KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With a tight game heading into the second period, the UMKC men’s soccer team would fall to a quality UNLV squad to a score of 1-0 on Friday night.
During the first period of play, the Roos were able to control the Rebel’s offense and only allow four shots. It was struggle once again for UMKC to generate offense however, as the team managed one shot that sailed high above net for UNLV.
As the second period began, the game took a huge turn as UNLV midfielder Jesus Partida delivered the game-winning goal for the Rebels in the 47th minute. It was a quick possession for the Rebels who sliced their way through the middle of the pack and the shot from Partida slipped right past junior goalkeeper Filippo Errico (Verona, Italy).
Looking through the books, Errico delivered another solid game for UMKC as he allowed the one goal to Partida and saved four shots from the Rebels on the night.
It was a solid game from the UMKC defensive unit, but the offense was not able to generate any points for a team that has now produced seven goals on the 2018 campaign. Head coach Rick Benben was very optimistic on the effort put out by his UMKC squad on Friday night.
“We are extremely proud of the effort the guys put out tonight,” commented head coach Rick Benben. “They never stopped working and were very unlucky to come out on the short end of the match tonight.” “Another good performance by two quality WAC teams.”
Staying on campus for the weekend, the Roos will finish out the home stand with a matchup against Grand Canyon on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. CT.
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