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UNLV WOMEN’S SOCCER NEWS: Rebels Host San Jose State, Fresno State On Senior Weekend

 

REBELS HOST SAN JOSE STATE, FRESNO STATE ON SENIOR WEEKEND

 

UNLV will honor eight seniors prior to Sunday’s game against the Bulldogs at 1 p.m.

 

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With three games remaining in the regular season, the UNLV women’s soccer team will be at Peter Johann Memorial Field this weekend for its final home matches of 2021 as the Rebels host San Jose State and Fresno State on Friday and Sunday, respectively. Friday night’s kickoff against the Spartans is set for 7 p.m. while Sunday’s match will begin at 1 p.m. on Senior Day. UNLV will be honoring eight seniors prior to Sunday’s kickoff. Both games will be streamed live on the Mountain West Network.

The Rebels enter the weekend 10-7 overall and 3-5 in league standings, coming off a third overtime heartbreaker in conference play at Colorado State on Sunday. Despite the loss, with so much parity in Mountain West women’s soccer this fall, the Rebels are still fighting for a chance to be one of the six teams that qualify for the Mountain West tournament. UNLV is currently tied for eighth, but is only two points out of sixth place with three games left to play.

It will be another tall task as San Jose State comes in at 7-8-1 and fourth in the Mountain West at 4-3-1, while Fresno State is tied atop the league standings at 5-2-1 with New Mexico. The Rebels already have experience knocking off the first-place team as they have done it twice now under second-year head coach Jenny Ruiz-Williams – first last spring with a 3-2 overtime victory over San Diego State and just two weeks ago with a 2-1 win over New Mexico at home. The Scarlet and Gray faced off with each of the visiting squads last spring – twice in fact – during the covid-shortened campaign, with UNLV beating SJSU twice by the score of 3-0 and splitting with Fresno State – a 3-2 loss in Fresno and a 2-1 overtime win in Las Vegas.

Despite having some trouble finding the back of the net during conference play, the Rebels continue to rank in the top half of the conference offensively, ranking third in points (71), second in goals (28), second in goals per game (1.65) and sixth in assists (15). Junior Lourdes Bosch is fourth individually with 42 shots on the year, while her team-high five assists are tied for third and her 13 points are tied for ninth. Defensively, UNLV is sixth in goals-against-average (1.26) and tied for fourth with five shutouts.

The eight seniors being honored as part of Sunday’s Senior Day festivities are: Taylor Clark, Moriah Lucas, Aubree Incardone, Ariana Reyes, Alyssa Granados, Samantha Bailley, Jadyn Nogues and Kaila Ambrosio.

Admission to attend the games in person is $6 per adult when purchased in advance of game day and free for kids in high school or younger. Season and single-game tickets can be purchased at UNLVTickets.com. Fans can watch both games live on the Mountain West Network and can follow through live stats. All links are available on UNLVRebels.com. Fans can also follow the action with in-game updates via Twitter on the official team account @UNLVwSoccer.

 

Stat Leaders:

  • Points: Lourdes Bosch (13); Marcella Brooks (10); Hevani Haunga (8); Alysa Caso (7); Nailah Harpring (4)
  • Goals: Marcella Brooks (4); Hevana Haunga (4); Lourdes Bosch (4); Alysa Caso (3); Nailah Harpring (2)
  • Assists: Lourdes Bosch (5); Marcella Brooks (2); Alyssa Granados (2)
  • Saves: Taylor Book (25); Riley Liebsack (23)

News & Notes

  • UNLV finished its non-conference slate 7-2, winning seven of eight after a season-opening loss; best non-league record since 2018.
  • The Rebels have suffered three overtime losses during conference play in 2021
  • UNLV opened the season at home for the ninth time in the last 11 seasons and 16th time since the program’s inaugural year in 1998.
  • The 2021 campaign marks head coach Jenny Ruiz-Williams’ second season at the helm of the Rebel women’s soccer program.
  • After seeing only four players record hat tricks five times over the first 22 seasons in program history, two Rebels have now done it just over a season into Ruiz-Williams’ era. Hevani Haunga accomplished the feat against UC San Diego and sophomore Nailah Harper did it during her freshman campaign in the spring of 2021 at San Jose State
  • Ruiz-Williams is the first UNLV women’s soccer alumnae to lead the program
  • In the conference-only spring 2021 season, UNLV went 5-4-1 overall and finished tied for fourth in league standings

 

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