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Women's Soccer Travels to Wisconsin for Milwaukee Cup
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  08/26/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Aug. 26, 2010

  • Game Notes - Milwaukee Cup

    Friday: Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 4 p.m., at Milwaukee, Wis.
    Up Next: Marquette, Sunday, Aug. 29, 12:30p.m., at Milwaukee, Wis.

    The University of New Mexico women's soccer team hits the road this week as it travels to Milwaukee, Wis. for the Milwaukee Cup co-hosted by Marquette and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. New Mexico will take on Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Friday, Aug. 27 at 4 p.m. MT and Marquette at 12:30 MT on Sunday, Aug. 29.

    LOBOS IN THE POLLS

    New Mexico received one vote in the Coaches Poll after defeating two quality programs in the opening weekend. The Lobos also received five votes in the Soccer Times poll.

    SERIES INFORMATION AGAINST WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

    Friday's match will be the third meeting between the two squads. The Lobos lead the series 1-0-1. The last match-up came on Sept. 12, 2008 in Albuquerque, N.M and resulted in a 1-1 tie.

    SCOUTING WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

    No. 4 Notre Dame scored three second-half goals to hand the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's soccer team a 3-0 defeat Sunday afternoon at Alumni Stadium.

    The Panthers fell to 1-1 on the season after a season-opening 2-1 win at Ohio State on Friday. Rose Augustin scored two goals to lead the Fighting Irish (2-0).

    SERIES INFORMATION AGAINST MARQUETTE

    Sunday marks the first meeting between Marquette and New Mexico.

    SCOUTING MARQUETTE

    Marquette is 1-0-1 on the season as it played came to a 1-1 draw at Idaho State on Sunday. The squad is outshooting its opponents 46-14 this season.

    The Golden Eagles are ranked No. 23 in the Soccer America poll released Monday and are receiving votes in the Coaches Poll.

    LIVE STATS AND VIDEO

    All Lobo women's soccer home matches will be streamed live through Lobo.TV on www.GoLobos.com. Live stats will be available through GameTracker on www.GoLobos.com for all women's soccer home matches.

    LOBOS THRIVE IN SHUTOUT

    The University of New Mexico women's soccer team recorded its second win of the season as the Lobos defeated Nebraska 3-0 on Sunday afternoon at the UNM Soccer Complex. The Lobos were able to capitalize on their scoring opportunities as they found the back of the net three times with seven shots on goal.

    Nebraska finished the game with eight shots on goal but a stellar performance by sophomore goalkeeper Kelli Cornell and the New Mexico defense prevented the visiting squad from scoring.

    Cornell was credited with seven saves in the game as she kept the Cornhuskers off the scoreboard and secured her second shutout of the season and 15th of her career. The shutout moves Cornell into the fourth spot on the Lobos' all-time school records list for shutouts in a career.

    NEW MEXICO VICTORIOUS IN SEASON OPENER

    The University of New Mexico women's soccer team defeated Montana 7-0 in Friday night's season opener. Seven Lobos combined for seven goals in front of a crowd of 1,206 at the UNM Soccer Complex. Jennifer Williams led the offensive charge for New Mexico with a goal, two assists and two shots on goal in only 36 minutes of action.

    New Mexico led the match in all categories, holding the Grizzlies to only one shot in 90 minutes. The Lobos took 15 shots in the game, with a total of 10 shots on goal and four assists. UNM put 23 players on the pitch with freshman Liz Nare earning her first action for the Lobos with a start at defender.

    18th SEASON OF LOBOS WOMEN'S SOCCER BEGINS

    Friday night marked the start of the 18th season of Lobo women's soccer. The Lobos are 9-5-4 in season openers all-time. Head coach Kit Vela has a 4-3-3 record in season openers.

    The Lobos defeated Montana 7-0 with seven different Lobos scoring all seven goals.

    FIREPOWER RETURNS

    The Lobos are returning first team all-conference selection Jennifer Williams among 20 letterwinners and 10 starters.

    In 2009 Jennifer Williams broke the UNM school record for shots taken in a season with 79 and tied for first with 7 game-winning goals on the year.

    A TRADITION OF WINNING

    Head coach Kit Vela is entering her tenth year at the helm of the women's soccer program. Since coming on in 2001 Vela has led the Lobos to the MWC Tournament eight out of nine years and has reached the championship match twice. In 2001, Vela was awarded the MWC Coach of the Year award.

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