Sept. 5, 2006
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- New Mexico women's soccer senior Kristine Sweat was named the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week as announced Tuesday by the league office. Sweat scored her first three goals of the season helping the Lobos sweep a pair of games in Las Vegas, Nev. Sweat becomes the first Lobo to receive the honor this season.
"This is a tribute to the team because every game we have gotten better as a group," said UNM head coach Kit Vela. "Kristine (Sweat) had a good weekend but it wasn't the best in her career. It's a sign of a really good forward to not have a strong weekend and score three goals. This is a great honor for Kristine and we are happy to have the accolades."
Sweat, from Concord, Calif., scored three goals in two games to help the Lobos go undefeated in the UNLV adidas Classic. Sweat had two game-winning goals over the weekend and helped UNM improve to 3-1overall. She scored the only two goals in the 2-0 win against Oakland and broke a scoreless tie in the match with UC-Irvine. She started both games at the forward position and had 11 shots with six on goal, resulting in three goals and six points. She also moved into a tie for fourth place on the UNM all-time career goals list with 13.
The Lobos open the home schedule this Thursday against No. 13 Texas at 7 p.m. The match will be the third all-time between the two schools and will be held at the UNM Soccer Complex. Thursday is "Stuff the Stadium Night" and all tickets can be purchased through the UNM ticket office at (505) 925-LOBO. For more information about Lobo soccer visit www.GoLobos.com.