Aggie Soccer Falls 2-0 At Texas State

Written By; NM State Athletic Dept.

SAN MARCOS, TX - The New Mexico State Aggies played a strong, physical game on Friday night at Bobcat Stadium, but Texas State scored twice in three minutes late in the contest for a 2-0 win.

The Aggies (1-7) held the Bobcats (5-2) scoreless through 76 minutes, before the home team broke the tie.

In the 77th minute, Texas State’s Rachel Grout got an opening from 15 yards out on a pass from Maddie Nichols to make it 1-0.

Almost exactly three minutes later, Clarissa Leon scored off a corner kick from Taylor Allen to give the Bobcats their second goal of the game.

“We had the run of play for the first 25 minutes of the second half,” said NM State Head Coach Freddy Delgado. “We just made two errors and that turned into two goals.”

But freshman goalkeeper Ashley Martin of Rio Rancho, N.M./Cleveland was the Aggie star.

She recorded 11 save, chalking up eight saves at the half.

“I was satisfied with everyone’s play tonight,” Delgado said. “This was our first game that I felt we played physically hard for all 90 minutes.”

NM State offensively Delgado said the Aggies had some great opportunities, but were unable to convert.

“We had our chances. Our young team hasn’t learned yet that you may only get two or three opportunities and you’ve got to score.”

The Aggies wrap up their non-conference schedule on Sunday afternoon when they visit Prairie View A&M for a noon Mountain contest.

“We’ve played a strong non-conference schedule,” said Delgado. “The games we’re playing are leading us to what I think will be a good run in conference play.”