Women's Soccer Hits the Links
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  08/16/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Aug. 16, 2008


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-- The University of New Mexico women's soccer team took some time off the pitch to roam the fairways of the UNM Championship Course last Thursday. With eight practices in the books, head coach Kit Vela and her squad worked on their drives and their short games. Under the watchful eye of head women's golf coach Jill Trujillo the Lobos received a few lessons and were then set loose on the course.

A quick three holes for the ladies would turn in to stories that would last a lifetime. Senior goalkeeper Shannon Adragna used the aggression and athletic ability usually exhibited between the pipes and channeled it in to what turned out to be a great swing.

Her teammates were surprised on how far the ball was flying off the end of Adragna's club.

"Shannon was absolutely smashing the ball, "said freshman transfer Gianna Cavuoto, "She lined up just like Happy Gilmore it was really funny."

Senior Hannah Hand who is know for her chip shots on the field was a little out of her realm when it came to chipping with a pitching wedge.

"She pretty much took up half the grass there, " said Cavuoto, "The rest of us had to scramble to pick up the grass and replace the divots."

The Lobos will have three more days of two-a-days left and will kick off the season at Denver on Aug. 22.

Monday, August 17
7:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. Fort Lewis (exhibition)
Friday, August 21
5:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
at USC vs. Texas Tech
7:30 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. Florida State
Sunday, August 23
10:30 AM - 
Women's Soccer
at USC vs. Florida State
1:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. Texas Tech
Wednesday, August 26
6:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
at New Mexico State