Gianna Blog: Pregame update
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  08/20/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Aug. 20, 2010

After a busy week preparing for our exhibition match (vs. Texas Tech) we were all extremely excited to get out on the field and compete against someone other than ourselves. The game proved to be a fantastic learning tool for all of us. We were able to test our various "weapons" in a real game situation. After a lot of back and forth with the ball, both teams produced good attacking opportunities and we managed to edge out our opponents 3-2 ( after two 40 minute halves and a 30 minute overtime). Texas Tech posed a range of scenarios that would help us prepare for this weekend's opener against Montana and Nebraska.

After the game we huddled together to complete 10x 120 yard sprints. To most people that might sound a little crazy (especially after already playing 110 minutes) but our team has a very clear goal- to win a Mountain West Conference regular season and tournament championship. We all realize that being good will help us win games but it takes a great team to win a championship. Our goal is one that has never been achieved by a previous Lobo women's soccer team so we are setting out to make Lobo history.

Following a quick turnaround we returned to the locker-room on Sunday afternoon for a midday pregame meal, prior to our annual Cherry and Silver scrimmage. The scrimmage is competitive and often more intense than a game against an outside opposition. Unfortunately, due to an Albuquerque afternoon storm we were forced to clear the field before halftime. The coaches decided it was too late to wait for the storm to pass and we went on to resume play Monday afternoon, with the final score ending 1-1.

Coaches and players alike were impressed with the strides the team has made since last season. The overall technical ability of the group is outstanding and a pleasure to be apart of. Now with Montana coming to town the hard preparation is behind us and we look ahead to taking the first step to reaching our MWC champions goal.

Monday, August 17
7:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. Fort Lewis (exhibition)
Friday, August 21
5:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
at USC vs. Texas Tech
7:30 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. Florida State
Sunday, August 23
10:30 AM - 
Women's Soccer
at USC vs. Florida State
1:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. Texas Tech
Wednesday, August 26
6:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
at New Mexico State