The UNLV softball team continues its fall season with a round robin tournament this Friday and Saturday. The Rebels will welcome the College of Southern Nevada and Cypress College to Eller Media Stadium. Each squad will participate in a total of four games apiece.
The UNLV volleyball team forced a fifth and final frame in Thursday night's affair against the Wyoming Cowgirls, but came out on the losing side in a 3-2 decision (15-25, 25-18, 25-23, 20-25, 15-13) at the Cox Pavilion. After jumping ahead with their 19th first-set win, the Rebels faltered in the second and third stanzas only to pull even in the fourth. Unfortunately, the Cowgirls were able to hold off the home side in the fifth after seeing their five-point cushion cut to one on three occasions.
For the first time since 2008 a UNLV player was named to the Capital One Academic All-District VIII Men's Soccer team, as Kyle Mellies was selected to the first team the organization of sports information directors (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday.
The UNLV cross country team will return to familiar territory for the 2014 Mountain West Championships Friday. The Rebels opened the season in early September with a third-place showing at the Fresno State Invitational at Woodward Park, the site of this year's conference championships.
The UNLV Rebels, who just completed a perfect 4-0 road swing in a 10-day time frame, kick off the second half of the Mountain West season with return engagements from the Wyoming Cowgirls and #7 Colorado State Rams this week. These two bouts have implications at the top of the MW standings with CSU (10-0), UNLV (7-2) and Wyoming (7-3) sitting in first through third place, respectively.