This Week in UNM Women’s Soccer ... The Lobos will finish off the regular season with a Friday night home match against the 2013 regular season champions the San Diego State Aztecs. The Aztecs got the title when they posted a 2-0 win over Utah State about 25 minutes after Boise State defeated the Lobos 2-1 in double-overtime.
The Lobos are in a battle for conference seeding, and with the new tournament format, seeding is pretty much everything. UNM would lock in a double-bye with a win on Friday night. Anything else and they would have to have some help along the way from Fresno State and Boise State.
The Lobos will also say goodbye to six seniors that will be playing in their final regular season home game on Friday night. Liz Nare, Elba Holguin, Brooke Ellison, Brianna Webster and Ashley Espinoza are all four year seniors, while Shelbie Luna is a fifth-year senior.
There will be a short ceremony prior to the match honoring the six seniors.
LIVE STATS - UNM’s game this weekend will have live stats courtesy of Statbroadcast, and they are accessible on your mobile phone as well at www.lobostats.com
vs. San Diego St. - http://statb.us/e/24868
LIVE VIDEO STREAM - Friday's match will be live streamed at GoLobos.com and at www.themw.com/#!/watch-live. A few hours prior to the game, a live notice will appear on the main page of GoLobos with the direct link.
All links are available at GoLobos.com through the women’s soccer schedule.
Lobos vs. San Diego State
The game on Friday will be the 23rd meeting between the two programs, making the Aztecs UNM's most common opponent. The match is a rematch of the 2013 title game, won by the Aztecs 2-0 at the SDSU Sports Deck.
While the Lobos trail the all-time series 5-10-7, the lead 4-1-5 in Albuquerque. The Lobos have gone 0-2-1 against the Aztecs in the last two years, but all of those matches were at the Sports Deck. UNM is 3-0-4 against San Diego State in the last seven meetings in Albuquerque, and the Aztecs last won at the UNM Soccer Complex against the Lobos in 1999, a 3-1 win, a year before MW play began. The Aztecs also lost at the UNM Soccer Complex in the MW Tournament in 2011 to Wyoming 1-0.