The past, present and future from University of New Mexico men’s soccer team gathered to play its annual alumni game on Saturday. And after showcasing speed, energy and sharpness in their play, the current Lobos outscored the UNM Alumni squad 5-2 to win the match. Although often a laid-back meeting given the nature of the match, the quality of touches — accompanied with the competitiveness and will to win from both teams — was evident from the outset. “Today was a fun game. Our alumni are very good players," UNM head coach Jeremy Fishbein said. "They weren’t as fit, but it was fun to see everybody play, and for our guys to realize they are part of something bigger.”
The University of New Mexico men’s soccer team will be facing former players when it hits the pitch on Saturday in a UNM Alumni match. The game will be New Mexico's fourth of a six-game slate during the spring schedule and the Lobos are still looking for their first win. New Mexico squared off against Phoenix Rising, the Denver Pioneers and Air Force to begin spring play. Despite arguably playing well, particularly in the first half all three of the matches, the Lobos have only scored once — conceding a total of 10 goals overall.
Traciana Graves discussed inclusion, empowerment and being free Wednesday at the University of New Mexico Student Union Building Atrium. Voted as one of “America’s Most Fearless Women” by Huffington Post, Graves gave examples of heroes and sheroes, including Harriet Tubman, Mahalia Jackson, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dave Chappelle and Rosa Parks. During the event, which was organized by the Associated Students of UNM Student Special Events, Graves gave students advice on the best practices to comfort and navigate through life.
Defending champions and No.5 seed University of New Mexico men’s soccer team ended their Conference USA Tournament title defense as they suffered a 1-0 quarterfinal loss to fourth seeded Charlotte in Norfolk, Virginia on Nov. 8. This was the second time the Lobos (8-6-4, 3-3-2 C-USA) played Charlotte (7-4-6, 2-1-5 C-USA) in a span of two weeks. The first match played in Albuquerque on Oct. 28, ended in a goalless draw that went into double overtime. A tie breaker was needed to settle the seeding between Charlotte and New Mexico. Both teams finished the regular season and earned 11 points in C-USA. Due to a better goal difference, Charlotte acquired a higher seed. The Lobos now await a NCAA Tournament at-large bid. Unless they receive the bid, the loss against Charlotte will mark the end of the Lobos regular season.
50 Ironman Triathlons, 50 states, 50 Days — “Iron Cowboy” James Lawrence speaks at University of New MexicoAjinkya Patil | November 9
James Lawrence, a world-class endurance athlete best known as the “Iron Cowboy,” spoke at the University of New Mexico advising the audience on how to achieve the unthinkable and succeed in achieving goals. “I’m going to share with you experiences that articulate a person’s ability to have so much (belief) and conviction in what they are doing and figuring out a way to accomplish something that is impossible or deemed impossible,” Lawrence said at the beginning of his speech. An Ironman Triathlon consists of 2.5 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking and a 26.2-mile marathon. In 2015, Lawrence achieved the seemingly impossible feat of finishing 50 Ironman Triathlons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days, thus writing his name in the Guinness Book of World Records.
With three draws and two losses in its last five matches, the University of New Mexico men’s soccer team begins its Conference USA Tournament title defense against a familiar foe in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Norfolk, Virginia. UNM (8-5-4, 3-3-2 C-USA) finished the regular season with a 1-0 loss against Old Dominion and are now set to play fourth seeded Charlotte (6-4-6, 2-1-5 C-USA) in the quarterfinals of the 2017 C-USA Tournament. This is the second time the Lobos will be playing the 49ers in a span of two weeks. The Lobos last played the Charlotte on senior night, Oct. 28, in a goalless draw that went into double overtime.
With their fifth loss of the regular season, the University of New Mexico men’s soccer team concluded their regular season with a 1-0 defeat against Old Dominion on Nov. 3. The Lobos (8-5-4, 3-3-2 C-USA) now head into the Conference USA tournament having scored none but conceded one in their last three games. Two out of those three games were goalless draws against Denver and Charlotte that went into double overtime.
With two draws and a loss in their last three games, the University of New Mexico men’s soccer team will look to return to winning as they play Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia on Nov. 3, in their last home game of the season. Both the Lobos and the Monarchs are in Conference USA. This match will be the last one before both teams head into the C-USA tournament, in which the Monarchs will be playing on home soil. With only two points in their last three games, the Lobos are now 8-4-4 overall and 3-2-2 in C-USA.
The University of New Mexico men’s soccer team played to a goalless draw against North Carolina-Charlotte in their last home game that went into double overtime. This game marked senior night for the Lobos, and Sam Gleadle, Luke Lawrence, Lucas Seligman and Jason Beaulieu were honored on the evening. Having drawn their last two home games against Denver and Charlotte respectively, the Lobos are now 8-4-4 overall and 3-2-2 in Conference USA. This was an important game for the Lobos, since Charlotte was one point behind New Mexico in fourth place in C-USA.
Playing at home on senior night and in their final home game of the season, the University of New Mexico Lobos will face University of North Carolina, Charlotte 49ers on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at the UNM Soccer Complex. Seniors Sam Gleadle, Luke Lawrence, Jason Beaulieu and Lucas Seligman will be honored that night. Playing in Conference USA, the 49ers were preseason favorites and are currently in fifth place with nine points just one behind the Lobos who occupies the fourth spot with ten points.