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UNM Downs NAU To Get Back Into Win Column
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/03/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Oct. 3, 2004

Final Stats

Flagstaff, Ariz. - Freshman forward Katelyn Ley's goal in the second half was just what the University of New Mexico women's soccer team needed as it went on to defeat the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 1-0 this afternoon at Flagstaff, Ariz. The road victory marks the first away win on the season for UNM (4-6-0).

Ley scored her third career goal and first game-winning goal for UNM at the 67th minute mark off a strong kick from 25 yards out. The Lobo freshman was an offensive power for New Mexico as she collected three shots with two on goal against NAU. Ley is now tied for the most goals on the season with freshman Jordan Johnson.

Junior goalkeeper Kristen Winters played the full 90 minutes and had two saves for New Mexico. The 1-0 shutout is Winters' second of the season and 17th all-time. She needs one more to tie for the lead in all-time shutouts at UNM.

New Mexico's offense was relentless, outshooting NAU 14 to 8 with 8 to 2 on goal. Lumberjack goalkeeper Andrea Berra was forced to make seven saves.

With the win, the Lobos have already surpassed 2003's team win record of three victories and are also entering conference play with a stronger record than last season. In 2003, UNM only had one win going into conference competition.

New Mexico kicks off the Mountain West Conference portion of its regular season at home on Sunday, October 10 as it faces Air Force at 11 a.m. (MDT).

UNM head coach Kit Vela on today's game: "We played well. Kristine Sweat and LeAnne Hendren had great games. I think the team should now have more confidence going into conference play."

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7:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. Intrasquad Scrimmage
Saturday, August 16
7:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
at Arizona (Exhibition)
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6:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
at Texas Tech
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