On the heels of their thrilling victory at UC Santa Barbara, Head Coach Jeremy Fishbein and the Lobos return to the friendly confines of the UNM Soccer Complex. New Mexico will host the Aggies of UC Davis before beginning Conference USA play on the road at Marshall University on Monday night. Friday evening will offer fans plenty of reasons to make it to the pitch. The match is “Go Pink” night for UNM with the team wearing special pink jerseys in honor of breast cancer awareness. It is also a doubleheader with the New Mexico Women’s Soccer team who will take to the field at 5 p.m. There’s too many good reasons not to be a part of New Mexico’s unique game day environment Friday evening.
Southern California Dreamin’
Monday evening’s match against the Gauchos truly came down to the wire. Freshman Niko Hansen buried the game-winning goal off a pass from James Rogers with just twelve seconds left in regulation. It was the culmination of a dominant second half in the eyes of Coach Fishbein.
“We talked about how we had to be confident, disciplined and have a “defend first” mentality. The guys were mentally tough and absorbed the pressure. We got a hold of the game in the second half. The guys stayed the course to the very end, and I am just real proud of our guys.”
Have You Seen “Fish Off The Pitch”?
Coach Jeremy Fishbein has a special weekly show entitled “Fish Off The Pitch”. He and host, GoLobos.com Senior Writer Richard Stevens, talk about anything and everything that is Lobo Soccer. Players join their coach as special guests for a lighter conversation about what it’s like being a Lobo. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this week’s episode below.
The speedy forward had quite the season last year as a sophomore. Rogers tallied eight goals and five assists in 18 appearances. Through seven matches this season, he has already tallied four goals and two assists.