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Brynn Boeyink's PK Holds as Lobos Earn Road Win at USD

by Allison Weiss

SAN DIEGO, Calif.— Using their fourth lineup in as many matches, the Lobos passed their first road test of the season, defeating San Diego 1-0 on Thursday night.

With the win, UNM moved to 2-0-2 on the season, extended its win streak to two and its unbeaten streak to 12, for the second-longest unbeaten streak in program history.

The Lobos broke through on a penalty kick to the top right corner by Brynn Boeyink in the 68th minute after San Diego native Nicole Anderson was taken down inside the box, drawing the foul. Boeyink became the fourth different Lobo goal scorer this season and scored her first goal since 2021 against San Diego State.

UNM was the early aggressor for the second-straight match, putting two shots on goal within the first five minutes, and had its best chance of the first half on a shot by Paris Dalton that hit the crossbar at the 29 minute mark. UNM had the edge in both shots (8-2) and shots on goal (3-2) at the break, but for the fourth time this season, began the second half tied.

Sophia Roberts narrowly missed putting the Lobos on the board in the 52nd minute, with her shot from outside the left side of the 18-yard box hitting the right post. UNM looked like it got on the board in the 57th minute when Fiona Jenkins’ shot was saved by the goalie with Courtney Fernau following and putting it in the net, but was called offside to wave off the goal.

San Diego had a chance in the 62nd minute with a shot hitting off of Alli Davis’ chest, however the Lobo keeper recovered to make consecutive saves to eliminate the threat. The Toreros had another chance in the 67th minute, with the shot blocked by Myah Isais, and again in the 68th minute with Davis stepping up to make the block.

USD had one final look on a free kick with a little over one minute to go, but Davis pulled it down to preserve the 1-0 lead. Davis finished with six saves in the match to record her second shutout of the season and the ninth of her career.

In the final 45, the Lobos again held an advantage in shots (10-5), and again had the advantage in shots on goal (5-4), to bring the overall total to 18-7 in shots and 8-6 in shots on goal in the match.

UP NEXT: The Lobos are home for their next two matches, hosting Colorado on Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and New Mexico State on Sept. 10 at 1:30 p.m.

– Skye McMillon and Presley Devey made their first career starts.
– The Lobos had eight different players register a shot on goal with Margaux Clarke leading in overall shots (a career-high three) and four different players finishing with two shots with 12 different Lobos recording at least one shot.
-UNM had 15-plus shots in a match for the third-straight match with 19 in both matches against Northern Arizona and Cal State Fullerton and 18 against San Diego.
-UNM had five different players play the entirety of the match in Alli Davis, Fiona Jenkins, Natalie DeGagne, Myah Isais and Kennedy Brown.
-The Lobo coaching staff has continued to show trust in freshman Fiona Jenkins and redshirt freshman Kennedy Brown. In her third consecutive start, it is the first match that Jenkins has played all 90 minutes and the third consecutive match that Brown has played all 90 minutes.
-Paris Dalton played a career-high 69 minutes, McMillon played a career-high 38 minutes and Dalis Bruce played a career-high 28 minutes Thursday.
-With the win, the Lobos are 1-1-1 against San Diego, earning their first win all-time against the Toreros.