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Midfielder Alyssa Coonrod rushes past a UNLV player on Oct. 4 at UNM’s Soccer Complex. The Lobos play at home against San Jose State on Oct. 16 and Fresno State on Oct. 18.

Women's soccer: Players thrive in a variety of roles

Alyssa Coonrod: an attacking midfielder who has been playing at a left back defensive position. Jennifer Muñoz: listed at midfielder/forward seeing time at the center back spot. Quincy Slora: a forward who has been at about every position possible. Several players on the New Mexico women’s soccer team are getting action outside their natural positions. In some cases those players are thriving in their new roles, head coach Heather Dyche said.

Lobos Mens Soccer Director of Operations Travis Campbell congradulates midfielder Josh Goss after their game against Kentucky State. Campbell has been the Director of Operations for the Lobos for two seasons now.

Men's soccer: Team's director of operations keeps Lobos running

The Lobos have ranked in the top 15 in attendance nationally every season since 2001, when the NCAA began keeping attendance statistics. In 2014, New Mexico ranked eighth with a total of 25,038 spectators in 11 games, and an average of 2,276 per game. It’s no secret that the Lobos like to see the UNM Soccer Complex packed for home matches. But it’s the job of one guy in particular to get that crowd going. His name is Travis Campbell, the director of operations for the Lobo men’s soccer program.

Lobo defender Yuri Domiciano protects the ball from a SFU player September 30. The Lobos lost to Old Dominion 0-2 and play VALPO Wednesday at UNM's Soccer Complex.

Men's soccer: Lobos' C-USA woes continue in loss to Old Dominion

The New Mexico men’s soccer team lost its third Conference USA match 2-0 against the No. 11 Old Dominion Monarchs on Saturday night. The Lobos have yet to win a conference match this season. Their regular season was off to a promising start with a 5-1-1 record in the first seven matches. The one loss was against then-No. 1 UCLA. New Mexico was ranked as high as No. 7 in the NCAA Coaches’ Poll this season. However, the Lobos have dropped three of their last four games. Saturday’s match brought their record to 6-4-1 overall and 0-3-0 C-USA.

Forward Eileen Zendejas scrambles for the ball downfield against a UNLV player during their game on Oct. 4. Over the weekend the Lobos tied with Wyoming and beat Colorado State 2-0. 

Women's soccer: Lobos get four points out of weekend road trip

New Mexico women's soccer remains unbeaten in three meetings with Colorado State following Sunday's 2-1 victory in Fort Collins, Colorado, putting the Lobos back in the win column. UNM lost to UNLV last weekend and tied Wyoming in a scoreless draw on Friday. Goals from midfielder/forward Lindsey Guice and forward Quincy Slora against the Rams ensured that trend didn't continue. All 22 Lobos on the road trip saw playing time against either Wyoming or Colorado State.

Midfielder Alyssa Coonrod braces for a header while playing against UNLV on Sunday Oct. 4, 2015. The Lobos are playing out of state against Wyoming Oct. 9.

Women's soccer: Lobos travel to Wyoming, Colorado State this weekend

In a conference where teams are beating each other up in the standings, every win becomes valuable and every loss can hurt. That’s the way the Mountain West Conference has been shaking out this women’s soccer season so far. There are no more unbeaten as Colorado College fell to Fresno State on Thursday. Eight of the 12 teams have at least two wins after the first two and a half weeks.

Lobo goalkeeper Cassie Ulrich grabs the ball away from UNLV’s offense during their game on Sunday. UNM is on the road playing Wyoming October 9.

Women's soccer: Goalkeeper Ulrich in third for career wins at UNM

During New Mexico’s conference opening road trip Sept. 25-27, Cassie Ulrich didn’t know when she moved into third in UNM’s record books most wins by a goalkeeper, at least not immediately. “Last weekend I think maybe after the Boise game or something someone said I was tied,” she said. “It got tweeted about, and then of course the win against Boise I moved up into that. I just found out through my teammates and (Head Coach) Heather (Dyche) said in the press conference that I had.”

Forward Quincy Slora passes the ball down field while evaiding a UNLV player during their game Sunday Oct. 4, 2015. The Lobos lost 1-3 and will play San Jose Oct. 16.

Women's soccer: Lobos drop first loss in Mountain West play

New Mexico’s first Mountain West loss came at the hands of a team that had lost its first three conference games. After Friday’s win gave them a 3-0 conference record, the Lobos fell from the Mountain West’s unbeatens with a 3-1 loss to UNLV Sunday afternoon at the UNM Soccer Complex. The Rebels also picked up their first MW win of the season.

New Mexico's Dylann O'Connor dumps the ball in to the Nevada defensive end against Nevada Friday night at the UNM Soccer Complex. UNM improved to 3-0 in Mountain West play following a 1-0 win over the Wolfpack.

Women's soccer: Lobos improve to 3-0 in MW play

An ugly win Friday night kept the New Mexico women’s soccer team undefeated in Mountain West Conference play through the first three games. Forward Ruth Bruciaga scored the game’s only goal in UNM’s 1-0 victory over Nevada at the UNM Soccer Complex, the Lobos’ first action at home in nearly a month.

Lobo's forward Korynn Blanksma battles with two Idaho State players during their game Sept. 3, 2015. The Lobos play the Nevada Wolf Pack Friday at 7 p.m..

Women's soccer: Lobos' 2-0 MW start is huge, coach says

After the opening weekend, the Mountain West looks like a balanced women’s soccer conference. Every team – except one-win Fresno State – has between three to five wins in their overall records. That makes New Mexico’s 2-0 start in MW play all the more valuable. UNM (4-5-0 overall) is one of three teams to survive the first conference weekend unbeaten, joining Colorado College (4-6-1) and San Jose State (4-4-2) with unblemished starts. Two of the five-win teams -- San Diego State and Wyoming -- split the first two conference games and the other two – UNLV and Utah State – dropped the first two MW contests.

Lobos forward Chris Wehan runs past South Caroline midfielder Martin Ramos during their game Sept. 25, 2015. The Lobos lost to the Gamecocks 2-1.

Men's soccer: UNM looks to bounce back after conference loss

The Lobos were crushed after losing 2-1 in their conference opener against South Carolina on Friday. UNM head coach Jeremy Fishbein said it’s time to get over it. “Now it’s an opportunity to get back at it,” he said. “Our challenge now is ‘Hey can you learn from it?’ ‘Can you be motivated?’” Tonight, the Lobos (5-2-1) will get the opportunity to make improvements when hosting the University of San Francisco Dons for a non-conference match.

Lobos Goalkeeper Cassie Ulrich sends the ball downfield during their game against Idaho State Sept. 3, 2015. The Lobos beat Boise States’ Broncos 2-1 this past Sunday.

Women's soccer: Lobos begin MW schedule with a pair of road wins

New Mexico's brutal nonconference slate may have set the women's soccer team up well for Mountain West play. The Lobos captured two road wins to start the conference schedule with a 1-0 victory at Utah State on Friday and a 2-1 decision over Boise State on Sunday. They are 2-0 in the MWC after completing a 2-5 nonconference mark, where all five losses came against teams in the Power Five conferences. "I thought Boise State was outstanding," Lobo head coach Heather Dyche said in a statement. "They keep the ball and they connect passes. In the first half they were a better team than we were, but in the second half we made some adjustments, played a little higher, and I think that disrupted them a bit."

Lobo midfielder Chris Wehan just moments before firing on UCSB's goal Sept. 6, 2015. The Lobos have won their last five games and plan for a sixth against South Carolina this Friday.

Men's soccer: South Carolina, Charlotte on tap for Lobos' C-USA openers

The No. 7 UNM men’s soccer team will begin conference play tonight with an away match against the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Lobos (5-1-1) are the only team in Conference USA that has yet to play a conference match. The Gamecocks (4-2-1) won their C-USA opener by defeating the University of Alabama at Birmingham 1-0 last week. Before this game, South Carolina was having trouble on the defensive side, having allowed 11 goals in its previous three matches.

Lobo's forward Korynn Blanksma fights her way through two Idaho State players during their game Sept. 3, 2015. The Lobos are on the road playing Utah State this Friday.

Women's soccer: Lobos enter MW play after fierce nonconference slate

No more Big Ten, ACC, Pac-12 and Big 12 teams. The New Mexico women’s soccer team can now turn its attention to the Mountain West. The Lobos (2-5) open MW play this weekend with a road trip to Utah State and Boise State after completing a schedule that includes programs from the top collegiate athletic conferences. All five UNM losses came against the so-called Power Five conferences, and three of those outings could have been Lobo victories. The losses to Texas Tech, Minnesota and Michigan State all came by 1-0 decisions, and head coach Heather Dyche’s squad actually outshot Big Ten’s Golden Gophers and Spartans two weeks ago.

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