Kreutz, a native of Clovis, California, is having a monster senior campaign up front so far with her five goals already matching her total from a year ago. Against the Lumberjacks, the speedy Kreutz put the Rebels up early with a breakaway goal in the 13th minute, which proved to be the game-winner. On Sunday with UNLV and Montana locked in a scoreless battle midway through the second half, Kreutz made a nifty move in the box to shake her defender, then squeezed the ball past the goalie to give the Rebels the lead for good in the 62nd minute. In total, four of Kreutz’s five goals have been the game winners.
Sevilla, a Las Vegas native who graduated high school early to enroll at UNLV last spring, became just the second true freshman keeper to start a season opener for UNLV and has started every game since. At NAU, Sevilla recorded saves on five of seven shots by the Lumberjacks to nab the shutout, then followed with a career-high eight saves Sunday to blank the Grizzlies. Sevilla now has three consecutive shutouts in goal for the Rebels, which hasn’t happened for UNLV since the 2006 season, while she has not allowed a goal in her last 345 minutes spanning four games.
The Mountain West honors are the 51st and 52nd for UNLV all-time, while this marks the first time the Rebels have swept both awards in the same week since they did it back-to-back weeks on August 22 and August 29 of 2016.
UNLV sits atop the Mountain West standings at 6-1-1 with one non-conference game remaining at UC Riverside on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m.