Aug. 28, 2011
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.---The University of New Mexico women's soccer team battled Alabama to a scoreless draw Sunday afternoon at the Alabama Soccer Stadium. The Lobos, 1-1-2, held the offensive advantage throughout the game but were unable to capitalize on scoring opportunities.
Seven UNM players combined for 17 shots in the match, eight of which were shots on goal. Lobo goalkeeper Kelli Cornell tallied three saves during 110 minutes of action, preventing Alabama from finding the back of the net.
In the first half, New Mexico outshot Alabama 8-2, forcing the Tide goalkeeper to make three saves in the first 45 minutes of action. Both squads took five shots in the second half, with three of the Lobos opportunities coming on goal.
The Lobos failed to get a shot off during the first overtime period, and Cornell saved one of three of Alabama's shots. During the second overtime, New Mexico tallied four shots, two of which had potential to score but were saved by the Alabama goalkeeper.
The Lobos continue their six game road swing this Friday, as the squad travels to Cal State Northridge. The match is set to begin at 8 p.m. in Northridge, Calif.