Aug. 16, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-- Sophomore Alexis Ball and Freshman Jennifer Williams each scored goals to lead the New Mexico women's soccer team past the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls by a score of 2-0 this afternoon at the UNM Soccer Complex. At the fortieth minute rain and lightning put a stop to play.
"The first thirty I thought was really good, "said head coach Kit Vela, "We sized up our opponent real well. We had two really great goals that were absolutely ripped. They were just well hit and well struck balls. We connected a lot better than we did yesterday."
Before mother nature took over, Ball received a throw in from senior Krista Peterson in the eighth minute took solid rope of a shot that sailed past the Highlands goalie. In the twenty-eighth minute of the first period Ball lead Williams just enough past the Highlands defense and went back post for the Lobos second goal of the first half.
The Lobo offense fired off 12 shots with seven shots on goal. The goal-scoring tandem of Ball and Williams each had three shots.
New Mexico's defense was more than stellar as it didn't allow a single shot. The starting line of seniors Samantha Bevis, Krista Peterson, junior Jessica Quador and sophomore Elizabeth Lambert held Highlands at bay and used their size to dominate the Cowgirl attack.
The Lobos will take their show on the road as they start the season at Denver on Aug 22.