Skip to Content, Navigation, or Footer.
The Daily Lobo The Independent Voice of UNM since 1895
Latest Issue
Read our print edition on Issuu


	New Mexico forward James Rogers reacts after a missed goal attempt during the game against UCLA on Sunday. The Lobos lost to the No. 1 Bruins 2-1.

Soccer: Lobos dominate the field, but miss the net

It was a bittersweet weekend for the New Mexico men’s soccer team as it collected one win and one loss during the Grange and Ashwill Memorial Tournament. On Friday the Lobos earned a 2-1 win against UC Riverside, but lost an important asset: their goalie. Early in the game, senior Patrick Poblete received a yellow card for going for a loose ball in the box. He received a second card with five and a half minutes left on the second half because the referee deemed he was purposely wasting time.

	New Mexico forward Sam Gleadle chases the ball down from Akron’s Stuart Holthusen during their game Aug. 29 at the UNM Soccer Complex.. The Lobos play UC Riverside at 7 p.m. today and against No.1 UCLA at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Fishbein focuses efforts on UC Riverside

By Isabel Gonzalez With the first game out of the way, the New Mexico men’s soccer season is picking up speed, especially with the nation’s top-ranked team coming to town. This weekend, fifth-ranked UNM will host the Lobo Invitational featuring American University, UC Riverside and No.

	UNM redshirt sophomore Christopher Wehan defends the ball from Akron blueshirt freshmen Richie Laryea during the game against Akron at the Lobo Soccer Complex on Saturday night. The Lobos won the game to a 1-0.

UNM men's soccer starts off on the right foot

“Tonight’s the night! Our quest for a National Championship begins at 7 against Akron! Will you be there?” Thus reads a status on the Lobo men’s soccer Facebook page. Though it may be too early in the season to be talking about a national championship, the team certainly got off on the right foot. The No.

	New Mexico forward James Rogers leaps over midfielder Kortne Ford of Denver University during the Lobos’ final exhibition game on Saturday. The Lobos and Pioneers tied 1-1 in double overtime.

Soccer: Exhibition draw a good prep for regular season

The No. 5 New Mexico men’s soccer team finished its last preseason exhibition with a 1-1 draw against Denver University Saturday night at the UNM Soccer Complex. It was not the result the Lobos were looking for, but head coach Jeremy Fishbein maintained it was good preparation for its season opener on Friday against No. 13 Akron. The first 30 minutes of the match remained scoreless until UNM freshman Sam Gleadle deflected a rebound from a shot by midfielder Ben McKendry into the net. With that, Gleadle tallied his second goal of the exhibition season.

	New Mexico women’s soccer Head Coach Kit Vela awaits questions from the media at the Tow Diehm Athletic Center on Wednesday. UNM Athletic Director Paul Krebs confirmed at the press conference that the team did commit acts of hazing.

Details of women's soccer hazing incident emerge

The New Mexico women’s soccer team did commit an act of hazing while attending several parties Sunday night, UNM Athletics Director Paul Krebs confirmed. During a nearly 40-minute press conference Wednesday, Krebs and head coach Kit Vela discussed the incident, which allegedly involved underage drinking and freshman players being sprayed with “soap and water.” Krebs said the incident involved the entire women’s soccer team, but that none of the players were forced to drink. The Athletics Department cancelled the team’s season opener at Texas Tech due to the investigation.

The Setonian

Alleged hazing cancels women's soccer opener

The New Mexico women’s soccer season opener has been cancelled due to an ongoing investigation into an alleged hazing incident, athletic director Paul Krebs announced Tuesday. On Monday, the UNM Athletics Department announced it was using an outside investigator to determine the details of the incident and interview team members. The game, originally scheduled for Friday at Texas Tech, would have been the season opener for both teams.

	UNM redshirt junior midfielder Josh Dye makes a play on the ball during the men’s soccer exhibition game against Fort Lewis on Monday evening. The Lobos defeated Fort Lewis 3-0.

Coach Fishbein favors stronger starts

Putting teams away early is the message that head coach Jeremy Fishbein wants to instill before the men’s soccer season begins. While Fishbein was pleased with his team’s 3-0 exhibition shutout over Fort Lewis Monday night, the coach would have liked to put on additional pressure before the second half. After going into halftime with a 1-0 lead, Fishbein’s desire to inflict more chaos and panic on the opposition’s side was not executed. “We found that first goal, but we really needed to find that second goal to open things up,” Fishbein said. UNM dominated the visiting Skyhawks defensively, not allowing a shot on goal the entire game.

	UNM senior defender Matthew Gibbons follows the ball during an early morning practice at Robertson Practice Field on Aug. 12. Gibbons is expected to be a focal point for the Lobo defense this season.

Lobo soccer leadership role passes to Gibbons

Even with four top players gone, the UNM men’s soccer team is not worrying. Players are filling in holes and new leaders are emerging. One of these leaders is defender and team captain Mathew Gibbons. Last year was Gibbon’s third straight season playing at least 1,800 minutes.

	New Mexico men’s soccer head coach Jeremy Fishbein speaks about the upcoming season at the Colleen J. Maloof Administration Building on Friday. The men’s soccer team opens up its season with an exhibition game against Fort Lewis at the UNM Soccer Complex at 7 p.m tonight.

Men's soccer team sticks together for strong season start

Although the UNM men’s soccer team had a successful season last year, the question at the beginning of every season is always the same: What will this season be like? Last year the Lobos won the Conference USA regular-season title in its first season in the league, and made it all the way to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament. It was a season the team could be proud of, but success did not come easy; senior forward James Rogers said the team didn’t know what to expect at first because they had lost many good players.

	New Mexico men’s soccer coach Jeremy Fishbein glances at fans exiting the stands after the NCAA tournament home game against Penn State on Dec. 1. The Lobos have been selected as preseason favorites in Conference USA and open their season with a home exhibition game on Aug. 18 against Fort Lewis.

Lobo men's soccer confident about second C-USA season

The UNM men’s soccer team proved its worth last year during its inaugural season in Conference USA by going 7-1-1 and winning the regular-season title. This year the team is coming back to show that its first-year success in C-USA was not beginner’s luck. On Wednesday, Conference USA announced that the UNM men’s soccer team is the preseason favorite to take the conference championship.

	Current Albuquerque Sol defender and former Lobo James Urbany celebrates after a goal against BYU at St. Pius X on Saturday. The Sol ended their first season with the Premier Development League by defeating the Cougars 2-1.

Sol brothers still kicking near season's end

In the midst of summer, current and former UNM soccer players could be found spending time together out in the Sol. The Albuquerque Sol, that is. Five Lobo players and four former players spent their summer playing for Albuquerque’s newest team, the Albuquerque Sol FC. The Sol is part of the USL Premier Development League, the top-level men’s amateur soccer competition in the country.


Men's Soccer: Leaders emerge for upcoming season

Spring practices give college programs an opportunity to build unity and camaraderie, not just work on tactics and skills. The New Mexico men’s soccer team accomplished that in their recently completed spring sessions, Jeremy Fishbein, Lobo head coach, said Friday.

The Setonian

Men's Soccer: Three ABQ natives among UNM signees

Justin Hix knew at an early age that he wanted to play college soccer for New Mexico, like his dad Jason did in the early ‘90s. Now not only does he have his dad’s connections to the school, the younger Hix has joined a recruiting class featuring his friends and club teammates CJ Slough and David Gros.

	New Mexico’s James Rogers works to keep a Notre Dame player away from the ball during their NCAA semifinal game Friday in Philadelphia. The Lobos ended their season with an appearance in the Final Four.

Men's Soccer: Three-year legacy ends at NCAA Final Four

The legacy established by the 2013 New Mexico men’s soccer team extends beyond its NCAA tournament semifinal run, head coach Jeremy Fishbein said. It spans the past three seasons. UNM joined Maryland and Connecticut as the only three teams to reach the NCAA tournament’s third round consecutively over the last three seasons. This year’s trip to the Final Four became the culmination in that string of success, Fishbein said.

	New Mexico’s Christopher Wehan kicks the ball downfield during an NCAA College Cup semifinal game against Notre Dame Friday in Philadelphia. The Lobos, playing in their second College Cup, lost to the Irish 2-0.

Men's Soccer: Notre Dame ends Lobos season in Final Four

The run is over. The New Mexico men’s soccer team ended their College Cup trip Friday in Philadelphia with a 2-0 loss to Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish moved on to Sunday’s NCAA national championship game to play either Virginia or Maryland, who play in Friday’s other semifinal game.


Men's Soccer: UNM soccer team heads to semis

If defense wins championships, as the old adage goes, then the other three teams in the NCAA College Cup better watch out. New Mexico hasn’t given up a goal this tournament. The defense came through yet again for head coach Jeremy Fishbein’s squad, which secured a spot among the four remaining teams in college soccer with Saturday night’s 1-0 victory over Washington in the Elite Eight. “I couldn’t be prouder of our team,” Fishbein said.


Men's Soccer: No. 7 seed Lobos head to Elite Eight

It’s not completely foreign territory, but the New Mexico men’s soccer team entered rarefied air on Sunday night.  With their 2-0 victory over Penn State at the UNM Soccer Complex, the No. 7 seed Lobos reached the Elite Eight for the second time in school history.

Powered by SNworks Solutions by The State News
All Content © 2024 The Daily Lobo