NMSU Soccer Earns 1-1 Road Tie At UMKC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

KANSAS CITY, MO - Despite being outshot 34-6 the entire game and 9-2 in overtime, the New Mexico State women’s soccer team was able to settle for a 1-1 draw against UMKC thanks to the stellar play of Ashley Martin and the Aggie defense.

The UMKC (4-7-3, 1-0-1 WAC) offense relentlessly attacked the NM State (4-9-1, 1-0-1 WAC) defense and tested Martin the entire first-half, outshooting the Aggies 14-3. In the 36th minute of the game, Gabby Campell’s shot was blocked by the Roos’ defense and led to their counter attack. Kelsey Mothershead took the first shot on the attack, but was denied by Martin. She then found herself in possession of the ball and connected with Ryann Burnett just to her right for the first goal of the game.

Not to be denied, Campbell fired in the equalizer for New Mexico State at the 41:54 mark when Audriana Chavez was able to place the ball perfectly for the senior inside the box. UMKC had another chance in the waning moments of the first half, but the shot went wide as the teams headed into the break tied 1-1.

The Aggie defense continued to get bombarded by the UMKC offense, but Martin and company held strong against all 11 shots. NM State was only able to rattle off one shot in the second half off the foot of Devin Hart in the 84th minute. Against all odds, the Aggie defense held strong despite the countless attacks from UMKC and forced the match into overtime.

UMKC controlled the ball like they did in regulation in the first overtime period, but the Aggies were able to flip the script in the second overtime period. However, NM State wasn’t able to find the back of the net on its two shot attempts and settled for a 1-1 draw with the Roos.

Both Martin and UMKC’s Anna Lillig went the distance on Sunday, while Martin registered double-digit saves for the fourth time this season with 11. The six shots NM State was able to get off today is the lowest shot total of the season.

POSTGAME NOTES: Campbell’s goal in the 42nd was the fourth-career score for the senior…the assist on Campbell’s goal was just Chavez’s second assist in her young career…Danielle Smith’s yellow card was NM State’s first caution since the Nevada game…the last time NM State settled for a tie came in 2013 against Utah Valley on the road, 2-2…this is also the first draw between UMKC and the Aggies as well as head coach Freddy Delgado.