Albuquerque, N.M. --- The New Mexico Lobos will look to end non-conference play with a bang as the squad will take on UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis this weekend as a part of the Jack In The Box Classic at the UNM Soccer Complex.
The fourth team in the tournament is No. 19 Texas Tech, who the Lobos opened with at the beginning of the season.
The Lobos are 2-6-0 on the season and will host UC Santa Barbara on Friday at 5 p.m. The Gauchos are 5-2-1 on the season and owners of four straight shutouts. The first game will pit nationally ranked No. 19 Texas Tech (7-1-0) against UC Davis (2-4-1), which will be played at Robertson Field due to the weather conditions in Albuquerque over the week. That game will be at 2 p.m.
Texas Tech and New Mexico played at the UNM Soccer Complex to open the season, with the Red Raiders winning 1-0. The Friday games are part of a triple header as the UNM men’s team hosts Drake after the conclusion on the UNM women’s game, most likely at 7:15 p.m.
On Sunday morning, Texas Tech will take on UC Santa Barbara (again at Robertson Field), while the Lobos will host UC Davis in the final non-conference match of the season.
UNM’s games in the Jack in the Box Classic will have live stats courtesy of Statbroadcast, and they are accessible on your mobile phone as well at www.lobostats.com
LIVE VIDEO STREAM
The games with New Mexico will be live streamed for free through the Mountain West Network. The live links will be available on game day through GoLobos.com, or you can also log into www.themw.com/#!/watch-live.
All links are available at GoLobos.com through the women’s soccer schedule.
Lobos vs. UC Santa Barbara
The Lobos and UC Santa Barbara have played twice, but only once recently. The Gauchos won 2-0 in 1993, the first season of existence for UNM women’s soccer. On September 4, 2011, the Lobos against traveled to UC Santa Barbara, but this time UNM was a 1-0 winner, with the only goal coming off a Shelbie Luna assist in the 73rd minute. Liz Nare and Brooke Ellison started that contest, and Elba Holguin, Madisyn Olguin, Brianna Webster, and Luna all saw action in it as well.
|Oct. 17, 1993||at UC Santa Barbara||L 0-2||---||Santa Barbara, Calif.|
|Sept. 4, 2011||at UC Santa Barbara||W 1-0||322||Santa Barbara, Calif.|
Lobos vs. UC Davis
The Lobos and UC Davis have played once before, last year, at UC Riverside. The Lobos won the game 2-0 as Stephanie Rowe scored twice, with current Lobos Liz Nare and Elba Holguin assisting on the two goals.
|Sept. 23, 2012||vs. UC Davis||W 2-0||355||Davis, Calif.|
By the Numbers
In what might be the highest percentage in the NCAA this season, the freshmen and sophomores have combined to play 2,047 of a possible 2,188 minutes this season. That amounts to underclassmen playing 93.6% of all minutes at forward.