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Lobos Host Last Two Home Matches Of The Season
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/19/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Oct. 19, 2004

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What's Happening?

The University of New Mexico women's soccer team plays its last two home games at the UNM Soccer Complex this week as it hosts Mountain West Conference foes Utah on Thursday, October 21 at 6 p.m. (MDT) and BYU on Saturday, October 23 at 11 a.m. (MDT). For ticket information call 925-LOBO.

Scouting Report

UTAH UTES (9-4-2, 1-1-1 MWC)

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Conference: Mountain West
Head Coach: Rich Manning (Santa Clara, `86)
Record at Utah: 29-6-5 (2 years)
Starters Returning/Lost: 7/4
2003 Record: 16-2-2
2003 Conference Record: 6-0-0 (1st)
UNM vs. Utah: 2-5-1
Top Goal Scorer Returning: Amanda Feigt and Chelsea Card (5 each this season)
Top Assists Returning: Kim Lloyd (7 this season)
Top Goalie Returning: Ashley Mason (1.01 GAA this season)
Notes: Utah is returning this season as the MWC defending champions. The Utes are coming off two wins from last weekend over Air Force and UVSC. Last year the Lobos put up a good fight against Utah, falling only 1-0 in overtime.
Web Site: www.UtahUtes.com

BYU COUGARS (5-8-4, 1-0-2 MWC)

Location: Provo, Utah
Conference: Mountain West
Head Coach: Jennifer Rockwood (BYU, `89)
Record at BYU: 158-46-6 (9 years)
Starters Returning/Lost: 6/5
2003 Record: 16-7-3
2003 Conference Record: 5-1-0 (2nd)
UNM vs. BYU: 2-8-1
Top Goal Scorer Returning: Jamie Rendich (7 this season)
Top Assists Returning: Bobbi Tillotson (6 this season)
Top Goalie Returning: Erika Woodbury (1.06 GAA this season)
Notes: BYU had an excellent post season run last year as the Cougars made it all the way to the Elite Eight at the NCAA Championships. BYU is entering its game against UNM after a slow weekend against Texas and Air Force. The Cougars fell to Texas in overtime, 2-3 and tied with Air Force after two overtimes, 1-1.
Web Site: www.byucougars.com

Over The Weekend

The University of New Mexico women's soccer team dropped two MWC matches over the weekend against UNLV and San Diego State. The Lobos played a close game against UNLV, falling 2-1 and were close to beating SDSU as they lost 1-0 in overtime to the Aztecs. Sophomore Bridgette Sanchez was the scorer for New Mexico in the game against UNLV. Defender Eryn Paetz had the assist.

Seniors Say Goodbye

Seniors Coco D'Angelo and LeAnne Hendren will play their last two home games with UNM this week. In their four years with New Mexico, D'Angelo and Hendren have worked as key players for the Lobo squad.

Coco D'Angelo currently has 2 goals on the 2004 season and one assist through 13 games while Hendren is third on the team with the most shots at 14. Here is a breakdown of what D'Angelo and Hendren have accomplished in their years at UNM.

D'Angelo

Senior Coco D'Angelo


In 2001:
• finished tied for the team lead with eight points on three goals and two assists.
• managed five points (2 goals, 1 assist) and five shots in back-to-back games
• played 555 minutes in 17 games, with four starts
• Academic All-MWC honoree

In 2002:
•had back-to-back goals against Troy State
•recorded a season-high four shots in the 9-0 defeat of Troy State
• finished the season with six points, placing her sixth on the team

In 2003:
• earned a spot on the Mountain West Conference All-Tournament team after scoring the game-winning goal in the 106th minute against Wyoming to advance to the semifinals of the MWC Championships
• played in all 19 games, starting 11 ...scored one goal and attempted 16 shots.

Hendren

In 2001:
• was selected to the 2001 region IV U.S. Soccer Festival Team following a strong performance for the New Mexico state select team at the USASA National Cup Tournament
• Academic All-MWC honoree

Senior LeAnne Hendren


In 2002:
•saw action in all 21 games
• recorded a season-high four shots vs. Troy State
• earned all-MWC academic team honors
• selected to the U.S. Soccer Festival Team for the second straight year

In 2003:
• played in all 19 games, getting 11 starts
• saw a season-high 106 minutes in the Lobos' upset of Wyoming in the MWC Tournament
• tied for eighth with former Lobo Ercehn Theys in career record books for assists.

The Comforts Of Home

With only six home games on the 2004 schedule, New Mexico is making the most of its time on hometurf. The Lobos post a 3-1-0 record at home and have outscored their opponents 11-6 while at the UNM Soccer Complex.

From 1998-2003, UNM has compiled an overall home record of 18-25-6 (.429). In 2002, the Lobos featured a winning home record of 4-3-1. With two more home matches on the 2004 season, the Lobos look to capture a winning record at home for the second time in the last seven years.

Down To The Wire

New Mexico has been keeping the pressure on its opponents throughout the season even in the games that ended up in losses. Out of the eight losses accumulated over the season, half were decided by only one goal.

Sharp Shooters

Freshman Katelyn Ley remains at the top of the charts for UNM as she leads the team with 20 shots, 11 of them on goal. She is also tied for the team lead with three goals. Freshman Jordan Johnson is the other Lobo player to boast three goals on the season.

Freshman Anna Neu is second on the team with 15 shots. Four of her attempts have been on goal with one resulting in her first career goal (10/10 vs. Air Force).

The Sidekick

Sophomore Kristine Sweat has one goal on the season, but her strength lies this year in the assist column where she leads the team with four. The most assists Sweat collected in a game so far this season was two in the match against Texas Tech.

2004 MWC Tournament Info

The 2004 MWC Championships will be held in Provo, Utah at BYU's South Stadium November 3-6. For MWC soccer info, visit www.themwc.com.

Hooray For UNM Fans

The Lobo women's soccer team has the second best attendance average overall in the MWC with about 1,075 fans an outing. BYU leads the Mountain West with an average 1,219 per game.

For the past four years, New Mexico women's soccer has averaged over 1,000 fans a game at the UNM Soccer Complex.

Gametracker

Gametracker will be available for New Mexico's last two home games of the season against the Utah Utes and the BYU Cougars. Look for the Gametracker link on the main page of golobos.com in the schedule box.

Friday, October 24
7:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. Colorado State
Sunday, October 26
1:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. Wyoming
Friday, October 31
8:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
at San Diego State
Tuesday, November 04
TBA - 
Women's Soccer
vs. TBA First Round
Thursday, November 06
TBA - 
Women's Soccer
vs. TBA Semifinal Round
Saturday, November 08
TBA - 
Women's Soccer
vs. TBA Championship Round
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