Oct. 16, 2005
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The University of New Mexico women's soccer team ended its weekend at home Sunday afternoon with a 2-0 loss to UNLV. The Lobos drop to 4-5-4 and 1-2-1 in the Mountain West Conference while the Rebels improve to 9-4-3 and 4-0 in conference competition.
For the first time this season and in three years, the Lobos were without their veteran goalkeeper Kristen Winters. Winters was forced to sit out the game against UNLV because she received a red card in Friday's game against San Diego State. Taking Winters' place at keeper was redshirt freshman Shannon Adragna (Albuquerque, N.M.).
The first half had both teams keeping a tight defense that allowed little scoring opportunities for either side. With only 43 seconds left in the half, UNLV broke through with the first goal. Forward Tanya Roberts one timed it from 15 yards out in the middle of the field. Katie Carney had the assist.
UNLV's second goal came in the second half off a corner kick. Defender Nickie Olson connected with Angie Inzana's serve to put the Rebels up 2-0 at 57:19.
UNLV outshot the Lobos 14 to 11 and had seven on goal compared to New Mexico's six. UNLV senior keeper Jenna Huff had six saves in the game while UNM's Adragna had four.
The Lobos are on the road Oct. 21-23 to play conference games against Wyoming and Air Force. New Mexico first travels to Laramie, Wyo. to face the Cowgirls on Friday Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. and will meet the Falcons in Colorado Springs, Colo. for a noon match on Sunday.