No. 10 Lobos Wrap Up 2012 Road Schedule At Seattle
Oct. 27, 2012
#10 New Mexico Men’s Soccer at Seattle University
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The tenth-ranked University of New Mexico Lobos (12-3-0, 5-2-0 MPSF) prepare for their final MPSF road match of the 2012 season as they travel to face the Redhawks of Seattle University.
#10 NEW MEXICO AT A GLANCE: UNM is coming off a 1-0 shutout of San Jose State on Friday evening. The lone goal of the match came from Kyle Venter and was his first score of the season. Venter’s game-winning goal was the 15th different Lobo to score a goal this season, which leads the nation.
SEATTLE AT A GLANCE: Seattle is the last-place team in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (3-11-1). Their 2-1 win over Houston Baptist on Friday evening ended an eight-match winless streak. It was the Redhawks’ first win since defeating Portland on September 21st.
COACH FISHBEIN: Jeremy Fishbein is in his eleventh season as head coach at New Mexico. The program is 150-47-25 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 74-16-9 (.795) in MPSF play.
LOBOS TO WATCH: The Lobo attack has been lead by a pair of familiar faces. Seniors Blake Smith and Devon Sandoval are not only the team and conference leaders in assists and goals, but they rank among the nation's best offensively. Smith has registered eleven assists, which is tied for first in the nation. His counterpart Sandoval ranks sixth in the NCAA in goals with twelve scores.
ALL-TIME VS. SAN JOSE STATE: The Spartans and Lobos will be meeting for the 23rd time. UNM leads the all-time series 14-7-1 with the record being 14-3-1 under Head Coach Jeremy Fishbein. SJSU's last victory in the series was on November 9, 2008, which was played at Spartan Stadium.
DOWN THE ROAD: Coach Fishbein and company will wrap up the 2012 regular season with Houston Baptist at home on Saturday, November 3rd. The match, scheduled for 7 p.m., will be Senior Night for New Mexico’s six seniors; Blake Smith, Devon Sandoval, Levi Rossi, Victor Rodriguez, Travis Campbell and Nik Robson.