Aggie Soccer Falls At Weber State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OGDEN, UT - A pair of goals early on in the game was too much to overcome for the New Mexico State women’s soccer team as it dropped a 2-1 decision to Weber State Friday afternoon at the Wildcat Soccer Field.

Freshman Valerie Maestas came out of the gates sprinting in her first-career start as an Aggie, firing in a shot on goal just 1:41 into the match. Unfortunately, the Wildcats countered immediately after and found the back on a chip shot by Morgan Quarnberg off the deflection from NM State’s starting keeper, Raeann Garcia.

Moments later after the reset, Weber State tacked on another goal at the 4:21 mark when Quarnberg found Madison Garlock on the breakaway pass across the box. Following the next stoppage, Ashley Martin replaced Garcia in the cage for NM State at the 7:29 mark.

The Aggies were able to rifle off four more shots before the end of the first half, but wasn’t able cut into the Wildcat lead as they headed into the break trailing 2-0.

After a back-and-forth battle for the ball, Audriana Chavez fired in a heater past the Wildcat keeper about eight yards out to cut the Weber State lead to 2-1. Gabrielle Campbell found an opening in the Weber State defense and blasted a shot at the cage, but Sydnie Brough was there to make the stop for the Wildcats.

Dominique Rivera had a great look at the goal with 78:55 on the clock, but her shot just missed, ricocheting off the crossbar. Holly Abdelkader put the new Weber State keeper on high-alert in the 81st minute when she rifled the ball on goal.

Rivera was able to get another shot off at the 83:41 mark, but was unsuccessful as NM State dropped a 2-1 decision to Weber State.

The road trip continues for the Aggies as they head north to Pocatello, Idaho, for a battle against Idaho State at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11. Sunday’s game will also be live-streamed on

POSTGAME NOTES: This is the fifth different line-up for the Aggies this season…freshman Valerie Maestas broke into the starting line-up for the first time this season, starting at forward…Raeann Garcia also made her second start between the pipes of her young career…the Aggies now trail the Wildcats in the all-time series 4-0.