Aggie Soccer Falls To Seattle 6-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Senior forward Jennae Cambra scored her team-leading 11th goal of the season, however, the Aggie soccer team couldn’t overcome Seattle U’s fast start and dropped a 6-1 decision Friday afternoon.

“For the first five minutes we came out and went toe-to-toe with them,” NM State assistant coach Niki Brooks said. “Seattle U is a great team and they have great chemistry. I think the girls learned a lot from this game and we just need to continue to work hard and get ready for our next opponent.”

The Redhawks feature one of the top goal-scorers in the Western Athletic Conference in Stephanie Verdoia. The senior made her presence known early.

Verdoia opened up the scoring at 6:42 in the first half and less than a minute later Natasha Howe drilled a shot from 20 yards out to give the Redhawks a 2-0 lead.

Taylor Ritzman and Suneshine Soriano also netted goals before halftime and SU went into intermission with a 4-0 advantage.

SU added two goals in the second half to close out the game.

The Redhawks (9-4-1, 5-1-0 WAC) pressured throughout match and outshot the Aggies 29-11, including a 17-6 margin in the first half.

NM State (3-13, 2-4-0 WAC) welcomes Utah Valley Sunday for a 1 p.m. start.