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UNLV roundup: Women’s soccer team dominates opener

Robin Pollard and Kaila Brinkman scored two goals apiece Friday to lead UNLV to a season-opening 5-1 win over Illinois-Chicago in the UNLV Invitational women’s soccer tournament at Johann Memorial Field.

Freshman goalkeeper Emberly Sevilla shut out the Flames (0-1) over the final 80 minutes, stopping three of four shots in total, as the Rebels held a 22-8 edge in shots — including an 11-4 advantage in shots on goal.

Caitlyn Kreutz scored off her own rebound in the 61st minute to put UNLV (1-0) ahead to stay as the Rebels won their season opener for the eighth straight season.

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UNLV roundup: Wilson-Perteete runs to gold for U.S. in 800

UNLV rising junior Avi’Tal Wilson-Perteete won the gold medal in the 800-meter run Saturday while representing the United States at the NACAC U18 U23 Championships in Queretaro, Mexico.