UNLV Women’s Soccer continue winning streak against California Baptist

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Junior Marcella Brooks moving past a defender during their game against Cal Baptist. Photo by Tia Guy.

UNLV women’s soccer hosted California Baptist Thursday afternoon at Johann Memorial Field with a 3-0 shutout victory. The Rebels secured their first four-game win streak since 2018. 

In the 20th minute, Lourdes Bosch got things rolling for the Rebels as she gained possession and delivered a rolling pass into the box that Nailah Harpring reached and knocked in for the first goal of the game. 

“After every game, our chemistry up top is getting better,” Bosch said. “Our wings are making great runs and I’m finding them to help get that ball in the net.”

Early in the second half, Bosch struck again with her second assist of the day with a pass to Alysa Caso who sent in the second goal for UNLV. 

Rebel Kennedi Schmidt secured the victory with a final goal late in the second half after she gained control of the ball inside of the goalie box where she managed to find the upper left corner of the net for her first college career goal. 

UNLV demonstrated a strong defense throughout the game with the Lancers having 14 shots (five on goal) while the Rebels only had eight shots (six on goal). 

“Our back line works so hard and when they get a result like that, it’s like when you’re an attacking player and you get the glory of making a goal so this is a good collective celebration for them,” head coach Jenny Ruiz-Williams said. “They battled each minute of the game, and the grass stains on our jerseys is a beautiful badge of honor that we’re very proud of.”

The Rebels hit the road to travel to Phoenix to take on Grand Canyon on Sept. 5 with kickoff starting at noon. 

“After every game, our chemistry is getting better,” Ruiz-Williams said. “Our wings are making great runs, and I’m finding them to help get that ball in the net.

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