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.
The No. 23 UNM men’s soccer team fought through double overtime and finished its last nonconference match of the season with a 1-1 draw with Valparaiso Wednesday night. “That was a good opponent.
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.
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.
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.
The New Mexico women’s soccer team gained a point in the Mountain West Conference standings Friday afternoon with a scoreless draw at Wyoming. Lobo goalkeeper Cassie Ulrich stopped a season-high eight saves, including a Cowgirl penalty kick in the 88th minute.
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.
Two games in, the Lobos are still looking for their first Conference USA win of the season. New Mexico’s next opportunity will be on Saturday when they go on the road to face No.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
The Lobos hadn’t scored a goal in the first half of any game this season. Wednesday night they scored three. The No.
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.
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."
The UNM men’s soccer team fell 2-1 in its Conference USA opener to the South Carolina Gamecocks during an overtime battle. The Lobos (5-2-1, 0-1-0 MW) came into tonight’s match with a five-game winning streak and a No.
Ruth Bruciaga scored late to lead the New Mexico women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory at Utah State in Friday's Mountain West opener. In the 76th minute, Bruciaga netted the game's lone goal off a corner kick.
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.
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.