Oct. 11, 2006
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- New Mexico women's soccer continues Mountain West Conference action this Friday against UNLV at 5 p.m. before returning home to hosts No. 25 Utah Sunday at 1 p.m. The Lobos are 6-4-3, 0-0-2 this year and have tied its last three matches. UNM looks for its first conference victory against the Rebels in a rematch of the 2005 MWC championship match.
Senior Kristine Sweat leads the Lobos offensively with four goals and nine points. Last weekend, it was senior Bridgette Sanchez that came up with the only against the Cowgirls. Sanchez has three goals this season and has been one of the key leaders on the squad. Defensively, seniors Alanna Abeyta and Ashley Lowery have played well in the backfield limiting shots taken by their opponents. Sophomore Shannon Adragna has started every match in the net and has a 0.66 goals against average.
Chasing The Rebels: UNLV has a 5-8-1 overall record and has lost its last two matches. The Rebels fell to No. 19 BYU and San Diego State last weekend on the road. This season Katie Carney has led UNLV offensively. Carney is one of two players on the roster with three goals and leads the team with nine points. The Rebels have 10 different players with at least one goal and five with multiple goals. Ciera Nero and Alicia Lugo have split time in the net for UNLV. Nero has been the primary keeper, collecting 35 saves and has a 4-4-0 record.
Scouting Utah: The Utes roll into town on a five game winning streak and are one of the hottest teams in the conference. No. 25 Utah is 9-4-0 this year with a 2-0-0 conference record. Adele Letro has scored six times this season and is the primary threat. Letro has started every match and has 15 points to go along with three assists. Ashley Mason is the keeper for Utah and has four shutouts. Mason has a 1.08 goals against average and 41 saves.
UNLV: The Rebels lead the all-time series 4-5-0 and have won the last three meetings. Last year, UNM dropped both matches against UNLV and haven't beat the Rebels since Oct. 24, 2003. The Lobos are 1-3-0 in Las Vegas, Nev., with their only win being a 1-0 victory on Oct. 13, 2002.
No. 25 Utah: UNM trails the all-time series 4-7-1 but have a 2-1-1 home field advantage. Last year, both teams split in a pair of games. Utah won the regular season match at home, 3-2, but the Lobos upset the Utes, 1-0, at the MWC Championship.
Complete coverage of both events can be found at www.GoLobos.com.