UNLV roundup: Freshman Liu second in women’s golf opener

UNLV freshman Cathy Liu shot rounds of 68 and 72 on Monday for a 4-over-par 140, good for second place heading into the final round of the season-opening Dick McGuire/Branch Law Firm Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

As a team, the Rebels are tied with New Mexico for ninth in the 18-team field at 8-over 584, nine strokes behind leader Oklahoma State.

UNLV senior Mackenzie Raim is tied for eighth in the 99-player field at 1-under 143. Arizona’s Bianca Pagdanganan leads at 10-under 134.

Also for the Rebels, sophomore Nastasia Kossacky is tied for 28th at 146, junior Shannon Oh and freshman Polly Mack are tied for 66th at 151, and sophomore Alli Kim is tied for 73rd at 152.


At Napa, Calif., Ruben Alberts notched a three-set victory, and Courtney Lock won in straight sets, both against players from San Diego, as the Rebels split their final four matches in the College Invitational.

Alberts downed Joel Gamerov 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, and Lock defeated Pratt Keerasuntonpong 6-0, 6-2.

In doubles, UNLV’s two teams lost to teams from Dartmouth. Lock and Evaldo Neto fell 6-4 to Charlie Broom and Max Fliegner, and Alberts and Richard Solberg lost 6-4 to Dave Horneffer and Ciro Riccardi.


At Los Angeles, Brian Iloski scored his fourth goal of the season on a penalty kick in the 88th minute to send No. 25-ranked UCLA (2-2) to a 1-0 win over the Rebels (1-4).

Enrique Adame had six saves for UNLV, which was outshot 13-9.

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