Skip to Content, Navigation, or Footer.
The Daily Lobo The Independent Voice of UNM since 1895
Latest Issue
Read our print edition on Issuu
	Shelbie Luna celebrates after scoring a goal during Wednesday’s game at the UNM Soccer Complex. UNM defeated University of Northern Colorado 3-1.

Shelbie Luna celebrates after scoring a goal during Wednesday’s game at the UNM Soccer Complex. UNM defeated University of Northern Colorado 3-1.

Star player energizes youthful team

The UNM women’s soccer team has surpassed all expectations.

The Lobos are 8-0-2 overall this season, and they’ve matched their number of wins from last season after handling Northern Colorado, 3-1, on Wednesday at the UNM Soccer Complex.

Head coach Kit Vela said the difference comes from a rejuvenated team.

“It’s our team chemistry,” she said. “We just have a lot of heart and young talent.”

Of that young talent, sophomore Jennifer Williams didn’t need much time to put the Lobos on the scoreboard. Less than four minutes into the game, Williams scored her eighth goal of the season.

“They were a little flat and they gave us a lot of space to work with,” Williams said. “We could have gone at them harder, and we should have, but we got the win.”

The goal was easy for Williams, as she was able to capitalize on a deflection from a fellow Lobo for that first goal.

“(Williams is) very good and she’s getting better,” Vela said.

Along with her eight goals, Williams has contributed four assists for the Lobos with their strong start to the season. In the last four weeks she has been Mountain West Conference Player of the Week three times, which is a school record.

“It’s an incredible feeling,” Williams said. “It’s not all me. The whole team works hard. They’re the ones that get me the ball.”

UNM has out-scored its opponents easily, 20-4, in 2009.

“Our team motivates each other. We all want to get to the next level,” Williams said. “We all give 100 percent on the field.”

Enjoy what you're reading?
Get content from The Daily Lobo delivered to your inbox
Subscribe

*Up Next

Friday
UNM Soccer Complex
7 p.m. *

Comments
Popular


Powered by SNworks Solutions by The State News
All Content © 2024 The Daily Lobo