Sept. 4, 2004
Albuquerque, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women's soccer team dominated at the UNM Soccer Complex Saturday afternoon as it held the Texas Tech Red Raiders to a 5-0 score. The victory over Texas Tech marks the biggest home win for New Mexico since 1994 when the Lobos defeated College of the Southwest 8-1 at UNM's Robertson Field. The Lobos improve to 4-1-1 all-time over Texas Tech.
Freshman Jordan Johnson scored her first goal of the game on a penalty kick at the 30th minute, giving New Mexico (3-1-0) the upper hand in the middle of the first half. The flood gates opened shortly after Johnson's goal as sophomore Brittany Emerson penetrated the Texas Tech (1-2-0) defense and scored from the top of the box over goalkeeper Tina Rincon at the 31st minute mark.
In the second half, the Lobo's rally continued as sophomore Alicia Lacovara scored New Mexico's third goal off a cross in the middle of the box from senior Coco D'Angelo at the 45th minute. Later in the half, Johnson returned for more goal action, scoring at the 74th minute. Sophomore Kristine Sweat collected the assist. Sophomore Kaela Kelly scored the final UNM goal at the 76th minute with another assist from Sweat to end New Mexico's down pour on Texas Tech.
UNM's offense is stronger than ever, scoring nine goals through four games this season. The 5-0 win over Texas Tech gives New Mexico the most goals scored in a game since nine in the 9-0 win at Troy State in 2002.
The Lobos travel to Los Angeles, Calif. where they will participate in the Loyola Marymount Tournament. New Mexico faces Washington State on Friday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. (MDT) and Loyola Marymount on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. (MDT).
Quotes from UNM head coach Kit Vela (vs. Texas Tech): "It feels good to score goals. The team played as a unit today. We played a lot of players. We almost had a different player on each goal and that shows how deep we are this year. We have a starting 11, but anyone can come off the bench and give us a different look and be just as good. We are excited to have such a deep team."