The first night back on the pitch also became the first shutout victory of preseason for the Lobos. UNM took down the UNLV Rebels 3-0 on Monday during the first of three exhibitions the Lobos will be playing this week.
The UNM women’s soccer team played their one and only exhibition game on Sunday evening, besting in-state rival Eastern New Mexico 2-1. The game was in the Lobos' favor for the most part, but ended in dramatic fashion.
If the fall exhibition season is anything like the spring, the UNM men’s soccer team will be in good shape. Less than a week into their official fall training, the Lobos are getting ready to begin the preseason. They will get three matches over three dates, starting with University of Nevada Las Vegas on Monday, continuing with Fort Lewis on Thursday and finishing with Washington on Saturday.
Divided into two separate teams, the University of New Mexico women’s soccer team stepped on the field for their first game action of the year on Thursday night. In the intrasquad scrimmage, Cherry ended up defeating Silver by a 3-2 count. The entire team was in attendance besides head coach Heather Dyche.
After a long summer break, players and coaches returned to Robertson Field for the first official Lobo men’s soccer practice of the season on Wednesday morning. “I’ve been anxiously awaiting today and came away feeling great. I really like this team,” said head coach Jeremy Fishbein. “Energy levels were good today. The players where fit, sharp, unified. All you could ask for, for a first practice.”
New Mexico women’s soccer Head coach Heather Dyche will be making the trip to the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio this year. Dyche will be scouting and analyzing opponents in Rio, a UNM release stated.
New Mexico recruit Ethan Zubak has opted to forgo his college eligibility in order to pursue a professional career with the L.A. Galaxy. Zubak, a Los Angeles, California native, committed verbally to UNM as a junior in high school and signed his letter of intent in February of 2016. He will forgo his college eligibility to join the MLS.
New Mexico’s fall will be tested early on, as UNM released its 2016 schedule on Monday morning. The Lobos won’t even be able to showcase the 2016 squad until a month into the season, with their first seven nonconference games being on the road. The first two games will be against nationally ranked opponents.
Head coach Jeremy Fishbein said he wanted a shutout this Saturday. He got it. But he wasn’t exactly thrilled at the end of the game. The Lobos needed extra time to claim their 1-0 victory over the UCCS Mountain Lions.
Only two more weekends remain for the UNM men’s soccer spring exhibition season. The Lobos will host University of Colorado Colorado Springs for their first and only home game this spring. The following weekend, they will hit the road once more to compete against Denver at Highlands Ranch. UNM is 5-0-1 after battling two teams through winter-like conditions at Taos last Saturday.
The Lobos seem to be flourishing this spring. Four matches against four different opponents and the UNM men’s soccer team has yet to walk away with a loss.
After several weeks of vigorous training, the UNM men’s soccer team members won’t leave anything to chance, kicking off their spring exhibition season in Las Vegas this weekend. “We’re excited,” said head coach Jeremy Fishbein. “We’ve been training really hard. It’s been 10 weeks of hard work and I think the guys are ready to face some competition outside of their own team.”
Heather Dyche’s first full recruiting effort netted eight new players to the New Mexico women’s soccer team, UNM announced on Wednesday. During National Signing Day, the Lobos added players at every position: three forward, two defenders, two goalkeepers and a midfielder to replace seven graduating seniors, all from various positions. Dyche in a statement expressed her excitement for the 2016 recruiting class. “We think they will come in and push our current players for starting positions.
It’s that time of the year again. Six new players joined the UNM men’s soccer team for the 2016 National Signing Day. But this isn’t just any group of players, Top Drawer Soccer ranked this Lobo recruiting class as the fifth best class in the nation.
Aaron Herrera finished his first season with the UNM men’s soccer team with a total of 1,332 minutes played after making 15 appearances, including 14 starts. But that is only a small part of the freshman defender’s resume, which he began to build quite early.
“Humbling” is the word men’s soccer head coach Jeremy Fishbein used to describe the two seniors who will receive their college degrees this semester. The two “interesting cats,” as Fishbein described them, are Josh Dye and Adrian Mora Delgado. “Those are two stable guys,” Fishbein said. “More than anything, they epitomize what a student-athlete is. It’s a bit humbling. They’re both engineering majors with 4.0 GPAs and they’re Division I athletes.”
The UNM men’s soccer team fell 1-0 to the No. 17 South Carolina Gamecocks during the Conference USA Quarterfinals Wednesday night. Head coach Jeremy Fishbein described the loss as “gut-wrenching.” The Lobos (8-6-4) saw a lot of the ball, outshooting the Gamecocks 12-9, and 5-3 with shots on goal. But their efforts were not enough for a win.
After what could be described as a less-than-ideal regular season, the Lobos sneaked through to clinch a spot in this year’s Conference USA Championship. The Lobos had trouble during the regular season of conference play, only winning two matches. However, they say they are ready to take advantage of the opportunity presented to them.
The Lobos season is not yet over following a crucial 3-0 win over the Florida Atlantic Owls on Senior Night Friday. With this win the Lobos clinched their spot in this year’s Conference USA tournament. It was an important win, but by no means an easy one, especially since the first half was not so hot for the Lobos.
UNM forward Lindsey Guice kept New Mexico's Mountain West women's soccer tournament championship hopes alive, but a change at goalkeeper gave San Jose State an advantage in a shootout. The Lobos fell out of the tournament in heartbreaking fashion Thursday night in San Diego, losing the PK battle by three scores to two. It propelled the Spartans to the championship game against either San Diego State or Colorado College, who played later Thursday.