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Irwin Named MW Defensive Player of the Week
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/03/2011
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Oct. 3, 2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of New Mexico junior Lauren Irwin was named Mountain West Co-Defensive Player of the Week as announced today by the conference office. Air Force senior defender Cassie Wilson also received the weekly honor. The award is her second of the season and her career. It is the sixth MW award of the season for the Lobos.

Irwin, from Anaheim, Calif., helped pace a New Mexico defensive back line that limited San Diego State to only nine shots in last Friday's double-overtime draw against the Aztecs. Irwin and the Lobo defense allowed only four shots on goal through 110 minutes of action. Irwin and the UNM defense prevented San Diego State from taking a single shot during the final 20 minutes of the match.

The Lobos will return to the UNM Soccer Complex on Saturday as they host UNLV in their second conference game of the season. New Mexico has a record of 6-4-3 on the season and are 0-0-1 in conference match-ups.

Friday, September 19
5:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. New Mexico State
Friday, September 26
8:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
at Fresno State
Sunday, September 28
1:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
at San Jose State
Friday, October 03
7:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. Air Force
Sunday, October 05
1:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. Colorado College
Friday, October 10
8:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
at UNLV
Sunday, October 12
2:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
at Nevada
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