Friday's match had a near-full-house and lively atmosphere which the Rebs used to their advantage in a 2-1 victory over Houston Baptist.
Rodrigo Fuentes got UNLV on the board early with a Bradley Kamdem-assisted goal in the 12th minute. They continued to keep the majority of possession in the first half but the second 45 saw the Huskies tie things up in the 52nd minute. Play evened out for a bit till the Rebels started ramping up the attack in the fnal twenty minutes and finally got the go-ahead score in the 86th minute when Danny Musovski took a ball in the box from Oscar Velasquez, headed the ball downward into goal which the Huskies keeper stopped but was behind the line when he did. Not the prettiest but it still counts for Musovski's 6th goal of the season and a Rebels victory.
Supporting-wise it was a fun night. We were not 100% full-force Mob Squad-wise but there was a great group of students who were rolling with us so it was a nice atmosphere.
Sunday's game vs UTRGV was a bit quieter (though the Mob Squad were of course bringing the noise) attendance as well as action-wise, as the Rebs win streak ended at 7 with a 0-1 defeat at the hands of the Vaqueros.
The boys just couldn't seem to get anything going in the first half and fell behind after a UTRGV corner kick produced a loose ball that UTRGV put in the back of the net. Second half saw the Rebs a bit more lively with nine shots taken (three on goal) but they just weren't able to convert. Tough loss but the Vaqueros seemed to be playing for 0-0 from the start and once they got their fluke goal doubled down on their bunkering down.
Supporting-wise it was fun as always. We were almost at full-strength so we did pretty good especially considering the rest of the stadium was not noisy at all.
Also, we can not say enough great things about the free tailgate the UNLV Alumni guys have been putting together all season. They're outdoing themselves each week. We've said it before but if you haven't done so already you owe it to yourself to check it out. And throw a lil something in the donation jar, cuz a) we can drink and b) I know we're not cheap to feed.