OGDEN, Utah (Sept. 18)-The seven-match unbeaten streak for the New Mexico State soccer team was snapped with a loss at Weber State, 3-0.
The Aggies fall to 6-3-1 in the final non-conference road trip of the season, while the Wildcats moved to 2-6-0 in their second home match of the year.
"It was a good game," head coach Blair Quinn said. "There weren't many shots at all for either team. We certainly didn't have enough shots at their goal. They played in the midfield a lot. I thought our midfield did a good job of matching up, since they were playing with four midfielders and we played with three."
At halftime, NM State trailed 1-0 when Weber State took advantage of an Aggie defender slipping to chip in the first goal of the match in the 40th minute.
"I thought we did a good job of matching up defensively," he said. "We just didn't pressure them enough. When we won the ball, we didn't go forward fast enough to put pressure on them, and I think that was the difference in the game."
The Aggies had two fewer shots, 11-9, but they posted a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks. Defensively, redshirt sophomore Jessica Schutter started her second game of the season and grabbed a game-high five saves.
In the second half, the Wildcats added a goal in the 70th minute and then in the 83rd minute with a header to seal the contest.
NM State concludes non-conference play in Las Cruces against Embry-Riddle Aeronautical, Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m., and in-state rival New Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m.