UNLV MEN’S SOCCER OPENS WAC TOURNAMENT PLAY TUESDAY AGAINST SEATTLE
Rebels are this year’s tournament host and are the fourth seed in the six-team field, limited number of tickets still available for fans
UNLV makes its return to the WAC Men’s Soccer Tournament for the first time since 2018 as the Rebels are hosting this year’s event, held at Peter Johann Memorial Field from Tuesday-Saturday. The No. 4 seeded Rebels will face the No. 5 seed Seattle Redhawksin the first game of the first round at 11 am Tuesday, with the winner advancing to face top-seed and season champion Grand Canyon on Thursday. The championship game is slated for Saturday afternoon.
All games in this year’s WAC Tournament are being broadcast by the WAC Digital Network on ESPN+. Ben Wilson will provide the play-by-play and will be joined by Philipp Weise as color analyst. A limited number of tickets are available to the general public for all five games, fans should go to UNLVtickets.com for more information.
UNLV is coming off two tough one-goal losses to close out the regular season, with one coming on the road at San Jose State on April 5, and the other coming when the Rebels gave up two shorthanded goals in a 2-1 home loss to the 15th-ranked GCU Antelopes to end the regular season on April 10.
Seattle meanwhile could come in a little rusty, having played just two games since March 16 as four of its past six games have been cancelled. The Redhawks did rout Dixie State 7-1 on March 21, but hasn’t played since a 1-0 road loss at California Baptist.
The Rebels faced the WAC preseason favorite Redhawks in Seattle on Feb. 27 for their regular season meeting. UNLV played Seattle to a 1-1 draw after a double overtime battle, as the Redhawks managed to find a tying scoring with just minutes left in the second half after UNLV scored an early goal off a corner kick to open the game.
The Rebels are 3-1-1 on its home field this season and have yet to allow a goal when playing at full strength. Seattle enters tied for second in the conference in goals scored (17), but will have to go against UNLV’s solid goaltending which has a 0.94 GAA and five shutouts this season. This is the first meeting in the tournament between the two since the 2017 semifinals, which ended in a 0-0 double-overtime tie before Redhawks advanced after winning a penalty kick shootout.