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Women’s Soccer: Lobos beat Nevada to extend winning run

“It doesn’t have to be pretty, but you have to find a way to win on Sundays,” UNM head coach Heather Dyche said. The Lobos won their second Mountain West Conference game 1-0 against the University of Nevada. In conference play, teams typically play games on Friday night and Sunday afternoon. Last year, the Lobos only won one of their five Sunday conference games. By comparison, the Lobos performed well on Friday nights last year, winning four of six. Dyche said she wanted her team to learn from last year’s results — that winning on Fridays meant little if the team could not get a result on Sunday.


Junior midfielder, Wedner Delmonte scores a goal against Colorado School of Mines on Thursdays night exhibition game at the soccer complex. The Lobos defeated Colorado 3-1.
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Men’s soccer: Lobos win their second exhibition game 3-1

The University of New Mexico men’s soccer team took the field last night at their second exhibition game at the UNM Soccer Complex against Colorado School of Mines winning the game 3-1. Although the Lobos dominated early possession in the first half, opportunities were created for both teams to break the deadlock. There were a couple of mix-ups within the Lobos defense which, could have gone either way. However, the visitors failed to capitalize on it. Given this was an exhibition game, teams made sure to utilize different plays and tactics to help them sharpen up for the upcoming season. Both teams made use of their substitutions in the first half to get on the scoreboard, but neither could hit the back of the net.


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Women’s Soccer: Lobos Honor Former UNM Head Coach as the Spring Season Nears the Finish Line

Although considered the offseason, UNM women’s soccer has enjoyed a busy spring period. The Lobos finished the 2016 fall season with a record of 9-7-3 (5-5-1 MW), and missed out on the Mountain West Conference tournament. They finished eighth in the Conference standings, two points behind Boise State. The Lobos closed out the season on a positive note with a dramatic win over San Diego State University. The Lobos also received academic recognition for the fall season. Of the 60 UNM All-Academic Mountain West honorees, 16 were from the women’s soccer program.


Redshirt midfielder Chris Wehan celebrates with his teammates after he lands the Lobos' first goal against South Carolina Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 at the UNM Soccer Complex. 
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Men's Soccer: Lobos gear up for Senior Night battle with Old Dominion

Friday night marks “senior night” and the final game of the regular season for the UNM men’s soccer team. After already securing their spot at the Conference USA Championship, the Lobos will be looking to end this chapter with a victory over the Old Dominion Monarchs. The Lobos punched their ticket to the championship tournament after securing a 2-1 victory over the then-No. 25 South Carolina Gamecocks on Sunday. Senior midfielder Chris Wehan opened up the scoring in the first half, and senior forward Niko Hansen scored the winning goal in the second. New Mexico currently holds a 9-6-1 overall record and stands 3-3-1 in conference. They are fifth in the C-USA standings with 10 points.









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Women's Soccer: Ranked opponents give UNM winless start

The University of New Mexico women’s soccer team looked to bounce back after their 2-1 loss last Friday at Tech Texas, but fell short in a 2-0 loss to No. 21 California on Friday to remain winless on the young season. The Lobos came out of the gate aggressive and finding opportunities early. During the first 15 minutes of the game the Lobos outshot the Bears 4-2. 



The women’s soccer team form together to celebrate their victory against San Jose State late in the fall 2015 season. The Lobos will play California University this Friday in Berkeley, California.
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Women's Soccer: Two opening games, two ranked opponents

Following New Mexico’s season opening loss to No. 19 Texas Tech on the road, the women’s soccer team is headed to the west coast to take on yet another ranked opponent in the California Golden Bears. The Lobos (0-1-0) scheduled to start the season away from home, playing its first seven matches away from the UNM Soccer Complex.


Senior forward Niko Hansen puts up his hands in the shape of a heart after scoring a goal against UNLV Monday August 15, 2016, at the UNM Soccer Complex. The Lobos will play Indiana University this Friday in South Bend, Indiana.
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Men's Soccer: Lobos take on No. 13 Indiana to open season

When it comes to their season opener, the Lobos aren’t cautiously wading into the water, they are diving in head first. The UNM men’s soccer team will travel to South Bend, Indiana to face the Indiana University Hoosiers, a team that is currently ranked at No. 13. This is part of the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament weekend. The Lobos play Indiana on Friday and Notre Dame on Sunday.


UNM goalkeeper Jason Beaulieu kicks the ball towards a teammate on Saturday evening at the UNM soccer stadium. The Lobos beat the Washington Huskies 1-0 to close out exhibition play.
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Soccer: Defense doesn't allow a single goal in preseason

A lone goal and a strong defense helped the Lobos in a 1-0 victory over the University of Washington Huskies for their third and final preseason match on Saturday. Senior forward Niko Hansen banged in his fourth goal of the week with just six minutes remaining on the clock. This game-winner was also his 11th goal in 2016, as he scored seven in the spring.


Redshirt sophomore defender Gabriel Camera sends the ball towards the Fort Lewis goal keeper Thursday afternoon. Camera's shot put the gears in motion for the Lobos' second goal as it was rebounded and put in the net by forward Niko Hansen. 
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Men's Soccer: Lobos remain unblemished in preseason

Two down, one to go. The Lobos finished their second exhibition match with a 4-0 shutout victory over the Fort Lewis Skyhawks on Thursday morning. The Lobos were coming off of a 3-0 win against the UNLV Rebels earlier this week, which allowed UNM to enter Thursday’s match with confidence.

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