Aug. 31, 2007
STILLWATER, Okla. --- New Mexico women's soccer drops an overtime heartbreaker to No. 20 Oklahoma State, 2-1, Friday here at the Cowgirls Soccer Complex. Senior Terryn Granados scored the goal for UNM in the first half and helped hold the Cowgirls scoreless for 82 minutes before giving up an own goal. OSU won the match in overtime on a cross in front of the net. Despite the effort the Lobos fall to 0-1, while the Cowgirls move to 1-0.
Granados set the tone for the Lobos in the 6th minute after firing a shot from 40 yards out through the goalkeeper's hands. UNM jumped ahead and continued to battle with highly touted Cowgirls. Senior Anna Neu was credited with the assist on the goal by Granados.
The Lobos held strong defensively denying the nationally-ranked Cowgirls numerous times throughout the match. The own goal came with just under eight minutes remaining and forced overtime. OSU drilled a shot off the post that hit junior Samantha Bevis and went into the net.
UNM tried to put the match away minutes into the extra period but couldn't capitalize on a corner kick. OSU responded by forcing the action and scored the game-winner in the 96th minute. Niccole Grimaldi had the winning goal on an assist from Kasey Langdon. Grimaldi took a cross from left to right and slipped past the defense.
New Mexico goalkeeper Shannon Adragna was impressive throughout the match. Adragna recorded six saves and made multiple game saving plays. Sophomore Kiani Wong played the final 12 mintues of the game and took the loss.
OSU out shot the Lobos, 22-9 but couldn't manage much offensively due to the defensive pressure applied by UNM. The Lobos were physical throughout the match and competed with one of the top programs in the country.
UNM travels to Tulsa Sunday for a 1 p.m. CT start against the Golden Hurricane. For more information about Lobo athletics visit www.GoLobos.com.