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Lobo women's soccer battles Rice to a 1-1 Double Overtime Draw
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/18/2009
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Sept. 18, 2009

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HOUSTON, Texas--The University of New Mexico women's soccer team set a school record for the most consecutive matches without a loss in a 1-1 double overtime draw with Rice tonight. The Lobos picked up their eighth consecutive match without suffering a loss. Last season the Lobos went 3-0-4 over seven matches. Sophomore Jael Fanning scored a goal in the 56th minute to give the Lobos the 1-0 lead. The Lobos are now 6-0-2 on the season. Rice is now 2-4-2 on the season.

"Rice is an explosive and dangerous team," said head coach Kit Vela. "We gave up a goal late but we battled the entire match and we fought hard. We are growing and we are learning. There are still a few things we need to fix. I'm proud of the girls for the way they fought

Sophomore Jennifer Williams took a ball in transition and fired a shot at the Rice keeper. After the ball bounced off the crossbar, Fanning was in the right place at the right time and put away the rebound to put the Lobos on top 1-0. The goal was Fanning's first of the season and third of her career.

The Lobos gave up a goal in the 88th minute that tied the match at, 1-1.

New Mexico had a chance late in the second overtime when sophomore Jordan Craig's shot went just wide of the goal.

The Lobos travel to Austin, to take on the Texas Longhorns Sunday, at 12 p.m. MT. For more information visit www.GoLobos.com.

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