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Lobo Soccer Ends Match in 1-1 Draw with Nevada Wolf Pack

RENO, Nev. – The Lobos posted their first draw of the season in a 1-1 tie with Nevada in Reno, Nev., on Friday night. This is UNM’s first tie since a 1-1 draw with Navy last season.

Despite the draw, the Lobos remain undefeated in conference play this season and have yet to lose a Mountain West match since a 1-0 loss to Utah State in the 2020 season (March 27, 2021). UNM has also still not lost a game this season since their 3-0 loss to Oregon State on August 29.

After a slow start to the match in which the Lobos fired off two shots and Nevada did not record a shot, Zaria Katesigwa, assisted by Alexa Kirton, put a tally on the board for UNM in the 17th minute as she found the back of the net to make it a 1-0 match. Through the rest of the first half, the Wolf Pack recorded one shot, while the Lobos recorded four more for a total of seven in the period.

Although action was kept even with six shots apiece in the second half, the Wolf Pack was able to sneak past the Lobos’ strong defense and knot the match at 1-1 in the 77th minute. Each team urgently tried to score the game winner in the remaining seventeen minutes as the Lobos fired off two more shots and the Wolf Pack with three more shots, but regulation time ended in a 1-1 tie.

Going into the overtime periods, both teams recorded three more shots, but neither was able to score. The Lobos ended in a 1-1 draw with Nevada after a full 110 minutes played. This is the first time UNM has not won a match over the Wolf Pack since the 2006 season when the teams ended at 0-0 draw after two overtime periods.

Katesigwa scored the lone goal for the Lobos, while also recording two shots on goal. Molly Myers led the team with four shots and two on goal. The defense was able to keep the ball away from the box as much as possible as Emily Johnson only had to make three saves through the entire match.

The Wolf Pack was led by Gabby Brown, who recorded three shots (one on goal) and Emily Rich who scored Nevada’s lone goal. Wolf Pack goalkeeper Kendal Stovall finished the match with seven saves.

New Mexico is set to head to Las Vegas on Sunday to face UNLV. Kick off is set for 2 p.m. (MT) at Johann Memorial Field. The Rebels are coming off a 1-0 loss to San Diego State on Friday night.

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