Men’s Soccer Opens Home Schedule with a Pair of Weekend Matches

RIVERSIDE, Calif.— The UC Riverside Men’s Soccer Team (0-5-1) returns home this weekend to play at the UCR Soccer Stadium for the first time this season. The Highlanders will host UNLV in their home opener on Friday night and Saint Mary’s for a Sunday morning matchup.Visit to purchase tickets for both matches.SCOUTING THE REBELS
UNLV comes into Friday night’s matchup with a 4-2 record having lost two of its last three matchups including a 1-0 loss to Cal State Fullerton last Sunday. The Highlanders have bested the Rebels in the past winning six of the teams’ 11 matchups, but UNLV has taken the win in the last two meetings.SCOUTING THE GAELS
Saint Mary’s boasts an undefeated record of 5-0, but will face Sacramento State this weekend before making the trip down to Riverside.The Gaels have ended four of their five wins in shutout fashion including a 4-0 win over Cal Poly last Sunday. The Highlanders have faired well against Saint Mary’s in the past owning the all-time record 3-2-1.DON’T STOP BELIEVING
The Highlanders have fared well late in matches as they have scored three goals in the 85th minute or later. Two of those goals were knocked in by sophomore midfielder Daniel Aguirre.HOMECOMING
After starting the 2018 season with a six-match road stint, the Highlanders will return to Riverside for their first home match with UNLV on Friday, September 14th at 7:30 PM. Get your tickets here.

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