Women's Soccer Recaps

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Women's Soccer Recaps

Aggie Soccer Ties Northern Colorado

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

GREELEY, CO - After 110 minutes of action, the New Mexico State soccer team recorded a 0-0 draw at Northern Colorado. The Aggies are now 2-4-1 following their first double overtime match of the year, and the Bears move to 2-3-1.

“We played incredibly hard,” head coach Blair Quinn said. “We didn’t play real well in the first half, but I think we absolutely outplayed them in the second half and overtime. We got a great effort from every single player.”

Defensively, senior goalkeeper Jessica Schutter anchored the Aggies with a seven saves, which ties a career-high performance.

On the offensive side of the field, senior midfielder Mary Kate Koziol and junior midfielder Katie Smith led the Aggies with four shots each. The duo tied its career-high marks against the Bears. The Aggies recorded a season-high 13 shots as a team.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Edged In Overtime 2-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - In the second overtime match of the season, the New Mexico State soccer team fell to UC Riverside, 2-1.

After trailing 1-0 at halftime, the Aggies (2-4-0) responded quickly in the second half. NM State evened the score, 1-1, when junior forward Layla Todd found senior midfielder Mary Kate Koziol, who launched a shot from 40-yards away in the 53rd minute. The goal was her second of the season.

In the overtime period, the Highlanders (2-3-1) ended the match with a goal in the 95th minute of action.

“In overtime it only takes one little mistake, and unfortunately we made it,” head coach Blair Quinn said. “We made a mistake in overtime, but that was easily the best soccer we have played all year. I think we could have played anyone out here and could have come out with a win just as easily as that overtime loss. Our soccer was very good, and our energy was very good.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Lose To Portland State 7-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State soccer team ended the UNLV Nike Invitational with a split 1-1 record after falling to Portland State, 7-0. The Aggies slipped to 2-2-0 overall on the season.

The Aggie offense fired eight shots with five shots on goal, which are both second-best marks of the season, but couldn’t find the back of the net.

Senior goalkeeper Jessica Schutter played the first half. Freshman goalkeeper Tayler Hammack made her Aggie debut in the second period and recorded her first career save.

Head coach Blair Quinn said he was disappointed with the Aggies’ performance in the tournament finale.

“It was embarrassing,” he said. “It was the worst team performance that I’ve seen since I’ve been a college coach, and we have a lot of work to do.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Shuts Out LIU

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State soccer team recorded its first shutout of the season with a 1-0 win over LIU Brooklyn in the first match of the UNLV Nike Invitational. The Aggies improved to 2-1-0 on the season.

After a scoreless first half, the Aggies only needed three minutes to break the tie in the second period. Junior forward Layla Todd gave the Aggies a 1-0 lead with a score in the 48th minute from 15-yards out. It was Todd’s second goal of the season, and junior midfielder Katie Smith recorded her first assist of the season on the play.

“We actually played really slow in the first half,” head coach Blair Quinn said. “We were playing at their speed and trying to out play them. I challenged them to play at the pace we play in practice and play faster. We scored a goal three minutes in, and it was a very nice goal.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall To UNM 1-0 In Overtime

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - In the first overtime match of the 2013 season, the New Mexico State soccer team fell to against in-state rival New Mexico, 1-0, in the 100th minute.

The Aggies are 1-1-0 after the home opening weekend and travel to Las Vegas, Nev., next weekend for the UNLV Nike Invitational.

The Lobos ended the game with 38 seconds remaining in the first overtime period, when they scored on a free kick on the right side from 30-yards away.

The match was a hard fought battle with only 12 combined shots. Senior midfielder Mary Kate Koziol and junior midfielder Katie Smith led the Aggies with two shots each.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Opens Season With 3-1 Victory Over Nebraska-Omaha

The New Mexico State women's soccer program made a little more history as they opened the 2013 season with a 3-1 victory over visiting Nebraska-Omaha on Friday afternoon. Coming into the year with an 0-3-1 record in their four previous season openers, the 3-1 win gave the program its first season-opening victory.

The Aggies struggled all of last season to score, recording just eight goals on the year but came out firing and scored early and often in the first half. Junior forward Layla Todd, the team's leading goal scorer a year ago, recorded the season's first goal in the fifth minute to give the Aggies a 1-0 lead.

Just eleven minutes later senior midfielder Mary Kate Koziol found junior midfielder Bree Luhrsen who found the back of the net from ten yards out for the team's second goal. Koziol would find the back of the net in the 33rd minute to put the Aggies up 3-0, a lead they would maintain heading into halftime.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Ends Season With Loss At Idaho

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MOSCOW, ID - The New Mexico State soccer team concluded its 2012 season at Idaho. The Aggies (2-14-3 and 0-7-1 WAC) suffered a 3-1 loss to the Vandals (6-13-1 and 3-4-1) in the season finale.

Sophomore forward Layla Todd scored a goal for the Aggies in back-to-back matches on the road trip, and she led the team with four goals in 2012.

In the first half, Idaho struck first with two goals in the sixth and 40th minute. The Vandals scored again in the 60th minute of action. The Aggies answered two minutes later to cut Idaho's lead to 3-1, when Todd beat a Vandal defender on a breakaway.

"We didn't start with the necessary energy in the first half," head coach Blair Quinn said. "We gave up a couple of goals that we normally don't give up.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Strike First, Fall At Seattle 2-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State soccer team started the final road trip of the season on a strong note with an early goal but fell to Seattle, 2-1.

Sophomore forward Layla Todd scored her third goal of the season in the seventh minute for the Aggies (2-13-3, 0-6-1 WAC) but the Redhawks (8-7-2, 3-2-2) tied the game before halftime and won the game on a penalty kick in the final minutes of regulation.

The Aggie offense attacked early when freshman midfielder/forward Miranda Valdez found Todd to give NM State a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute of action. Todd now has a team-high three goals, and the assist was a career first for Valdez.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Edged 2-1 On Senior Day

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - In the final home match of the 2012 season, the New Mexico State soccer team fell to UTSA, 2-1, in WAC play.

Freshman midfielder/forward Miranda Valdez scored her first career goal in the second half to launch the Aggie (2-12-3, 0-5-1 WAC) comeback on senior day. NM State recognized its seven seniors, midfielder/forward Lauren Cope, forward Cassie De Leon, defender Megan Hendler, defender Courtney Irwin, forward Yolanda McMillion, midfielder Elise Nordin and defender Vanessa Thomas after their final match in Las Cruces.

The Roadrunners (3-11-2, 2-3-2) had a 2-0 lead at halftime following goals in the 24th and 43rd minute. NM State had scoring opportunities in the first half with each team taking eight shots. The Aggies ended the game with a season-high 15 shots, and Valdez posted a game-high four shots.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall 3-0 At Texas State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SAN MARCOS, TX - The New Mexico State soccer team returned to WAC play but fell at Texas State, 3-0.

The Aggies (2-11-3, 0-4-1) started a four-match conference stint against the Bobcats (6-10-1, 3-3-0) to conclude the regular season.

"We struggled to ever really get in an attacking or possession rhythm," head coach Blair Quinn said. "And we really aren't built to overcome multiple goals against right now. Just a few too many mistakes, but we still have a chance to get in. We must win though."

The Bobcats scored quickly and had a 1-0 lead in the first minute of the first half. Texas State added two goals in the 59th and 87th minute of action. The Aggie offense tallied eight shots in the game but failed to convert.

The Aggies return home to host UTSA, Sunday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m., in the home finale and senior day. NM State is celebrating its seven seniors with a postgame ceremony.