Women's Soccer: Lobos Begin Conference Slate This Weekend With Games At San Diego State and UNLV
Upcoming - The UNM women's soccer team travels to California and Nevada this weekend for the last two games of its extensive five-week road trip. The Lobos begin conference play with matches against San Diego State at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 and UNLV on Sunday, Oct. 13. UNLV and SDSU are currently second and third in conference standings respectively and, like the Lobos, are participating in their first conference match-ups of the season this weekend.
LAST WEEKEND IN OREGON Fri. Oct. 4 UNM at Oregon State: L, 2-5 Corvallis, Ore.
Goal Scorers: • Erchen Theys Unassisted
• Michelle Longmire Assist- Erchen Theys
Sun. Oct. 6 UNM at Portland State: W, 2-0 Portland, Ore. Goals Scorers: • Nicole Pitcock Assist- Dolva/Partch • Rachael Addison Assist- Erchen Theys
SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS Conference: Mountain West UNM-SDSU Series Record: SDSU leads 5-2-1 SDSU on the Internet: www.GoAztecs.com
TO DATE The Aztecs are 4-0 at home so far this season and have lost three games on the road, most recently 4-1 to No. 10 Pepperdine. The other two defeats were at the hands of Loyola Marymount (1-0, overtime) and Cal State Fullerton (4-0). San Diego State’s latest win came on Oct. 1 when the Aztecs downed Long Beach State 4-0. SDSU has outscored opponents 20-14 but has a narrow shots for and against margin, only edging opponents 112-108.
TRACKING THE AZTECS Junior Kim Castellanos has dominated the SDSU points charts this season, accumulating six goals and four assists for 16 points. Newcomer Lisette Martinez is holding her own in the offensive scheme as well, notching four goals and one assist. Junior Stephanie Pearson has been a mainstay in the Aztec net, making 28 saves and owns a 1.21 goals-against-average.
2001 SEASON (9-4) San Diego State faced Utah in the first round of the MWC tournament last year after placing fourth in the conference ranks. The Aztecs lost 3-0 to the Utes and ended any hopes of making it to the NCAA tournament, a feat they have accomplished three times and most recently in 1999. The Aztecs have one returning player who was named to the 2001 All-MWC Team in junior Kim Castellanos.
UNLV REBELS (8-3-1)
Conference: Mountain West UNM-UNLV Series Record: Tied 2-2 UNLV on the Internet: www.unlvrebels.com
TO DATE UNLV currently has one of the best records in the Mountain West, having lost only three games. The first of those came on Sept. 13 to Montana (2-1, double overtime). The other two losses were to Arizona State, 3-0 and Cal Poly, 2-0. Most recently, UNLV defeated Cal State Northridge 4-2 and Houston 2-0. The Rebels have outscored their opponents 29-14 and out shot them 165-135.
TRACKING THE REBELS A majority of the UNLV offense has been run by sophomore Annii Magliulo who has complied 22 points off of 10 goals and two assists. Senior Cosette Packer has also been a factor in the Rebel offense, tallying six goals and an assist for 13 points. Goaltending duties have been split between underclassmen Jenna Huff and Desiree Kelly. Huff, who has logged more minutes, 675, also owns the better goals-against-average at 0.80.
2001 SEASON (12-7-2) UNLV finished last season at the third spot of the MWC regular season ranks. The Rebels advanced to the fnal game of the conference tournament before losing a close 2-1 game to BYU. Two returning Rebels were named to 2001’s All-MWC Team including current senior midfielder Cristyn Enea and junior defender Tania Lee.
LEADERS OF THE PACK
Nicole Pitcock Fr-HS • F Stockton, Calif.
Pitcock has been an impact player off the bench for the Lobos this year, recording two goals and tallying 12 shots, which is the fifth best on the team. She recorded the game-winning goal in the 2-0 win over Portland State on Sunday, after receiving a ball over the top of the Viking defense which she was able to chip over PSU keeper Joell Giger.
Kristen Winters So-1L • GK Lakewood, Colo.
Winters has played in every game this season so far (12) and has been the leader of the Lobo defensive unit. The sophomore has recorded 53 saves and four shutouts which ranks her in the top two in conference standings. This weekend, Winters made an all-important stop on a Portland State free kick on Sunday which prevented the Vikings from getting in the game.
LOBOS ON THE RUN
• Erchen Theys accumulated four points over the weekend scoring a goal and notching an assist in the 5-2 loss to Oregon State. She also assisted on Rachael Addison's game-clinching goal in the 2-0 defeat of Portland State.
• UNM is tied for first in the Mountain West Conference in goals (29) and is second in points with 74.
• Marte Dolva is third in the MWC in shots with 38. Michelle Longmire is tied for second with four assists.
• Kristen Winters is number one in the MWC with four shutouts.