No. 14 Lobos Look To Silence A Rebel Yell On Friday Night
Oct. 17, 2012
#14 Lobo Men's Soccer vs. UNLV
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - No. 14 New Mexico continues MPSF play by hosting the Rebels of UNLV on Friday evening. The match will be the "Think Pink" night for the Lobos, and the match will be part of a double header with the women's team. The Lobos will begin their final three weeks of conference play before hosting the MPSF Tournament November 8th - 11th.
#14 NEW MEXICO AT A GLANCE: UNM is coming off two consecutive weekend splits versus Air Force and Denver. In both splits, the Lobos lost to Air Force on Friday night before beating Denver on back-to-back Sundays. New Mexico currently sits a half game back of Air Force in the Mountain Division of the MPSF with five matches remaining in conference play.
UNLV AT A GLANCE: The Rebels are riding high coming into their trip to Albuquerque. Winners of three of their last four, UNLV swept their road trip last weekend with wins at Seattle University and San Jose State. However, history is not on UNLV's side. The Rebels have not won in the UNM Soccer Complex since the 2003 season.
COACH FISHBEIN: Jeremy Fishbein is in his eleventh season as head coach at New Mexico. The program is 147-47-25 on his watch and has qualified for the NCAA Tournament eight out of his ten seasons in Albuquerque. Under Fishbein, the Lobos have a record of 14-4-0 versus UNLV. The record under Fishbein versus UNLV at the UNM Soccer Complex is even better at 7-1-0.
LOBOS TO WATCH: Seniors Blake Smith (three goals and nine assists) and Devon Sandoval (nine goals and three assists) have combined to register 49% of UNM's points in 2012. Smith ranks tied for fourth in the NCAA in assists, and Sandoval is tied for 14th in the nation in total goals.
ALL-TIME VS. DARTMOUTH: The two programs have met 32 times in their 27-year history. New Mexico leads the all-time series 23-9-0 with a mark of 14-4-0 under Head Coach Jeremy Fishbein.
DOWN THE ROAD: The Lobos will return to the road for their final conference road trip of the season next weekend. They will first to San Jose State on Friday, October 26th at 8 p.m. (MT) before traveling to Seattle University for a 2 p.m. (MT) match-up on Sunday afternoon.