Sept. 25, 2009
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women's soccer team suffered its first defeat in 11 matches in a 2-1 decision to Northern Arizona tonight. The Lobos are now 8-1-2 on the season. The Lumberjacks improve to 5-4-1.
"It's a cruel sport," said head coach Kit Vela. "I'm proud of the way the girls battled and I'm proud of how tough they played. Soccer is just a cruel sport. We have some things we have to fix."
In the 23rd minute of the match sophomore Zaneta Wyne got the Lobos rolling as she put away a through ball from fellow sophomore Jael Fanning. Wyne was able to one-time the ball into the back of the net. Senior Jess Quador was also credited with an assist. The goal was Wyne's third of the season and seventh of her career. Fanning picked up her fourth assist of the season and sixth of her career. The assist was Quador's third of the season and sixth of her career.
The Lobo defense held NAU to only one shot in the first half. The Lumberjacks turned the tide in the second half finding two goals and the lead. The first goal was one-timed by Corrie McGuire for her first goal of the season in the 59th minute. McGuire was awarded a penalty kick in the 71st minute and converted for the 2-1 lead.
Sophomore Jennifer Williams had a shot at a header in the 84th minute that just sailed wide. Wyne also had an opportunity in the 85th minute with a shot on the near post that just went wide.
The Lobos kick off conference play on Oct. 3 against TCU. The game will be sponsored by UNM Hospitals as part of Lobo women's soccer's "Think Pink" night. The Lobos will wear pink jerseys that will be auctioned off to benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information visit www.GoLobos.com.