Aggie Soccer Falls 3-0 At Idaho

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MOSCOW, ID - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team fell at the hands of Idaho 3-0 on Friday at Guy Wicks Stadium.

The Aggies, who were traveling for the first time this season, started the match a little sluggish, allowing two first-half goals to the Vandals to fall behind early. The young NM State squad showed signs of young it is and could never recover from the two-goal deficit.

“Tonight’s game was two completely different halves,” Aggie head coach Freddy Delgado said. “It took us a half to get used to the physicality, speed and direction of the game. I expected games like this early in the season because we are a young team.”

NM State was outshot 25-9, but seven of those nine shots were on goal. Freshmen Audrey Chavez and Aileen Galicia both came off the bench and had some good production on the pitch as Chavez finished with three shots on goal while Galicia added a couple more.

Idaho attacked early and attacked often and after 26 minutes the Aggies saw themselves down 2-0 as the Vandals marked a goal in the 20th minute and another in the 26th minute.

Trailing 0-2 at the half, NM State did come out and play better in the second frame. The Aggies had more opportunities and even seemed to have scored a goal, but unfortunately it was called back because of a penalty in the box.

“We made adjustments at halftime and were able to compose ourselves mentally,” Delgado said. “We played much better the second half. It is going to take some time for our talented freshmen to learn about the college game. Once they do, we are going to be a difficult team to beat. We have to keep the big picture in mind and know that each one of these contests is preparing us for WAC play.”

Idaho added a goal in the 77th minute to make it four wins in a row over NM State. The Aggies continue their road trip with a meeting with Cal State Northridge in Northridge, Calif., on Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. (MT).