Women's Soccer Recaps

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Women's Soccer Recaps

NMSU Soccer Falls To Albany 3-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - The New Mexico State women's soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision against Albany in Tucson, Ariz., Sunday afternoon.

"It was another tough one for us," said head coach Rob Baarts. "We're starting to move the ball well and creating a lot of opportunities but just not scoring. Unfortunately, when that happens the other team goes down and scores."

NM State (0-2-0) had a chance to start the scoring, but a shot from Micaela Milavec in the 24th minute went wide before Albany (2-0-0) was able to get on the board in the 35th when Mariah Williams scored.

The Aggies had a few opportunities to tie it up before halftime, but Kelly Burton's shot in the 39th minute went wide while freshman Sarah Trent's shot was blocked by the Albany defense before it could reach goal in the 41st minute.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Drops Season Opener 1-0 At San Diego State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SAN DIEGO, CA - The New Mexico State Women’s soccer team battled all night, but gave up a late goal in a 1-0 loss against San Diego State Friday night at the San Diego State Sports Deck.

“We let one slip,” said head coach Rob Baarts. “To be fair, we had a great performance, we battled in the first half and played very well in the second half and just couldn’t get it done.”

The Aztecs (1-0-0), who were the preseason favorites to win the Mountain West Conference, set the tone early and controlled the first 20 minutes of the match, but a red card in the 22nd minute against SDSU’s Chloe Frisch seemed to change the momentum. Immediately following Frisch’s sending off, Aileen Galicia had a chance but her header missed high in the 23rd minute.

NM State (0-1-0) had another chance to take the lead before halftime but Emma Smith’s volley in the 39th minute sailed just over the crossbar.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Soccer Ends Season With 3-0 Loss To Seattle In WAC Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State women's soccer team saw its season come to a close Wednesday afternoon at GCU Soccer Stadium as it fell to Seattle U, 3-0, in match one of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament. The Aggies finished their 2017 season with an overall record of 9-10-2 and 3-3-1 in the WAC.

The Aggie defense came out strong in the first half, holding the Redhawks to one shot in the first 22 minutes of the match. At the 23:36 mark, Seattle U’s Holly Rothering came close to scoring a goal with the one-on-one attack against NM State’s goalkeeper Dmitri Fong, but her shot went wide. Possession was very back-and-forth between both teams until the 43rd minute of play when the Aggies fell behind, 1-0, as Laura Hooper shot the ball past Fong to get the Redhawks on the board.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Soccer Falls 3-2 At UTRGV

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EDINBURG, TX - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team was dealt a 3-2 loss by UT Rio Grande Valley on Saturday evening. The Aggies finish off the regular-season with an overall record of 9-9-2 and head into the Western Athletic Conference Tournament as the fifth seed with a 3-3-1 record.

NM State paced itself offensively in the first half, taking five shots with two of them being on goal. In the 17th minute of action, Aileen Galicia made a cross to Jody Hernandez and put the ball into the net, giving the Aggies a 1-0 lead. UTRGV (9-7-3, 4-2-1) came back with the equalizer at 18:25 when Gina Steiner shot the ball around Aggie goalkeeper Dmitri Fong. The Aggies headed into halftime leading UTRGV, 2-1, after Devin Hart passed the ball to Galicia and took the long shot to score in the 32nd minute.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Falls To UMKC 1-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's soccer team battled hard, but fell shy of the win as it was dealt a 1-0 loss by UMKC on Sunday afternoon at the Soccer Athletic Complex.

It was a battle of the offenses as New Mexico State (9-8-2, 3-2-1) was outshot by UMKC (11-6-1, 6-0-0) 14-6 in the first half of the match. At 33:26, the Aggies trailed the Roos, 1-0, when UMKC's Hayden Burnett made a corner kick and Lexi Howard capitalized with a header to get the ball around NM State's goalkeeper Dmitri Fong. In the 44th minute of action, Kelly Burton had a shot-on-goal, but the ball hit the crossbar. Seconds later, Rebecca Mazzie attempted a shot at the goal, but her shot was high.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Notches First Ever Win Over Seattle

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team defeated Seattle U, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon for the first time in program history. The Aggies are now 2-1-1 in Western Athletic Conference play and 8-7-2 overall.

The NM State defense was tested early in the first half of the match as Seattle U (5-8-2, 1-2-1 WAC) fired off 10 shots, five of them on goal. The Aggies were finally able to break through in the 17th minute when Aileen Galicia passed the ball to Audriana Chavez and found the back of the net, giving NM State the 1-0 lead. Seattle U continued its attack on the Aggie defense and capitalized at 29:48 when Isabelle Butterfield shot the ball around goalkeeper Dmitri Fong and scored the equalizer. Heading into halftime, Fong racked up four saves for New Mexico State.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Loses 2-1 At SMU

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DALLAS, TX - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team fell shy of the win after being dealt a 2-1 loss by SMU Friday afternoon. The Aggies fall to 5-6-1 on the season with one match remaining in the non-conference season.

NM State struggled for part of the first half after being outshot by SMU, 22-1. At 8:49, goalkeeper Dmitri Fong made a great save against SMU’s Lauren Harrington, but Blaire Thorpe took a shot at the goal immediately after and got the ball around Fong, setting the Aggies behind 1-0. At the 25th minute of play, forward Devin Hart made a move to steal the ball and quickly passed it to Audriana Chavez, who scored the equalizing goal against SMU goalkeeper Catie Brown. Entering halftime, the Aggies trailed 2-1 after Harrington scored what would be the final goal for the Mustangs.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Falls At Northern Colorado

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

GREELEY, CO - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team was no match for the Northern Colorado Bears as the team fell, 4-1, Sunday afternoon for its second loss.

NM State played well defensively in the first half, but trailed 1-0 after Northern Colorado’s Brooke Braden got the ball past goalkeeper Ashley Martin. Aggie midfielders Aileen Galicia, Jody Hernandez and Rebecca Mazzie along with defender Samantha Afonso all attempted shots at the goal, but came up short. The Aggies exited the field at halftime with a 2-0 deficit.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Defeats Rio Grande Rival UNM 1-0 With Last Minute Goal

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - It was an incredible finish for the New Mexico State women’s soccer team as they defeated their in-state rival New Mexico, 1-0, Thursday evening for the first time in program history. This is also the first time NM State has swept both rivals.

“This game, you don’t need to talk to your players about motivation,” Delgado said about Fong and the team’s motivation. “It’s already there. It was there yesterday in training and it was there when I saw some of the girls on campus today. It was there when they walked into the locker room. The motivation is there. Some of our players had some extra motivation, like Dmitri. She was a transfer from UNM, so she had something to prove. We had a couple of our other girls on our team that have ties with some of the other players, so there’s something to prove.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Earns Draw Against Northern Illinois

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DEKALB, IL - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team came face-to-face with its second consecutive double-overtime match, ultimately ending in a 0-0 draw against Northern Illinois Sunday afternoon.

Goalkeeper Dmitri Fong played the entire 110 minutes without allowing NIU to score. Midfielder Aileen Galicia had four shot attempts along with teammate Audriana Chavez, who had three shot attempts of her own, keeping the Aggies’ state of mind in attack mode.

Despite being outshot 24-14, the Aggies stood their ground and remained focused through the entire match against the Huskies. This gave head coach Freddy Delgado and the team something to build on as the season continues.  Continue Reading This Post >>