Oct. 14, 2007
The University of New Mexico men's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to seven games with a 1-0 win at Sacramento State today. Lobo senior David Gualdarama knocked in his first goal of the season in the 10th minute to improve UNM's record to 8-3-1 on the season and 3-0-1 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play.
New Mexico's offense had been lighting up the scoreboard recently, outscoring its opponents 19-3 in the six games prior to today's match. Gualdarama looked to continue that trend when he hit a right-footed volley past Hornet keeper Ryan Kenny. Junior Chris Wright assisted on the play, giving him at least one point in each of the last seven matches. He leads the team with 17 points on seven goals and three assists this season.
The rest of the game was an uneventful affair for both teams. New Mexico would only post five more shots in the final 80 minutes and each squad finished with just eight shots in the match. It was the lowest shot total for UNM since getting off seven in the season-opening loss to Akron. UNM also tied a season-low with two corners, holding Sacramento State (2-9-1, 1-2-0 MPSF) on just one corner-kick.
"We got Sac. State's A-game today," stated UNM head coach Jeremy Fishbein. "I have to give them credit because I thought they played great. We are fortunate to have scored two wins on this road trip, but now we are ready to come home for a big match on Saturday."
UNM returns home for a Saturday match against UNLV in University Stadium at 7:00 p.m. (M.D.T.). The Lobos-Rebels match will follow the U.S. Women's national team game against Mexico at 4:30 p.m. Fans who purchase tickets for the U.S. - Mexico match will receive free admission to the UNM game that immediately follows. Those wanting to go to just the Lobo-Rebel match will receive regular men's soccer admission following the conclusion of the National Team match. Tickets for both games can be purchased at the UNM Ticket Office at The Pit, by calling (505) 925-LOBO or by visiting www.UNM Tcikets.com.
New Mexico is looking to break its single-game home attendance record of 7,449 set against UCLA in University Stadium on Sept. 23, 1989. The fourth-ranked Bruins won that match 2-0.