SAN JOSE, Calif. (Oct. 21)-For the third consecutive match, regulation wasn't enough time for the New Mexico State soccer team. At the end of double overtime, the Aggies fell to San Jose State, 2-1.
NM State moved to 8-7-2 and 1-3-1 in the WAC, while San Jose is 4-10-1 and 2-1-1.
The match was scoreless in the first half. The Spartans scored first with a goal in the 56th minute.
The Aggies responded in the 63rd minute when freshman forward Katelynn Tupponce scored her first conference goal to even the match at 1-1. Tupponce drilled the ball of off her left football into the left post after junior defender Vanessa Thomas fired a shot into the middle of the field after a corner kick.
The game nearly ended in a tie but San Jose State capitalized on a penalty kick in the final second of double overtime, when junior forward/defender Kelsey Lord sank the free kick.
"It was the worst officiated game that I have ever been involved in my life," head coach Blair Quinn said. "It was sad, because it was a great game. We did a great job of battling back after being a goal down, and it should have ended with us getting a point."
NM State continues its WAC road trip at Fresno State, Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m.