Men's Soccer Falls By One Goal For Seventh Time This Year

Oct. 20, 2013

Final Stats

Las Vegas, Nev. - The San José State men's soccer team saw the UNLV Rebels score a 65th minute goal and fell in its Western Athletic Conference match 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.

The one goal loss is the seventh of the season for the Spartans (1-10-2, 1-4-0 WAC) and the fifth time they fell 1-0.

For the match, UNLV (4-9-0, 2-3-0 WAC) outshot San José State 14-to-9 with each team putting five of its attempts on frame. The difference was a goal at the 64:31 mark by UNLV's Rodrigo Fuentes. He scored on a header to the far post on a ball played into the box by Salvador Bernal.

The teams played the first half evenly on the score sheet. Each side attempted four shots. Colton Portela and Rory Knibbs' shots were on goal, but stopped by Rebels' keeper Ryan Harding. For the Spartans, Emmanuel Espinosa stopped the only shot to reach his line and the teams went to the half tied 0-0.

In the second half, San José State was outshot 10-to-5. Enrique Montano attempted three of his team-high four shots, putting two on frame, but the Spartans couldn't put one past the UNLV keeper.

Eric Mendez took two shots in the match, one on goal, and Andy Moya had a single attempt. The Rebels's offense was led by three shots each from Jose Mendoza and Julian Portugal and Fuentes' goal.

The Spartans return to action on Friday, October 25 in Spartan Stadium against Grand Canyon. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.