New Mexico will take on a national party to search for a new women’s soccer head coach after the Lobos announced Kit Vela’s contract won’t be renewed. Vice President for Athletics Paul Krebs released a statement Thursday afternoon thanking Vela and her staff for their efforts, but said it was time to take the team in a new direction. "At this time, we have decided to not renew the contract for Kit Vela,” Krebs said in the release.
The season is over for the New Mexico men’s soccer team. The field for this year’s NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship was announced Monday morning, but with an 11-6-1 overall record, the Lobos did receive an at-large bid.
A pair of late goals ended the New Mexico men’s soccer team’s Conference USA tournament run in a 2-1 loss to Old Dominion Wednesday. The Lobos traveled to Norfolk, Virginia, to face the tournament host Old Dominion for quarterfinal action. The Lobos had defeated the Monarchs 4-0 earlier this season, and were looking for yet another victory against them. But this time, the tables turned.
Senior Night proved successful as the New Mexico men’s soccer team finished its regular-season campaign with a 2-1 victory over South Carolina on Friday. With the win, the Lobos (11-5-1, 4-4-0) earned the No. 5 seed and will face the Conference USA tournament host Old Dominion (fourth-seed) on Wednesday for quarterfinal action. “I was real proud of our guys,” head coach Jeremy Fishbein said. “There were some nerves going in because it was a big game. It was important to get that (win) under the belt and send the seniors out in style.”
The New Mexico men’s soccer team will host South Carolina tonight for senior night and its regular-season finale. Although the UNM is no longer in the run for the regular-season title, the Lobos say they think they can still take the Conference USA tournament, and perhaps the NCAA. “We control our own destiny,” head coach Jeremy Fishbein said.
It was a stunning loss for the New Mexico men’s soccer team. With 31 shots on goal and 15 corner kicks, the Lobos statistically proved better than Marshall University, who only recorded seven shots and no corner kicks. But Marshall proved better where it really counted. The Thundering Herd defeated the Lobos 2-1 on Saturday night. The loss brought an end to the Lobos’ five-game home winning streak.
A freshman midfielder ensured that her senior teammates would have a final home game they’ll never forget. Claire Lynch scored the game-winner in the 86th minute Sunday to give the Lobos a 2-1 Senior Day win over Wyoming.“I can’t imagine anything better. We went down, but our team physically didn’t go down mentally,” senior midfielder Alexis Leyba said. “To score in the last five minutes of the game is unreal and I will never, ever forget that.”
The New Mexico men’s soccer team played one of its best games of the season on Saturday night, shutting out the Old Dominion Monarchs 4-0. The Lobos, who wore pink as part of their “Lobos Love Pink” cancer-awareness promotion, were coming off a painful 0-1 loss against Kentucky. Old Dominion, on the other hand, came in on a three-game winning streak.But that did not shake UNM’s confidence. Still disappointed from last week’s performance, the Lobos pulled themselves together to turn things around at the UNM Soccer Complex.
The New Mexico men’s soccer team has some ground to make up in the Conference USA standings.UNM (9-3-1, 2-2-0 CUSA) sits in sixth place and will get an opportunity to move up when its hosts fourth-place Old Dominion (7-4-1, 2-1-1) on Saturday at the UNM Soccer Complex.
With the Mountain West Conference Tournament less than two weeks away, the University of New Mexico women’s soccer team hopes to move up in the conference standings.After a 2-0 loss on Sunday against the Utah State Aggies, the Lobos dropped to fifth place in the current conference standings — two spots lower than last week’s rankings.
Patience proved to be key for the 12th-ranked New Mexico men’s soccer team as it defeated the Missouri State Bears 2-0 in its last nonconference game Sunday night. This was the fourth straight win for the Lobos, who also won last week’s road game 2-0 against Florida Atlantic University.“We talked about the importance of this (four-game stretch), and we took care of business and won all four,” head coach Jeremy Fishbein said. “I think that’s the mark of a quality team.”
It’s benchmark time for the New Mexico men’s soccer team.With just seven games left in the regular season, head coach Jeremy Fishbein said the New Mexico men’s soccer team has the chance to prove its worth.
It didn’t take long for the New Mexico men’s soccer team to fix its scoring issues. Just 16 seconds into UNM’s non-conference match against West Virginia, a red card was issued to the Mountaineers, allowing midfielder Ben McKendry to take a penalty kick that gave the Lobos an early 1-0 lead.That was just the beginning of UNM’s scoring barrage in a 6-1 win over WVU Wednesday night at the UNM Soccer Complex.
Goals are hard enough to come by in soccer; multiple goals in a single game are even harder. Last week, UNM sophomore midfielder Ruth Bruciaga netted three goals against in-state rival New Mexico State.
New Mexico sophomore midfielder Ruth Bruciaga led the Lobos to a 4-1 victory over in-state rivals New Mexico State on Friday night at the Lobo Soccer Complex.Bruciaga gave UNM a 1-0 edge in the 26th minute when she tapped the ball in after NMSU’s goalie saved an initial shot. UNM had 17 shots in the first half while NMSU had 9.Carrying the one-goal lead into the second half, the Lobos wasted no time as Bruciaga scored her second goal in the 48th minute off a well-played ball from junior midfielder Dylann O’Connor in the box.
The New Mexico men’s soccer team finished its last weekend before conference play with one win and one draw at home in the TLC Plumbing and Utility Invitational. On Friday, the Lobos’ match against the Drexel Dragons ended in a 1-1 draw.
The UNM men’s soccer team earned two wins in California over the weekend, the team announced. UNM beat San Deigo 2-0 on Sunday with Oniel Fisher scoring the first goal of the game off of a rebound in the 52nd minute, according to golobos.com.