Aug. 27, 2006
AKRON, Ohio --- The University of New Mexico women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 double-overtime heartbreaker to Akron Sunday in the championship game of the sixth annual Caroline Pardee Invitational. The Lobos out-shot the Zips 9-5 despite falling for the first time this season. UNM finishes the tournament with a 1-1-0 overall mark, while UA improved to 2-0-0.
"Akron is a very good program but it's always difficult to lose," said UNM head coach Kit Vela. "We had opportunities to score throughout the match but could not find the net. It's very difficult to play on the road but we managed to split in the opening weekend. We played well in both games and are looking forward to next weekend."
UNM and UA battled for 90 minutes but remained scoreless at the end of regulation. The Lobos had three shots on goal in the game, including one each by seniors Kristine Sweat, Kaela Kelly and Eryn Paetz. Kelly and Paetz were also named to the Pardee Invitaional All-Tournament Team along with sophomore goalkeeper Shannon Adragna.
It wasn't until the second overtime period that Amee Thompson scored the game-winning goal for the Zips in the 101st minute on an assist from Christine Vacha.
UNM will return to action Sat., Sept. 2 against Oakland University in Las Vegas at 1 p.m. For complete coverage of UNM women's soccer visit www.GoLobos.com.