Lobos Edge Out Portland State, 2-1
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/03/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Sept. 3, 2004

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Albuquerque, N.M. - Senior Coco D'Angelo and sophomore Kaela Kelly scored in the second half, giving New Mexico a 2-1 win over the Portland State Vikings on Friday afternoon in UNM's home-opener at the UNM Soccer Complex. Portland State (0-2-0) took an early 1-0 lead on a goal by Jamie Blakesley in the 31st minute. The Lobos (2-1-0) struggled in the first half with only four shots, none of them on goal. In the second half, New Mexico took control of the game with two goals. D'Angelo scored the Lobos first goal on a cross kick from Kristine Sweat which she put in the back of the net at the 59th minute. Kelly scored on a header on a long pass just inside the midfield line from Samantha Sullivan in the 71st minute. New Mexico held the Vikings for the final 19 minutes of the game for the victory. "Obviously we showed a lot of character in the second half," said UNM head coach Kit Vela. "Portland State is a good team. They give us trouble, they knock a lot of balls long, they're good and I'm sure they'll have a good season. There's a lot of heart and soul on our team. Hopefully this win with propel us into tomorrow's game." UNM returns to action tomorrow at the UNM Soccer Complex where it will face the Texas Tech Red Raiders at 1 p.m. (MDT).

Monday, August 17
7:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. Fort Lewis (exhibition)
Friday, August 21
5:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
at USC vs. Texas Tech
7:30 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. Florida State
Sunday, August 23
10:30 AM - 
Women's Soccer
at USC vs. Florida State
1:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. Texas Tech
Wednesday, August 26
6:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
at New Mexico State