Sept. 13, 2009
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--The University of New Mexico women's soccer team kept their perfect record intact with a 0-0 double overtime draw against Tulsa this afternoon. The Lobos have matched their longest unbeaten streak at seven matches. New Mexico is now 6-0-1 on the season. The draw gives Tulsa a 2-2-2 record on the season.
"We've come a long way when we are angry that we tied a game," said head coach Kit Vela. "It's hard to get in when they are sitting in front of the goal but we have to do a better job. We were impatient today and it's disappointing. We just need to correct a few things and move on from here."
Last season the Lobos set the school record with a seven match unbeaten streak with a 3-0-4 record before eventually losing to then ranked No. 2 UCLA.
The Lobos dominated Tulsa the entire match and out shot the Golden Hurricane 27-4 with 10 shots on goal. Leading the way for the Lobos was junior Alexis Ball who had seven shots with two on goal.
New Mexico applied pressure from all angles and forced Tulsa goalkeeper Katie Bykowski to make 10 saves.
The New Mexico defense held Tulsa to only one first half shot. The backline of senior Jess Quador, junior Elizabeth Lambert and sophomores Gianna Cavuoto and Roxie McFarland have yet to give up a goal when all four are on the field at the same time.
Redshirt freshman Kelli Cornell picked up her fourth straight shutout and fifth of the season. The shutout puts Cornell in a tie for eighth place all-time at UNM for shutouts in a season. Cornell has not allowed a goal in the last 294 minutes.
The Lobos will travel east to Texas next weekend to take on Rice Friday, at 6 p.m. MT and Texas on Sunday, at 12 p.m. MT. For More information visit www.GoLobos.com.