FLASH UPDATE – FRIDAY
UNLV Rebels 1, Ohio 5 (5th goal empty net)
UNLV – Cody Williams scores from crease area; Joseph Kaszupski, Tristan Mayer assists
UNLV goalie – Ben Giesbrecht
//This is a hard, physical game – UNLV nearly scored a few times in 2nd period – Giesbrecht awesome in Rebels net – one of his greatest games….a great season comes to a close for the UNLV Rebels……
Friday, March 22, 2019
By Lee Samuels
Frisco, Texas – The loss still burns inside of the UNLV players. One season ago Cody Williams and Joseph Kaszupski scored, goalie Ben Giesbrecht was strong in the net and then #4 Ohio scored in overtime to win 3-2 at the ACHA D1 Nationals in Columbus.
Now – meaning Friday – UNLV hooks up again vs #4 Ohio in an eliminator game with everything on the line.
UNLV wins and moves on.
UNLV loses and takes the next flight home.
After beating #20 Robert Morris, Pa. University 4-3 yesterday the UNLV Rebels now look for sweet revenge.
“We need to have our best game of the year for sure,” said UNLV head coach Anthony Greener. “We need to have a hot start and put pressure on them right away with this being their first game in this tournament.”
It looks like coach Greener will keep the top line intact and that Ben Giesbrecht, a star goalie, will get the start against 19-4-6 Ohio. The big game will have a 10 am local time start at the Dr. Pepper Center Arena.
#13 UNLV 4, #20 Robert Morris, Pa. University 3
#14 Missouri State 4, #19 Buffalo 1
#15 Oklahoma 5, #18 Drexel 4
#17 Robert Morris, Ill. University 3, #16 Jamestown 2