UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Host Northern Arizona Tuesday

UNLV Men’s Basketball
Northern Arizona



Matchup Northern Arizona (1-4, 0-0 Big Sky) at UNLV (2-1, 0-0 Mountain West)
Date Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Time 7:00 p.m. PT
Site Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas
Video Mountain West Network/UNLVRebels.com (Tony Cordasco, Jevon Banks)
Radio ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
Audio UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com
Stats Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com
Twitter @TheRunninRebels


7 p.m. game at Thomas & Mack Center part of the Global Sports Classic’s Preliminary Rounds


The UNLV men’s basketball team (2-1) will be looking for its third straight win on Tuesday, Nov. 22, as it hosts Northern Arizona at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. The game is part of the Global Sports Classic’s Preliminary Rounds. 


The Runnin’ Rebels won their second straight game on Saturday night over Cal State Fullerton (77-68) giving head coach Marvin Menzies his 200th career win. Sophomore guard Jalen Poyser led five Runnin’ Rebel players in double-figure scoring with 14 points. UNLV shot 81.3 percent from the free-throw line and forced the Titans into 17 turnovers.


Poyser leads the team in scoring average over the first three games at 17.0 ppg, followed by senior forward Christian Jones (14.0 ppg) and sophomore guard Kris Clyburn (10.0 ppg). Jones leads the team in rebounding (7.0 rpg) and shooting percentage (.643).


Northern Arizona (1-4) is led by senior guard Jaleni Neely’s 14.0 ppg. The Lumberjacks are coming off a 92-58 loss at Washington on Sunday. Freshman forward Felix Rivera-Vega led NAU in scoring against the Huskies with 11 points, while junior forward/center Ako Kaluna added 10.


Tickets for the game may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or in person at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.


Tuesday’s game will have no television coverage, however a live Mountain West Network video stream will be available for free at UNLVRebels.com with Tony Cordasco and Jevon Banks calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM. All internet links along with live stats will be available at UNLVRebels.com.


UNLV WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS: Rebels Open 2014 Season Against Northern Arizona, Grand Canyon



Friday’s contest will be against Northern Arizona, weekend concludes Sunday against Grand Canyon

The UNLV women’s soccer team opens up the 2014 season with this weekend’s UNLV Rebel Classic, in which it faces Northern Arizona in the season opener on Friday at 7 pm, and then close out on Sunday against Grand Canyon at 1 pm. UC Riverside will be the fourth team in the tournament, which will also have games at 4:30 pm Friday and 10:30 am Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults, while children 12 and under are always free to UNLV soccer games. A special note to all fans attending the contest, the parking lots at the soccer field are currently closed, fans should expect to park instead at the baseball lots and walk over to Johann Field.
All four games of the Rebel Classic will have a live video stream and Gametracker available, which can be accessed at UNLVRebels.com.

UNLV Rebel Classic
UNLV vs. Northern Arizona (Friday, 7 pm)
Live Video – Mountain West Network (UNLVRebels.com/videos)
Live Stats – Gametracker

UNLV at Grand Canyon (Sunday, 1 pm)
Live Video – Mountain West Network (UNLVRebels.com/videos)
Live Stats – Gametracker

UNLV Weekly Release

All About The Rebels
        This is a young Rebel squad, with only one senior and 23 underclassmen. The one bright spot is that 10 members of the sophomore class started at least two games or more last year, and the Rebels hope that experience will pay off this year. The top two returning scorers from a year ago are a pair of sophomores, midfielder Jordan Magnin (four goals, eight points) and forward Dakota Blazak (three goals, seven points). There will be a new face in the net after four-year starter Kylie Wassell graduated following a stellar career. Four freshmen keepers are all in the mix to be the starter on opening night.
        UNLV is 4-1-2 all-time against Northern Arizona, and is on a six-game unbeaten streak against the Lumberjacks, though last year’s meeting finished in a double-overtime 0-0 tie in Flagstaff. This is the first-ever meeting between the Rebels and Grand Canyon.        

Scouting Northern Arizona
        The Lumberjacks finished last season with a 11-5-3 mark and placed second in the Big Sky. They look ready to make another top finish in the conference as they return six  all-league selections from a year ago, and have been picked to finish third in the conference while picking up one first place vote in the preseason poll. Leading the way is Cierra Gamble who led the Big Sky in scoring with 15 points and five goals. Three players are contending to be the starter in goal.

Scouting Grand Canyon
        The Antelopes are in their second year in the WAC, and have been picked to finish fifth after a fourth-place record of 4-7-1, 5-12-1 overall. Junior forward Cassie Beckwith, the team’s leading scorer a year ago with four goals, returns for Grand Canyon, while the goalkeeper position is also up for grabs.

Next Time Out
        The Rebels will be at home for the second straight weekend, hosting the UNLV Nike Invitational. The first game will be on Friday, Aug. 29 against Colorado at 7 pm, followed by a Sunday, Aug. 31 contest against Saint Francis at 10:30 am. Both games will be at Johann Memorial Field.

UNLV WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS: Rebels Announce 2014 Schedule



This year’s slate features a mid-season six-game road trip

Online version of 2014 UNLV Women’s Soccer Schedule



There are several challenges awaiting the UNLV women’s soccer team this upcoming season as the athletics department released the 2014 schedule on Monday afternoon. In addition to facing a total of five teams that are coming off NCAA tournament appearances, the Rebels will also play of 10 of its 19 games on the road, including a six-game road swing midway through the season.

UNLV will begin the year with a four-game homestand, thanks to hosting a pair of in-season tournaments. First up will be the UNLV Rebel Classic on Aug. 22 and 24. For the second time in three years, the Rebels will not only be opening the season against Northern Arizona, but also debuting their new coach against the Lumberjacks as well as UNLV is led this season by first-year head coach Chris Shaw. That game will be followed by a match with Grand Canyon, the first-meeting ever between the teams, on Aug. 24. UC Riverside will be the fourth team in the field.

The following weekend will be the UNLV Nike Invitational, which will see the Rebels open by facing Colorado, who reached the third round of the NCAAs last season, on Aug. 29. The second game of the weekend will be against another NCAA participant, Saint Francis, on Aug. 31. Kent State is also featured in the Nike Invitational.

UNLV then undertakes its toughest stretch of the season with six straight games on the road over three consecutive weekends. The road trip begins with a pair of games in the Beehive State, as the Rebels meet Utah (2013 NCAA participants) for the first time since the Utes left the Mountain West with a Sept. 12 contest in Salt Lake City. UNLV stays in the state to face Utah Valley on Sept. 14, the first time the teams have played in Orem after a pair of matches in Las Vegas in 2005 and 2007, both Rebel victories.

Another first for the Rebels comes the following weekend when they make the trip to El Paso, Texas to face UTEP on Sept. 19. the only other meeting between the two came in Las Vegas in the 2000 season. UNLV closes out that weekend by taking on nearby New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M., on Sept. 21. This will be the first-ever meeting between the Rebels and the Aggies, and will close out the non-conference slate for UNLV.

UNLV opens the 2014 Mountain West schedule with a pair of road games on the Front Range, beginning with a Sept. 26 contest at Colorado State and at Wyoming on Sept. 28. The Rebels finally return home to Las Vegas for a Oct. 3 game with Fresno State. Other highlights of the MW slate include back-to-back games against NCAA teams from a year ago, at home against San Diego State on Oct. 12 and on the road at new league member Colorado College on Oct. 17 in Colorado Springs.

The Rebels close out the regular season on Nevada Day on the road against Nevada, Reno on Oct. 31, a contest that is also part of the Governor’s Series (presented by NV Energy and sponsored by Barrick Gold). This year’s Mountain West tournament is being hosted by San Diego State on Nov. 4-9 at the SDSU Sports Deck.

The Rebels bring back seven starters from last year’s squad that finished with a 10-8-3 record and advanced to the MW tournament for the fourth straight year.

UNLV WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS: Rebels Play Northern Arizona To 0-0 Double-Overtime Tie




Rebels have posted back-to-back shutouts on the road

Despite an overall 17-8 advantage on total shots, UNLV had to settle for a tie on Sunday night, as the Rebels and Northern Arizona finished double-overtime knotted at 0-0 in women’s college soccer action at Lumberjack Stadium. The Rebels moved their record to 4-1-1 with the draw, while NAU remained undefeated at 3-0-2.

“It was a tough tie against NAU, who is off to a great start this season,” said UNLV head coach Michael Coll. “We moved the ball well and had the majority of the play though regulation and both overtimes. The Lumberjacks defended hard throughout though, and always seemed to got a foot to the ball every time we neared the goal.”

After allowing the Lumberjacks to get off four shots in the opening 45 minutes, the Rebel defenders stiffened for the remainder of the night, allowing only four more the final 65 minutes. Four of the shots were on goal, and UNLV goalkeeper Kylie Wassell stopped all four to come up with her second straight shutout, and third of the season. UNLV meanwhile finished with six shots on goal, with Lauren Weaver posting six saves for NAU.

“Overall we aren’t satisfied with the result, but two shutouts in a row on the road is something positive to build on,” said Coll. “We have to be more decisive in the final third so we can translate our dominating possessions into scoring chances.”

Freshman Miranda Rawlings had a team-high four shots for UNLV, including two on goal, while classmate Jordan Magnin finished with three. Savannah Berry took half of NAU’s total with four on the night.

UNLV will continue its road swing with its next action, a Friday, Sept. 13 contest at Washington State in Pullman. That game will start at 2:30 pm, and will be shown live by the Pac-12 Network Washington channel.

UNLV WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS: Back To The Road For The Rebels




Rebels to take on Sacramento State and Northern Arizona

The UNLV women’s soccer team is back on the road, the first of a six-game stretch away from Las Vegas, with games at Sacramento State and Northern Arizona this weekend. This will be only the third-ever meeting between the Rebels and the Sac State Hornets, and the seventh all-time with the Lumberjacks, though only the second since 2004. Last season the Rebels posted a 2-0 win in Michael Coll’s first game as head coach at UNLV.

Weekend preview (Video)

UNLV at Sacramento State (Friday, 2:30 pm)
Live video –  None
Live stats –  http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=28711

UNLV at Northern Arizona (Sunday, 5 pm)
Live video None
Live stats  http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=27594

UNLV Weekly Soccer Release

All About The Rebels

The Rebels come in with the top scoring offense in the Mountain West, averaging 2.75 goals per game, thanks mostly to a trio of players. Senior forward Jenn Wolfe, sophomore midfielder Susie Bernal and junior midfielder Denali Murnan rank 1-2-4- in the Mountain West in total points this season, as of games played through Sept. 4.

Scouting Sacramento State
The Hornets are 1-2 on the season, having started out with a pair of losses at UC Davis and Cal Poly, before bouncing back to win at CSU Bakersfield by a 3-1 score, for their only three goals of the year. Friday’s game against UNLV will be their first home contest of the year.

Alyssa Anderson has two of the team’s three goals this season for four points, while Kimberly Mata has played all 270 minutes in goal, and has a 2.00 GAA.

Scouting Northern Arizona
NAU is tied for 10th this week in the NSCAA Pacific Region Poll, thanks to a 3-0-1 mark to start the season. That includes road wins at Long Beach State at CSU Bakersfield, both by a 1-0 margin, while the tie game at UC Riverside, a team UNLV defeated 3-2 in the season opener.

Four players are tied for the team lead with three points. In goal is Lauren Weaver with a 0.71 GAA, having allowed only three goals all season.

Next Time Out
It will be a second straight week on the road, with the Rebels off to the Northwest to face Washington State and Idaho. The Washington State contest will be on Friday, Sept. 13 at 2:30 pm in Pullman, and will be shown live on the Pac-12 Network, while UNLV faces Idaho in Moscow on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 12 pm (PT).



The UNLV men’s tennis team will open its 2013 spring dual-match season by hosting two matches this weekend.

The Rebels welcome future Mountain West foe Utah State Friday for a match that begins with doubles play at noon. UNLV will then play Northern Arizona on Sunday at noon. All matches at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on campus are free of charge to fans.

This weekend’s matches are part of a five-date homestand to begin 2013. The complete schedule is available at www.unlvrebels.com.

“We’re excited to get going on the season,” said head coach Owen Hambrook, who is in his 10th year leading the men’s program. “We’ve been working hard getting ready and we are looking forward to seeing a couple of new guys on the team make their debut this weekend.”