Sept. 17, 2010
MISSOULA, Mont. --- The University of New Mexico women's soccer team defeated North Dakota, 2-0, Friday in the opening round of the Montana Tournament. The Lobos posted their sixth shutout of the season while improving to 5-1-3 overall. Lobo junior Jennifer Williams and sophomore Rachel Montoya each netted a goal. UNM dominated the box score and outshot the Fighting Sioux, 27-3.
Williams put the Lobos on the board in the 25th minute. She gathered a pass and fired the shot from eight yards out. Williams's shot was over the hands of UND keeper Monica Stierman and gave UNM a 1-0 lead. The goal was the fourth of the season for Williams. Jael Fanning and Brooke Ellison were credited with the double-assist.
New Mexico added an insurance goal in the second half after Montoya found the back of the net in the 50th minute. Montoya fired a shot inside the far post, after collecting a cross from Rachel Fields. It was Montoya's second goal of the year.
Defensively, the Lobos only allowed three shots and no shots on goal. Sophomore Kelli Cornell (5-1-3) had her ninth complete game of the year and sixth shutout.
UNM had nine different Lobos take at least one shot Friday. Williams had six of the team's 27, while Zaneta Wyne and Fields each had four. The Lobos had 11 shots on goal with three by Wyne. UNM managed 10 corner kicks against the Fighting Sioux (0-7-0).
The Lobos return to action Sunday against Boise State at 11 a.m. MDT. A complete recap and stats will be posted on GoLobos.com following the match.