Weekly Notes: Women's Soccer Heads to Indiana for Tournament
ON DECK UNM travels to Evansville, Ind. this weekend for the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic. The Lobos are slated to face Oakland University in the first of their two games at 5 p.m on Sept 19. The second match on Sept. 21 at 2:15 p.m. will pit UNM against host team Evansville.
TAKING A LOOK BACK This past weekend New Mexico met up with UTEP and Texas Tech in the Miner Classic Tournament held in El Paso, Texas.
The Lobos dropped their first match 4-1 to UTEP. The Miners opened up the scoring in the 6th minute of play and never looked back. They would notch three more goals before the end of the game, all of which were scored by senior Holly Cohen. However, the Lobos were unwilling to let down against a relentlessly physical UTEP side and managed to squeeze a goal past Miner keeper Kyla Clark with eight minutes left in the game. Rachael Addison (Tyler, Texas) recorded the header for UNM, while Michelle Longmire (Los Alamos, N.M.) picked up the assist.
On Saturday the Lobos were victorious over Texas Tech, beating the Red Raiders 2-1 and recording their third win of the season and first win on the road. UNM seniors Linda Melendres (Albuquerque, N.M.) and Michelle Nowfel (Littleton, Colo.) combined for all of the UNM scoring power, recording goals in the 17th and 21st minutes respectively.
Texas Tech was able to find the Lobo net at the 52:39 mark after a UNM misclearance was capitalized on for a goal. The Red Raider score in the second half would be the last one of the game for both teams, leaving the tally at 2-1 in New Mexico’s favor.
OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES 2001 Record : 16-4-1 UNM-Oakland Series Record: First meeting
TO DATE: The Golden Grizzlies began 2002 on a high note, beating Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2-1 and Marquette 2-0 in the Verizon Tournament. Since the Aug. 30 and Sept.1 games, Oakland has failed to win another match. The team has lost four straight, with the most recent defeat coming at the hands of the Purdue Boilermakers who made the most of an overtime penalty kick that gave them the 4-3 win. Oakland will be looking for its third win of the season when it faces New Mexico on Sept. 19.
GRIZZLY GREATS: Despite dropping three straight, the Golden Grizzlies have had some offensive power from senior forward Debbie Cartmel who has tallied three goals and notched an assist in the last two Golden Grizzly losses. For her efforts, she was awarded Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 11. Cartmel leads the team overall with nine points on four goals and an assist. Defensively, Oakland relies on veteran Kim Moore who, like her teammate Cartmel, also garnered Mid-Continent Play of the Week, but on the defensive end. Moore scored the game-winning goal in the Golden Grizzlies 2-1 win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee and helped the team post a 2-0 shutout win over Marquette a day later.
2001 POST SEASON: Winning the 2001 Mid-Continent Conference title with a 3-0 win over Oral Roberts enabled the Golden Grizzlies to make their first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The team suffered a 3-2 loss to # 20 Cincinnati in the first round which spoiled its hopes of advancing any further.
EVANSVILLE PURPLE ACES 2001 Record: 13-7-1 UNM-Evansville Series Record: Evansville leads 2-1
TO DATE: So far, the Purple Aces are 1-3-1 on the season, earning their first victory in 2-1 in double overtime match at Memphis on Sept. 13. New head coach Ron Raab also collected his first ever collegiate victory with the defeat of Memphis. Before the 13th, UE had dropped three straight to Dayton, Auburn and Georgia Southern and managed to come back from a two-goal deficit to tie St. John’s 2-2.
ACES ON THE FIELD: Leading the scoring this year for Evansville is junior forward Kristen Prom who has scored goals in the 2-2 tie with St John’s and the 3-1 loss to Auburn, leaving her with four points. True freshman Nicole Johns is also making an impact in the Aces’ offense, recording three points off a goal and an assist. Netminder Katie Howard has played in all five of Evansville’s games and has been called on to make a total of 29 saves. The senior currently holds a 1.87 goals-against average.
2001 POST-SEASON After winning the Missouri Valley Conference title last season for the fifth straight time, Evansville earned a berth into the NCAA Tournament and drew #2 Santa Clara as its first round opponent. The Aces held the Broncos scoreless for 58 minutes before Santa Clara broke loose and tallied three goals to make the final score 3-0 .
MARTE DOLVA • JR-1L • GEILO, NORWAY
Last week, Dolva was named MWC Player of the Week for her offensive efforts in matches against Houston and NAU. She recorded seven points in two games with a pair of goals and an assist in the Lobos’ 4-2 blanking of Houston and one goal in the 4-2 defeat of NAU.
|GP/GS |SHOTS | GOALS | ASSISTS |POINTS| |6-1| 24| 3|1|7|
MICHELLE LONGMIRE • SR-3L • LOS ALAMOS, N.M.
Longmire has notched one assist in each of the last three Lobo games. Two of her three assists have been on game-winning goals in New Mexico’s defeat of NAU, 4-2, and the recent 2-1 victory over Big 12 opponent Texas Tech.
|GP/GS|SHOTS| GOALS| ASSISTS| POINTS| |6-6| 6 | 0 | 3 | 3 |
MICHELLE NOWFEL • SR-3L • LITTLETON, COLO.
With her goal in New Mexico’s decisive 4-2 victory over NAU, Nowfel moved up to fifth on the all-time career goals list with ten. Additionally, she scored the game-winning goal in the 21st minute of play to lead the Lobos over Texas Tech.
LOBO NOTES (as of Sept. 16, 2002)
• Nine Lobos have started and played in all six games this year including seniors Michelle Longmire and Linda Melendres, juniors Erchen Theys and Abbie Partch, sophomores LeAnne Hendren, Deidre Devault and Kristen Winters as well as freshmen Eryn Paetz and Marissa McBride.
• UNM is ranked first in the Mountain West Conference in shots (99), third in goals (12), points (28), saves (32) and attendance (avg. 623).
• The Lobos recorded a MWC high 25 shots in their Sept. 12 game vs. UTEP.
• Goalkeeper Kristen Winters tallied a MWC high 13 saves at UTEP on Sept. 12.