Sept. 10, 2010
The New Mexico Lobos slapped down Georgetown 3-1 Friday night at the Lobo Soccer Complex and now get to look ahead at just another game, just another foe.
The Lobos play Portland at 1 p.m. Sunday in TLC Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Invitational. Portland and Denver played to a 3-3 double-overtime draw earlier on Friday.
Yes, this is the Portland Pilots team that broke the Lobos' NCAA hearts at the tail end of the 2009 season by staging a dramatic 2-1 overtime win in the first round of the NCAA tourney.
The win was on Lobo turf. The Pilots marched on in NCAA play. The Lobos turned in jerseys. The Pilots are ranked No. 18 in 2010 and it's just another game for the No. 22 Lobos.
UNM tuned up for that revenge shot at Portland with a convincing roll of the No. 16 ranked Hoyas. The Lobos reached the net first at the 22:42 mark of the first half when Ryan Farquharson buried a shot in the Georgetown net from about 30 yards out.
The Lobos out shot the Hoyas 10-to-3 in the first 45 minutes, but only placed one shot on net -- Farquharson's goal.
The Lobos put the game out of reach with back-to-back goals at 51:28 and 53:27 of the second half. The all-important two-goal cushion came off the toe of Levi Ross, who received a nice cross from Michael Green.
The Lobos did let up nursing that 2-0 lead as Lance Rozeboom boomed in a shot from about 40 yards out. The Hoyas' Seth C'deBaca picked up a red card on the play and Georgetown had to play the rest of the game a man short.
It didn't hurt the Hoyas all that much as Georgetown's Alex Verdi put his team on the board at the 73:30 mark. UNM was up 3-1 and held on for the win.
The Lobos dominated Georgetown on the stats' sheets as well as the scoreboard. UNM had 17 shots and six shots on goal. The Hoyas got off only six shots in 90 minutes with two of them on net. UNM had 10 corners to five for Georgetown.
Georgetown and Denver play at 11 a.m. Sunday.