Nov. 6, 2010
SAN DIEGO, Calif.--- The top-seeded New Mexico women's soccer team fell to BYU, 1-0, in the title game of the Mountain West Conference Championship in San Diego, Calif. The No. 24 Lobo squad has compiled a 12-2-5 record throughout the season.
The match was only the second loss on the season for the Lobo squad, which has not allowed an opponent to score more than one goal in a game.
Early in the first half New Mexico pressured a shot from BYU's Carlee Payne which hit the cross bar preventing a successful Cougar attack. Although BYU outshot New Mexico 7-4 the Lobo defense and goalkeeper Kelli Cornell prevented the Cougars from finding the back of the net. The match entered halftime tied, 0-0.
Five minutes into the second period senior midflelder Rachel Fields shot into the BYU goal, but the ball was saved by the Cougar keeper, McKinze Olso. At the 27:15 mark of the second half Jessica Ringwood of BYU shot over Cornell's head to give the Cougars the lead, 1-0.
New Mexico's Zaneta Wyne hit the cross bar on a shot with 18 minutes remaining in the game in hopes of evening the match. The Lobos were unable to score throughout the remainder the game, resulting in a 1-0 loss.
The NCAA women's soccer postseason selection show will air live on ESPNU this Monday at 2:30 p.m.