Women's Soccer Recaps

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Women's Soccer Recaps

Aggie Soccer Comes From Behind To Win 2-1 Over Northwestern State

Courtney Irwin scored the game winning goal in the 81st minuteThe Aggie soccer team rallied in the second half to earn a 2-1 victory over Northwestern State on Sunday morning. The Aggies and Lady Demons went into halftime tied 0-0. NSU's Sarah Sadler scored the match's first goal on a header off a corner kick in the 51st minute. The Aggies rebounded with a goal in the 68th minute on a penalty kick by Jazmin Cardosa and then Courtney Irwin scored her first goal of the season in the 81st minute to give the Aggies a 2-1 lead which would hold up. "They [NSU] went up 1-0, we did a good job of getting in the penalty box and getting a penalty kick," said Coach Needham. "Then Courtney Irwin scores the first goal of her career on a corner. The ball went in and then came back and and Court was able to get on the end of it and bang it into the net."

"It was a good match. It was actually a soccer game today and that suits us. We were able to play a little bit and get the ball on the ground. It was a very even game," said Coach Needham after the victory. The Aggies finish non-conference play at 5-5 and Coach Needham was pleased with being able to get to .500 heading into conference play. "I'm very happy to be able to get to .500 going into conference." Coach Needham's goal for the Aggies was to have them playing their best heading into conference play and Coach Needham feels like the Aggies have accomplished that goal. "The goal at the beginning of the year was if I could say today that this was the best soccer we played all year. I would say it was pretty darn close. We did a good job today."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. West Texas A&M Match Photos

NM State vs. West Texas A&M Match Photos

Aggies Fall 2-0 To West Texas A&M

The Aggie soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to the West Texas A&M Lady Buffs on Monday night at Aggie Memorial Stadium. The Lady Buff's Lindsay McHorse scored her fifth and sixth goals of the season. "West Texas A&M is a good team. They're seasoned, they know how to win games. If you give teams like that chances they're going to take them," said head coach Michael Needham after the match.

Trailing 1-0 coming out of halftime the Aggies gave up a quick goal to fall behind 2-0. "It was a situation where we preach trying to play soccer and at times soccer isn't the right thing to do," said Coach Needham. "Our player's just got to run through a ball at midfield. If that happens they don't get into that end and have a throw in. Their [West Texas A&M's] kid on the second goal scored a great goal. She had a kid on her back, juggles the ball two times and then hits the ball blind from behind the defender that Katie [Graul] doesn't have a chance at."

With a young squad Coach Needham looked at the mistakes as a learning opportunity for his young team. "Everything we do as we go forward is a learning experience. If you look at the stats and everything in the game. It was a 0-0 game with two mistakes on our part." He added, "What I told our kids is as you go forward, every game is going to be that intense and every game is going to be that hard and you can't make those mistakes. It's college soccer and you can't make mistakes against good teams. If you make mistakes teams are going to punish you."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. UT-Permian Basin Match Photos

NM State vs. UT-Permian Basin Match Photos

Aggie Soccer Shuts Out UT-Permian Basin 3-0

Behind a first half barrage that saw three different Aggies score goals, the New Mexico State women's soccer team shut out UT-Permian Basin on Wednesday night to improve to 3-4-0 on the season. "The kids played well. We played 21 players, scored three goals, didn't give up any, it was pretty positive night," said Coach Needham after the victory.

Veronica Subu scored the first goal of the match in the 11th minute. For Subu it was her first goal of the season. Jazmin Cardosa fired a rocket from 35 yards out for her second goal of the season and the Aggies' second goal of the first half. "She hit it. Jaz and I talked before the game and I told her I wanted her to have at least five shots tonight and a goal," said Needham. "She definitely tried to fulfill her end of that. She can hit a ball. There's no question about that. We just need to get her to do that more."

Crystal Burns added the third goal in the 32nd minute of the match to give the Aggies a commanding 3-0 lead. For Burns it was her third goal of the season. "It was really an odd shot to get on goal but she actually bent it and I think the wind helped it a little bit," said Neehdam. "She did a really good job."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Soccer Wins 3-2 In Overtime At Air Force

The Aggie women's soccer team used the momentum they gained from their first ever victory on Friday to earn another victory on Sunday afternoon. A quick goal by the Aggies' Crystal Burns just under 10 minutes into the game gave the Aggies a 1-0 lead. "It was really good, we knocked it around and kept the ball and we got a ball for Crystal [Burns], it was a lot like the goal she scored at home, it was actually a little better," said Needham. "She got the ball, did a nice little scissor and step over move and went past the defender and just hammered it on her right foot from about 30 yards. That gave us the lift and we really got going from there. I think it also woke the other team up." The Aggies used that lift to score another goal on a free kick. This time it was Nina Yanes doing the scoring as she netted her second goal of the weekend this one coming in the 51st minute to give the Aggies a 2-0 lead. "We played a free kick in the box and the ball started knocking around and Nina [Yanes] scored her second goal [of the weekend]."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Soccer Falls 1-0 To North Texas

The Aggie soccer team lost another close game on Sunday afternoon. A header by North Texas' Kelsey Perlman in the 21st minute was the game's only goal. Aggie goal keeper Katie Graul made eight saves on the day allowing just the one goal. The Aggies were outshot 22-7 in the contest and committed 15 fouls to North Texas' five.

The Aggies' record falls to 0-3 on the young season. Up next for the Aggies is a match against Colorado State-Pueblo on Friday afternoon.

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NM State vs. Idaho State Game Photos

NM State vs. Idaho State Game Photos

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