Men's Soccer Set To Face UNLV In Opening Match Of WAC Championship

Nov. 13, 2013

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San Jose, Calif. - The San José State men's soccer team travels to the Air Force Academy, host of the 2013 Western Athletic Conference Championship Tournament, and face the UNLV Rebels in the opening round on Thursday.

#6 SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY (3-12-3)

vs. #3 UNLV (7-10-1)

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6:00 p.m. (MT)

Air Force Academy Soccer Stadium - Colorado Springs, Colo.

 

2013 WAC Championship Tournament Bracket

Thursday, November 14

Match 1 - #4 Air Force vs. #5 Houston Baptist, 12:00 p.m.

Match 2 - #2 CSU Bakersfield vs. #7 Kansas City, 3:00 p.m.

Match 3 - #3 UNLV vs. San José State, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, November 15

Match 4 - #1 Seattle U vs. Winner Match 1, 3:00 p.m.

Match 5 - Winner Match 2 vs. Winner Match 3, 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 17

Match 6 - Winner Match 4 vs. Winner Match 5, 12:00 p.m.

 

LIVE STATS

Fans can view live stats of all San José State matches in the WAC Championship tournament by accessing the "Live Stats" feature at www.sjsuspartans.com. Click on the link on men's soccer's schedule page to follow the action.

VIDEO STREAMING

All six matches of the 2013 WAC Championship Tournament can be seen on www.WAC.tv by accessing the soccer tournament package for a one time price of $11.95.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Keep up with all 16 San José State's team through social media sites Twitter and Facebook. For Twitter go to @sjsuathletics and on Facebook become friends with Sammy Spartan.

KNIBBS NAMED AN ALL-WAC PERFORMER

Forward Rory Knibbs has been named to the All-Western Athletic Conference second-team by a vote of the league's eight head coaches.

Knibbs, a freshman from London, England, led the Spartans with seven goals, 16 points, 40 shots, 25 shots on goal and two game winners.  In addition, he had two assists.

In 10 WAC games he ranked second in goals (6), points (13) and game winners (2).  He found the back of the net twice versus Grand Canyon (10/25) and again against Kansas City (11/1) the next week and is one of three players in WAC competition to have two or more multi-goal games.

SCOUTING UNLV

The Rebels enter the tournament with a 7-10-1 record and are the third seed.  The teams met twice this season, with each side earning a 1-0 win on its home field.

UNLV's leading scorer is Rodrigo Fuentes (6 G, 4 A, 16 pts.).  Along with Fuentes, Joaquin Rivas (5 G, 3 A, 13 pts.) and Salvador Bernal (4 G, 4 A, 12 pts.) are the top point getters.

Ryan Harding, with a 0.91 GAA and .883 save %, has spent the majority of time in goal for the Rebels.

Head Coach Rich Ryerson is in his fourth season leading the UNLV program. He brought a 15-39-3 career record into this season.