GREELEY, Colo. (Sept. 24)-The New Mexico State soccer team’s four-match unbeaten streak was snapped at Northern Colorado with a 1-0 overtime loss. This was the Aggies’ third overtime match of the season.
In the second road contest of the year, NM State fell to 5-2-2 while Northern Colorado improved to 6-3-1.
“We didn’t play well in the first half, but I thought we came out and played well in the second half,” head coach Michael Needham said. “It was a good game in the second half, and we were lucky to escape to overtime. I thought we were more dangerous attacking in the second half and in overtime anything can happen.
“I thought this was great preparation going into conference next week. Overall, this was a good game in a good environment on the road.”
After a scoreless 90 minutes, Northern Colorado scored in the fourth minute of extra time when midfielder JJ Wykstra nailed a header on a corner kick.
In the defensive struggle, redshirt freshman goalkeeper Mikaela Bitner grabbed a match-high five saves, and the goal was the first NM State has allowed in 429 minutes.
The Aggies continue their road trip at Wyoming, Sunday, Sept. 26 at noon in Laramie, Wyo.