Oct. 24, 2003
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women's soccer team (2-9-3, 1-3 MWC) earned its first conference victory with a 1-0 win over UNLV (6-9-2, 0-4 MWC) in overtime Friday night at the UNM Soccer Complex. Scoring the game-winning goal at the 90:27 mark was freshman forward Kristine Sweat.
The Lobos kicked off the game strong offensively, outshooting the Rebels 11-4 in the first. New Mexico, like in recent weeks, just couldn't find the back of the net with two shots banking off the post and UNLV goalkeeper Jenna Huff making four saves.
UNLV had two great opportunities in the first as well but could not convert. In the 12th minute, Annii Magliulo got a foot on the ball right in front of the goal but mishandled it and sent the ball high. Twenty minutes later, Erin Egertson, set up in almost the exact spot Magliulo had, misjudged the ball, barely tapping it allowing New Mexico junior goalie Kristen Winters to make the save.
The second half resembled the first but was a little more aggressive with eight total fouls being committed along with two yellow cards awarded. Both teams had opportunities to score but still could not convert with 13 combined shots missing wide or being blocked.
With overtime just underway, junior forward LeAnne Hendren was looking to score inside the box when she was taken down by a Rebel defender, setting up the penalty kick. Taking the kick and scoring her third goal of the year was Sweat.
For the game, the Lobos outshot UNLV 24-12. Winters made five saves and her team added two more. Huff also had five stops and one team save.
The Lobos final home game of the season is Sunday at noon when they host San Diego State. It is also Senior Day, with a special recognition ceremony prior to the game for midfielder Clare Pollock.