UNLV WOMEN’S SOCCER HOSTS AIR FORCE FRIDAY ON BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY
All fans wearing pink will receive half price admission, UNLV also at Wyoming on Sunday
The UNLV women’s soccer team begins the final stretch of the season this weekend, starting with a key home game against Air Force on Friday at 4:30 pm. That game is not only part of a double-header with the men’s team, who plays Kansas City at 7 pm that night, but its also Breast Cancer Awareness Day for both teams, and fans wearing pink can get admission for half price, while anyone with a military ID will also receive a free ticket. Friday is Rebel Kids Club Day and NYS Day as well, with activities for kids (that include bounce houses and face painting) starting at 3 pm and lasting until 8 pm.
There are three games left in the regular season and three chances left for UNLV to ensure itself of a spot in the postseason conference tournament. The top eight teams will advance to this year’s tournament, held in New Mexico, and UNLV comes into this weekend tied for seventh place, along with in-state rival Nevada, Reno. Two wins would clinch a spot in the tournament, and the good news for UNLV is it plays two of the three at home, Friday’s game against ninth place Air Force, and the season finale against Nevada, Reno next Friday. Sandwiched between the two is Sunday’s road game at fifth-place Wyoming. UNLV has won the past five games in Las Vegas against Air Force by a 13-0 margin, but has not won in Laramie since Oct. 9, 2006.
Both the Air Force and Wyoming games will have live stats available on Gametracker as well as a live video feed through the Mountain West Network, all available on UNLVRebels.com.
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All About The Rebels
Leading the Rebels this year is senior forward Jenn Wolfe, with five goals and four assists for 14 points, tied for fourth-best in the league. Sophomore midfielder Susie Bernal is second in the MW in assists, while senior goalkeeper Kylie Wassell continues her outstanding career in the goal, and has posted five shutouts this season.
Scouting Air Force
The Falcons come into Friday’s game needing to find a win in its final four games to move into the top four of the conference after going 1-4-1 in their first six contests. The lone win in league play came at home in overtime over Colorado State, while Air Force also earned a 0-0 double-overtime tie at San Jose State.
Air Force has seven goals this season, with all seven having been scored by seven different players. The points leader for the team however is Ashley Greco with four, all off assists. In the net for Air Force is Kelly Stambaugh, who owns a 1.18 GAA with two shutouts and 58 saves this season.
The Cowgirls are currently fifth in the Mountain West with a 4-2-1 mark, and have a four-game unbeaten streak going, which includes home wins over co-leaders New Mexico and San Diego State. Those are just two of the team’s three wins at home however, as the Cowgirls lost all five non-conference games on their home field.
Leading the team this season is Lucie McDowell with 18 points off eight goals and two assists, while Sara Paul is also in double-figures with 13, thanks to three goals and a league-high seven assists. Alex Boehm has played the entire season in goal, and has a 1.34 GAA with four shutouts and 65 saves.
Next Time Out
The Rebels close out the regular season by hosting in-state rival Nevada, Reno on Friday, Nov. 1 at 5 pm at Peter Johann Field. That game is also part of the Governor’s Series, sponsored by NV Energy.