LOS ANGELES, CA - The New Mexico State women's soccer team kicked off the 2014 campaign in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday night falling 3-1 to the Loyola Marymount Lions. Senior forward Jennae Cambra scored the Aggies' first goal of the season in the 15th minute of play by putting a head into the back of the net off an assist from fellow senior forward Layla Todd. The Aggies' lead held up until the 35th minute of play when LMU redshirt freshman Sydney Zuccolotto scored the equalizer.
The teams would go into halftime tied at one goal apiece but goals from LMU junior Callie Taylor in the 59th minute and true freshman Jill Farley in the 60th minute would give the Lions the lead for good.
Aggie freshman Holly Abdelkader would put a header on frame in the 63rd minute but the shot was saved by LMU goal keeper Sophia Leksan, one of two saves on the night for the sophomore. The Aggie offense mustered just six shots on the evening, three of them on goal while LMU peppered the Aggies with 18 shots, nine of which were on frame. Aggie goal keeper Taylor Hammack recorded five saves but allowed the three goals. The Aggies were able to generate just two corner kicks while they allowed 11 by LMU.
New Mexico State returns to action on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. when they open up the home slate with a game against former WAC member Texas State. The Aggies are 0-1-0 all time against Texas State losing 3-0 in the lone meeting in 2012.