UNLV’s men’s soccer team struggled to keep up with the California Baptist offense Saturday night during their first conference game of the season, losing 1-3.
This was the first home loss of the season for the Rebels, who move to 4-4 on the year and 0-1 in WAC play.
The Lancers were first on the scoreboard in the first half hour to secure the lead of the game, with a goal by Bryan Iliohan assisted by Danny Garcia.
Five minutes into the second half, Iliohan scored once again for CBU. This time with an assist from Luis Mueller.
UNLV senior Bailey Letherman drew a foul in the CBU defensive box and converted the ensuing penalty kick in the 55th minute for the Scarlet and Gray’s only score of the night.
The Lancers had 12 fouls called against them throughout the night, including two yellow cards handed out to Brian Gonzalez and David Cordes.
CBU sealed the victory with a final goal during the last three minutes as Iliohan kicked the ball into the net yet again.
The Rebels kept up pressure on the attack through the end of the contest to finish with a 13-12 shot advantage, including a couple threatening shots inside the box by Skyler Goo and Aedon Kyra.
UNLV will hit the road for a two-game road trip to continue to play WAC games, starting off with a match against Seattle on Friday, Oct. 1. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.