Oct. 31, 2003
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The New Mexico women's soccer team (2-10-4, 1-4-1 MWC) fell in its final conference game, 2-0 after a pair of late goals by Air Force (7-11-1, 1-5-0 MWC) at Cadet Soccer Stadium. The game was played in its entirety despite temperatures in the high 20s with snow flurries and strong wind.
The Lobos' play resembled that of their last few games, showing their talent and youth while dominating most of the game. New Mexico outshot the Falcons 13-9 and gained a 7-1 corner kick advantage. The result still remained the same with the women struggling to find the back of the net despite several opportunities.
After a scoreless first half, Air Force's Cookie Day put the Falcons on the board in the 74th minute. Day curled a corner kick from the left side that New Mexico junior goalkeeper Kristen Winters could not contain, giving them a 1-0 lead.
Sealing the Falcon's first conference win of the season five minutes later was Jennifer Rowland. Elaine Tatarek served the ball to Rowland, who was just 10 yards out and facing Winters head on.
Leading the Lobos' offensive charge was junior midfielder Rachael Addison, with four shots. In net, Winters allowed two goals and made five saves on nine shots. For the Falcons, Jennifer Monson and J.J. Wolf teamed up for the win. Monson, getting the start, made two saves while Wolf added five.
New Mexico wraps up its regular season competition on Sunday. The Lobos are taking on Michigan State (11-7) at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo. Kickoff is slated for 11 a.m.