Sept. 20, 2008
LOS ANGELES, Calif.--The New Mexico women's soccer team battled to a 0-0 tie in double overtime against the 25th-ranked San Diego Toreros at Drake Field this evening. Senior Goalkeeper Shannon Adragna had a stellar performance in goal for the Lobos with a season high 10 saves. The Lobos are now 3-1-4 on the season, while San Diego is now 5-2-1.
From the first save to the last, Adragna kept the Lobos in the game. In overtime Adragna had five saves including two in the final two minutes of double overtime. The shutout is Adragna's fourth of the season and the 17th of her career which moves into sole possession of second place all time at UNM for career shutouts.
The Lobo defense faced 13 corner kicks and defended all successfully. Constant pressure from the San Diego offense yielded 19 shots with 11 shots on goal. Time and time again the New Mexico defense held off the Toreros attack.San Diego had won five straight coming in to its match with the Lobos.
The Lobo offense was held back a bit by the San Diego defense. New Mexico took a season low six shots with five on goal. The Lobos did not take a single shot in overtime. Both senior Hannah Hand and Sophomore Rachel Fields had two shots with two shots on goal.
The tie with 25th-ranked San Diego was the second time this season the Lobos have tied a top-25 team.
The Lobos will return to Drake Stadium on Sunday to take on host UCLA at 2:30 p.m. MDT in the final game of the UCLA Women's Cup. The Lobos last faced the Bruins in 2004 and lost a heartbreaker 2-1 in overtime. The match will feature live audio and Gametracker though All-Access. Visit www.GoLobos.com for full details.