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UNLV roundup: Women’s soccer team blanked in season opener

Alexis White scored in the 38th minute, and fellow sophomore Taylor Thames had three saves in her first shutout to lead Cal State Northridge past UNLV 1-0 in both women’s soccer teams’ season opener Thursday at Johann Memorial Field.

Emberly Sevilla had four saves for the Rebels (0-1), who held a 15-12 edge in shots in losing their season opener for the first time in six seasons under coach Chris Shaw.

The Matadors (1-0) were called for 11 fouls, while UNLV was whistled for three.

Rebels freshman midfielder Marcella Brooks, a Coronado product, made her first collegiate start and led UNLV in shots with four.

The teams also opened their 2018 season against each other, with UNLV winning 3-1 in Northridge, California. The Matadors hold a 5-3 edge in the all-time series.

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