Aug. 17, 2007
Albuquerque, N.M. --- New Mexico women's soccer beat New Mexico Highlands, 2-0, Friday in the first exhibition match of the preseason. Freshmen Megan Bodenheimer and Kate Wyrick found the net on nice plays to highlight the scrimmage. Goalkeepers Shannon Adragna and Kiani Wong both played 90 minutes and made key saves.
"This was a true scrimmage and it was nice to play a real opponent," said head coach Kit Vela. "We were rough around the edges but a lot of that was because we have been training hard for five days. I was pleased with their fitness but we have a lot to work on. A lot of players gained valuable minutes on the field today and we needed that. We look forward to West Texas A&M tomorrow."
Bodenheimer snapped the scoreless tie in the first period with a goal off a rebounded shot from senior Anna Neu. Bodenheimer fired the loose ball from 10 yards out past the defense for the goal.
New Mexico struck again in the second period on a nice pass from freshman Jennifer Nielsen to Wyrick. Wyrick drilled the ball past the diving keeper for the goal.
The Lobos held on to win the scrimmage 2-0 in front over nearly 50 fans in attendance. UNM returns to exhibition play Saturday against West Texas A&M starting at 3 p.m. For more information about UNM women's soccer visit www.GoLobos.com.