Women's Soccer: Lobos To Square Off Against Air Force And Wyoming In Last Two Conference Games
Albuquerque, N.M. - After a weekend at home that saw the Lobos drop their closest game of the year, 3-2, to conference rival BYU and remain tied with no. 25 Utah, 0-0, after two overtime periods, the UNM women's soccer team is primed and ready to take on the last duo of MWC opponents. The team will face Air Force at the UNM Soccer Complex on Friday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. and Wyoming on the road Sunday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. This pair of conference matches concludes New Mexico's regular season schedule. The team will travel to Provo, Utah for the MWC Championships Nov. 6-9.
LAST WEEKEND AT HOME
Thurs. Oct. 17 UNM vs. BYU : L, 2-3 UNM Soccer Complex
• Erchen Theys Assist: Marte Dolva • Rachael Addison Unassisted
Sun. Oct. 13 UNM at UNLV: T, 0-0 (2 OT) UNM Soccer Complex
AIR FORCE FALCONS (5-11-0, 0-4 MWC)
Conference: Mountain West UNM-AFA Series Record: AFA leads 4-3 AFA on the Internet: www.airforcesports.com
TO DATE Air Force is ranked sixth in the MWC with a 5-11-0 overall record, 0-4 in the conference. The Falcons have not had a successful time out of conference, losing seven of their 12 games. In the MWC, Air Force has lost to BYU, 5-1, Utah, 3-1, and most recently, 1-0 in overtime to both UNLV and San Diego State. AFA has been outshot by opponents 303-211 and outscored 41-21.
TRACKING THE FALCONS Despite losing 11 of its 16 games, two Falcons have been active in tallying points. Cookie Day (So, F), has started and played in all 16 games and has notched five goals and two assists for 12 points. Teammate Mary Cholko (Sr., F) has also gathered some points, eleven to be exact. She has recorded five goals off of a team high 46 shots and dished one assist to give her 11 points. Junior goalkeeper J.J. Wolf has been the mainstay in the Falcon net, logging 1010 minutes. She has made an impressive 80 saves for a .792 save percentage.
LAST YEAR WHEN UNM MET AIR FORCE Last season at Cadet Soccer Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo. the Lobos upended the Falcons by a score of 2-1. Two first-half goals from Laura Hafner and Camille Bremer put UNM ahead decisively. The Falcons narrowed the margin in the 71st minute with a goal, but the strong Lobo defense refused any more Air Force attempts.
WYOMING COWGIRLS (4-10-1, 0-4, MWC)
Conference: Mountain West UNM-Wyo. Series Record:UNM leads 5-1-1 Wyoming on the Internet: www.wyomingathletics.com
TO DATE The Cowgirls have a similar record to Air Force. They are 4-10-1 overall and 0-4 in the MWC. Wyoming has had little luck in its out of conference schedule, winning only four of eleven games. In the MWC, Wyoming has lost to Utah, 4-1, BYU, a close 1-0, SDSU, 2-1 and UNLV, 2-1 in overtime. The Cowgirls have been outshot 254-156 and outscored 27-19.
TRACKING THE COWGIRLS Import Tuva Gulbrandsen has been responsible for a majority of the Cowgirl offense this season. She has three goals and three assists for a team high nine points. Mercy Adetoye and Melissa Bowman each have six points and are tied for second in the points standings. Adetoye hasthree goals while Bowman has two goals and two assists. Keeper Lori Scheider has been responsible for almost all of the Cowgirl netminding and holds the MWC lead in saves with 97.
LAST YEAR WHEN UNM MET WYOMING The Lobos met the Cowgirls in their conference-opener last year. The two teams battled to a 0-0 draw in double overtime. UNM outshot Wyoming 26-13 and narrowly missed on several prime scoring chances before the game was decided at a tie.
LEADERS OF THE BACK PACK
Marissa McBride Fr-HS • D Denver, Colo.
McBride, although only a freshman, has started and played in all 16 Lobo games. She has taken a leadership role in the New Mexico backfield and is able to use both her skill and speed to attack out of theLobo defensive third.
Clare Pollock Jr-2L • D West Vancouver, B.C.
Pollock has been a mainstay in the Lobo defense this year. She was moved from the outside to the middle at the beginning of the year and has stayed there ever since. Pollock serves as the anchor for the Lobo defense and is a vocal leader. The junior is one of the strongest players in the air and wins a majority of opponent serves.
LOBOS ON THE RUN
• The Lobos still lead the MWC this week in goals (33). UNM has moved to third place in points with 84.
• New Mexico has moved down to fifth place in the MWC standings behind BYU, Utah, San Diego State and UNLV.
• Marte Dolva is second in the MWC in shots with 47. She trails Utah’s Shauna Gurr-Bingham who has 67.
• Erchen Theys is tied for fourth in the MWC for points with Utah’s Missy Dennis. Both players have 16 .
• Rachael Addison has scored a goal in each of the past four Lobo games. Two of those have been game-winners.
• The Lobos and Kristen Winters lead the MWC in shutouts (7) for the third straight week.
• Marte Dolva, Michelle Nowfel, Rachael Addison and Erchen Theys are all tied for fourth in the MWC with two game-winning goals.