rebels, as Caitlin Allen, Denali Murnan and Macy Jo Harrison all had goals, as UNLV improved to 6-8-2 on the season.
The men’s soccer team lost both games over the weekend to fall to 2-10 overall. The Rebels fell to Air Force by a score of 4-0 in front of a disappointed home crowd Friday night.
Despite trailing early to Denver on Sunday, UNLV countered with four second-half goals in a high-scoring affair against the Pioneers. Forward Nick Marshall scored two goals in less than two minutes as the Rebels tied the game up.
“I’ve been a goal scorer my whole life,” Marshall said. “I’m running at players and finally getting the opportunity to score.”
Denver regained the lead in the 69th minute after a goal by Christian Volesky, but the Rebels answered right back. Salvador Bernal came back with two goals of his own in a minute
However, Denver tied the game up in the closing seconds of the game, and sealed the Rebels fate in the 105th minute after the Pioneers’ Matt Kirby scored the game-winning goal.
“I was very proud of our guys,” said head coach Rich Ryerson. “Nick and Sal played extremely well. But our upcoming four games are vital for us. We could’ve solidified second place after today, but it wasn’t meant to be.”