LAS CRUCES, N.M. (Aug. 10)-The New Mexico State soccer team held a Crimson and White scrimmage in preparation for the 2012 season, and the White team won 3-0.
The White squad didn't waste time attacking and scored the first goal of the match in the eighth minute, when senior forward Yolanda McMillion found senior forward Cassie De Leon on the right side.
"Overall, I think it was good," head coach Blair Quinn said. "I was pleasantly surprised. We had been struggling in the last couple days to put the lines together. The defending line was playing well by themselves, the midfield line, the forward line, they each were playing well by themselves, but they weren't playing well together yet and connecting."
The White team increased its lead to 2-0 in the 24th minute, when sophomore forward Jennae Cambra took advantage of a throw-in. In the second period, junior midfielder Mary Kate Koziol tacked on a third goal for the White crew in the 62nd minute.
"I thought, especially in the first half, the White group was really well-connected," Quinn said. "The midfield was outstanding. Those three are very good together. Elise (Nordin), Mary Kate (Koziol) and Daisy (Hernandez) are very good together. They were getting more options out of the forwards and finding things to get in, and we scored a couple great goals, and a good one at the beginning of the second half."
The Aggies open the regular season at Boise State in the Holiday Inn Classic, Aug. 17, in Boise, Idaho.