Men’s soccer wins in overtime against Houston Baptist Huskies

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Senior Aedon Kyra steals the ball from a Houston Baptist defender in their home game Friday afternoon. Photo by Jordan Anders-McClain.

After making a late comeback to tie, Rebel’s Marco Gonzalez scored the game-winning goal in overtime to beat the Houston Baptist Huskies 2-1, marking their fourth game-winning goal of the season. 

Less than three minutes into the start of the game, Huskies’ Sebastian Cochrane scored against the Rebels, putting them up 1-0. The next 77 minutes would be scoreless as UNLV attempted seven shots on goal compared to the Huskies’ three. 

At the 79th minute mark, Aedon Kyra would score UNLV’s first goal with an assist by Gabriel Claudio, tying the game at 1-1. With no one able to score in the remaining 10 minutes, the game headed into overtime.

In overtime, the Huskies were unable to attempt a shot on the goal and the Rebels attempted two before they successfully scored. With an extra 4:30 on the clock, Gonzalez scored the final goal with an assist from Sam Wren and Kyra. 

“It happened so quickly,” said Gonzalez after the game. “I just tried to get on my feet as soon as possible and luckily it went our way and we won the game.

The Rebels were on a three-game losing streak before Friday night’s win. They improved to 5-6 for the season. 

“It’s a good feeling, just to get back on the score sheet again,” said Kyra. “Marco and I, we had a few rough games, and it’s good to get on the board again. Hopefully we can keep it going.”

The Rebels will return to Peter Johann Memorial Field to host a matchup on Oct. 10 against Chicago State with a 6 p.m. kickoff before heading on a three-game road trip.

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