Aggie Soccer Shut Out At Seattle, 3-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - It was a tale of two halves for the New Mexico State women’s soccer team on Sunday at Championship Field against Seattle U as the Aggies fell to the Redhawks, 3-0, despite a solid performance in the second half.

“The thing was we played well in the first half,” said head coach Freddy Delgado. “Of the three goals they had, two were deflections and one was a penalty where we made a mistake.”

The Redhawks got on the board first when Karli White booted a penalty shot past Rian Nials in the 10th minute.

Rebecca Mazzie had a great look on goal at the 24:28 mark, but her strike was saved by SU’s Brianna Smallidge to keep NM State (3-12-0, 2-3-0 WAC) off the board. Shortly after, Seattle U’s Karli White netted her second goal of the day with 25:23 on the clock.

The Aggies headed into the locker room down 3-0 after Nials was unable to secure a ball that went past her on a rebound shot from Julia Marvec (8-2-3, 3-0-2 WAC).

The Aggies looked much better in the second half as Delgado adjusted his defense and replaced Nials in goal with Ashley Martin, who thrived in the second half.

New Mexico State had a scary moment in the 70th minute when Sarina Stockton went down on a bang-bang play, but was able to walk off the field. Seattle U’s Summer Mason was assessed the yellow card on the play as well.

Martin made a spectacular diving save in the 80th minute to keep the Redhawks off the board in the second half and also finished with three saves.

“I thought we dominated the midfield in both halves,” said Delgado. “We connected on a lot of passes, but you know when you look at the score sheet those aren’t the things you see.”

The Aggie offense was once again heled in check on Sunday, mustering only six shots compared to SU’s 23.

“We had our chance in the first half and a couple chances in the second half, but couldn’t capitalize,” said Delgado.

NM State now returns to Las Cruces for its final homestand of the year against Chicago State (Oct. 16) and Missouri-Kansas City (Oct. 18) where the Aggies will also honor their two seniors in Cindy Buraczyk and Mikaela Haley.