Oct. 8, 2009
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women's soccer team dropped a tough decision to Wyoming, 2-1 tonight at the UNM Soccer Complex. Junior Alexis Ball scored the Lobos lone goal of the match. The Lobos taste defeat for only the second time this season and are now 9-2-2 on the season and 1-1 in Mountain West Conference play. Wyoming improves to 8-4-2 on the season and 2-0 in MWC play.
"We scored the first goal and we let up," said head coach Kit Vela. " We looked uninspired tonight. We have to regroup and throw this game out the window and look forward to getting better for Air Force on Saturday."
The Lobos held Wyoming to only 4 shots in the first half and went into the locker room tied at 0-0. In the third minute of the second half Ball fired a shot from just inside the 18 box that found a narrow spot between the cross bar and Wyoming goalkeeper Courtney Merkle's outstretched hands. The goal was Ball's first of the season and 14th of her career. The goal moves Ball into a tie for fourth place all-time for goals in a career.
Wyoming picked up the tempo and was able to find two goals that were only seven minutes apart. In the 72nd minute Carmen Blume got behind the Lobo backline and put away a header off an Emma Wilson cross. On what looked a rewind of Wyoming's previous goal, Mara Cosgrove headed a Jerrica Divencenzo cross into the net for the go ahead goal.
The Lobos will host Air Force this Saturday at 5 p.m. MT. For more information please visit www.GoLobos.com.