Oct. 17, 2008
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -
UNLV broke a two-year losing streak to Wyoming in regular season action on Friday night, as the Rebels scored two second half goals to post a 3-1 victory in Mountain West Conference women's soccer action from Peter Johann Memorial Field in Las Vegas. The win improved UNLV to 10-5-1 on the year, and 2-2 in league play, while the Cowgirls dropped to 8-7-1, 2-2 in the MWC.
The Rebels scored the game's first goal early in the first half, when Dani Morin sent a shot to the left side of the goal in the 18th minute.
Wyoming would tie the score in the 30th minute when Amanda Lathrop blasted a shot from 25 yards out that hit the bottom of the crossbar, and then went straight down, just across the goalline. Emily Layton assisted on the score.
The game would go into halftime tied at 1-1, and remained that way until the 60th minute when UNLV's Shannon Hughes put in a rebound off her own initial shot, and the Rebels went up by a 2-1 score.
Brianna Moore scored the night's final goal in the 81st minute to put UNLV up 3-1.
The three goals by UNLV tied for the most ever scored by the Rebels against Wyoming, and were the first in a regular season game in three years, after 1-0 losses the past two years.
Wyoming held a 16-11 edge in shots, though the Rebels had eight corner kicks to just two for the Cowgirls. UNLV also made the most of its shots, as of the four attempted on goal, three were converted for scores.
Although the Cowgirls lost, Lathrop continues to write her name in the UW record books. With her goal against the Rebels she is now tied with fellow senior Tamika Wilson for the second most career goals all-time at UW with 20.
The Cowgirls return to action on Sunday, as they travel to take on San Diego State at 3:30 p.m.