Oct. 1, 2006
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- New Mexico women's soccer fought Nevada to a scoreless draw Sunday in the final match of the UNM Classic. The Lobos dominated the first period and had multiple scoring opportunities throughout the match. UNM ties its first game of the year and completes the non-conference schedule. The Lobos are 6-4-1 overall heading into conference play.
"We played well in the first half and everyone played hard," said UNM head coach Kit Vela. "We were out of rhythm in the second period but played much better in overtime. It's hard to find a rhythm when things aren't going your way but we fought. I hope this fires the team up because we open conference play this Friday."
UNM outshot Nevada (7-2-2), 12-6, in the first period and forced the action. The Lobos used speed along with an aggressive style of play to apply pressure on the Wolf Pack. UNM rattled off 17 shots in the match and took three corner kicks.
The Lobos did not allow Nevada a shot on goal until 22:50 remaining in the second period. UNM had five saves and defended 11 corner kicks by the Wolf Pack. Sophomore Shannon Adragna was consistent in the net for the Lobos. Adragna logged 110 minutes of action, collecting five saves. The shutout was her third of the year.
UNM faces Wyoming this Friday night on the road in Laramie, Wyo. The match is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start and will be the conference opener for the Lobos. Complete coverage of UNM athletics can be found at www.GoLobos.com.