Women's Soccer: Weekly Notes
UPCOMING This weekend the UNM women's soccer team is heading to the Pacific Northwest for a two-game series against Oregon State on Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. and Portland State on Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. The last time the Lobos were up against OSU in Corvallis, Ore. they were defeated 3-0. New Mexico has yet to play Big Sky opponent Portland State in the nine-year history of the program.
LAST WEEKEND IN ALABAMA
Fri. Sept. 27 UNM at Auburn: L, 0-2 Auburn, Ala.
Sun. Sept. 29 UNM at Troy St. : W, 9-0 Troy, Ala. Goals Scorers:
Marte Dolva (1) Rachael Addison (1) Michelle Longmire (2) LeAnne Hendren (1) Coco DAngelo (2) Michelle Nowfel (1) Casie Deegan (1)
OREGON STATE BEAVERS (6-2-2)
Conference: Pac-10 UNM-OSU Series Record: OSU leads 1-0
TO DATE Oregon State is off to a winning start losing only to Wake Forest and Portland, two top-25 teams. The Beavers biggest accomplishment this year came in their opening game against then No. 10 Florida State. OSU took the Seminoles into double overtime before the game was left at a 0-0 tie. Most recently, the Beavers beat Air Force 5-1 on Sept. 27 and lost a close 2-1 match to No. 4 Portland, on Sept. 29. OSU has out scored its opponents 18-7 as well as out shot them 176-125.
TRACKING THE BEAVERS Sophomore Lindsey Beem is paving the way for the Beavers so far this season, leading the team in points with ten off of three goals and four assists. Junior Courtney Carter is not far behind teammate Beem with eight points, six of which came from her hat-trick performance against Air Force. Keeper Jo Fletcher has been solid in goal for the Beavers recording four shutouts in ten games. The senior currently holds a 0.60 goals-against-average and has made 48 saves.
2001 SEASON The Beavers finished off the season with a 10-6-2 record, their best since 1995 and finished seventh in the Pac-10. Three Beavers were awarded post-season honors, including defender Mandy Melendez (All-Pac-10 Second Team), forward Katie Henderson (All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention) and midfielder Morgan Crabtree (All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention).
PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS (6-2-3)
Conference: Big Sky UNM-PSU Series Record: First meeting
TO DATE Portland State started off the season with two wins and has won its last three matches. The middle six games for the Vikings were a mix of losses and ties, all of which came on the road. Portland State's two most recent wins against Wyoming on Sept. 27 and Air Force on Sept. 29 were both shutouts, 1-0 and 2-0 respectively. The largest margin of victory for the Vikings came this year in the 8-1 defeat of Central Washington on Sept. 22.
TRACKING THE VIKINGS Sophomores Katie Miyake and Julie Forrest are lighting up the Viking scorebooks with sixteen and fifteen points apiece. Miyake has gathered a team high five assists while Forrest is leading the team with seven goals, two of which were game-winners. Junior goalkeeper Joell Giger has logged 960 minutes so far this season and has been called on to make 41 saves giving her a 0.84 save percentage.
2001 SEASON The Vikings finished seventh (last place) in the Big Sky Conference last season with a 1-15-2 overall record and 1-5-0 in conference play. Freshman Gretchen Pietras was named Big Sky Newcomer of the Year for her efforts. The honor was the biggest award ever given to a PSU player in the history of the five year program.
LEADERS OF THE PACK
Michelle Longmire Sr-3L MF Los Alamos, N.M.
Longmire made an impact in UNMs 9-0 blanking of Troy State on Sept. 29 by netting two goals and dishing an assist. She currently leads the team in assists (4) and is third on the team in shots with eleven, all of which have been on goal.
The Longmire File:
|GP/GS|G|A|P | |10/10|2|4|11|
LeAnne Hendren So-1L MF Belen, N.M.
Hendren scored her first goal of the year in the Lobos crushing defeat of Troy State. She also recorded her second and third assists of the year in the same game. The sophomore is one of only a handful of Lobos who have started and played in every game this year.
The Hendren File:
LOBOS ON THE RUN
Three Lobos notched four or more points in the 9-0 defeat of Troy State, including Michelle Longmire (2 goals, 1 assist, five points), Coco DAngelo (two goals, four points) and LeAnne Hendren (1 goal, two assists, four points)
Sophomore goalkeeper Kristen Winters has recorded three shutouts this year and accumulated 45 saves.
Marte Dolva is second in the Mountain West Conference in shots with 33 and fourth in goals with five.
Michelle Longmire is tied for third in the MWC with three assists.