Oct. 14, 2007
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- New Mexico women's soccer dropped a 1-0 decision to TCU Sunday at the UNM Soccer Complex. Angie Nickens scored the game-winner for the Horned Frogs and helped TCU improve to 7-7-0 overall and 2-1 in the Mountain West Conference. The Lobos fall to 7-3-2 overall and 1-1 in the conference.
"It's the same old story we've been tell this all season about opportunities in the first half and not putting teams away," said UNM head coach Kit Vela. "They scored and we found ourselves behind for the first time in a long while. This is a young team and they sat back and defended. Had we scored a goal this game would have been over but we didn't attack. We have had opportunities and if you don't finish then it will come back and haunt you."
The Lobos outshot TCU, 16-13, and had four corner kicks in the match. UNM was led offensively by junior Hannah Hand who finished with four shots. Freshman Alexis Ball snapped her five game scoring streak and only recorded a shot in the match. The Lobos fired five shots on frame but could not find the net.
Nickens scored the game-winner in the 34th minute off a corner kick. Michelle Nguyen was credited with the assist after slipping the ball past the UNM defense. Nickens collected the corner kick and fired the shot from 10 yards out.
Junior Shannon Adragna started for New Mexico in goal and played 90 mintues. Adragna was credited with a save.
The goal by TCU was the first goal UNM had allowed in 332 minutes. The streak dates back to the UTEP game on Sept. 23, 2007.
UNM returns to action on Oct. 19 against UNLV at 7 p.m. start. The Lobos will battle the Rebels inside the UNM Soccer Complex. For more information about UNM Athletics visit www.GoLobos.com.