Oct. 14, 2003
UPCOMING GAMES: After playing six consecutive games on the road, the New Mexico women finally return home to the UNM Soccer Complex this weekend. The Lobos will host Mountain West Conference rival Wyoming on Friday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. for Stuff the Stadium night. Admission will be just $1 for all fans. Colorado College visits the Lobos on Sunday at noon.
The women will be aiming for their first conference win of the season after their two losses last weekend at BYU and Utah, respectively.
Friday's game versus Wyoming should be a great match between two promising teams in the Mountain West. Both teams are young with similar numbers and trying to prove they can compete with the best.
Even though the Lobos are 0-1-1 at home and the Cowgirls are 3-3 on the road, New Mexico may be able to capitalize on the crowd's support for a win. Wyoming plays for an average crowd of 275 and the largest they have seen is just over 700 this season. New Mexico averages 1,257 fans at home. Expect that number to be even higher against Wyoming since it will be Stuff the Stadium night so all tickets are just $1.
Beware of the possibility for an overtime game against Colorado College. Both the Tigers and the Lobos have played five overtime games this year. All of Colorado College's overtime games have been double overtime as well. Unfortunately for New Mexico, the Tigers have yet to lose in overtime with their three wins and two ties.
A possible advantage for the Lobos is that Colorado College has only played two games away from home this season with one resulting in a loss and the other a tie.
WYOMING (7-6, 2-0 MWC): The Cowgirls are off to a great start in conference play, winning their first two games of the season. They are already better off than last year, finishing 0-6. Their efforts last weekend also earned them the conference offensive and defensive Player of the Week in sophomore forward Mercy Adetoye and senior goalkeeper Lori Scheider.
Scheider leads Wyoming in the net, starting 12 of 13 games. She has allowed 15 goals and made 95 saves in 1077:57 minutes. Scheider has a goals-against-average of 1.25 and a save percentage of .864.
Junior forward Marci Gomes leads the scoring attack for the Cowgirls with her nine points. She has four goals and one assist. Adetoye is right behind with her three goals and one assist.
Cowgirls Quick Facts
Location: Laramie, Wyo.
Conference: Mountain West
Head Coach: Anne Moore (N. Carolina St. '93)
Record at Wyoming: 19-49-6 (Four Years)
Career Record: 27-78-9 (Six Years)
Assistant Coaches: Ian Hayley (Central Florida '92); Misty Long (Evansville '97)
2002 Record: 4-13-2
2002 Conference Record/Finish: 0-6-0/7th
UNM vs. Wyoming: 6-1-1
Web Site: www.wyomingathletics.com
COLORADO COLLEGE (5-6-2): Colorado College is coming off a weekend of Mountain West Conference action as well. The Tigers played both San Diego State and UNLV. Colorado won the game against the Aztecs 3-2 in double overtime while they tied with the Rebels, 0-0, in double overtime.
Offensively, the Tigers are led by junior midfielder Kelly Sweitzer. In 11 games played, she has scored a team-leading four goals and is tied for the lead in points with nine. Also with nine points is sophomore forward Stephanie Kernan. Kernan has three goals and three assists.
Taking charge in the goal is junior keeper Meghann Loseke. She has played every minute (1249:42) of the Tigers' 13 games. Loseke has allowed 17 goals for a GAA of 1.22. She has made 81 saves for .827 save percentage.
Tigers Quick Facts
Location: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Head Coach: Erik Oman (Northern Colorado '92)
Record at CC: First Year
Career Record: 19-20-2 (3 Years)
Assistant Coaches: Scott Lamphear (Wisconsin '96); Sophie Hines (Colorado College '02)
Starters Returning/Lost: 6/6
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 14/8
2002 Record: 8-7-2
2002 Conference Record/Finish: N/A
UNM vs. Colorado College: 3-4
Web Site: www.coloradocollege.edu/athletics