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Lobos Fall to Buffaloes

by Allison Weiss

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The Lobos conceded an early goal against Colorado on Thursday night with the Buffaloes adding another in the second half in the 2-0 loss.

Thursday’s result was the first loss for UNM after 12 unbeaten matches and the first home loss for UNM after 10 unbeaten matches.

CU led in both shots (23-17) and shots on goal (11-4) with Alli Davis making eight saves on the night, the second time this season that the Lobo goalkeeper has finished with eight saves (Texas Tech), the third time in her career and also tied her career high.

Nicole Anderson led the Lobos with two shots on goal, taking three shots total (tying the team high) and Brynn Boeyink and Paige Satterlee accounted for the other two shots on goal.

Colorado scored early off of a free kick and on its first shot of the match in the fourth minute as the ball hit off the top of Davis’ gloves and into the top of the net. UNM had an opportunity to answer in the 10th minute on a cross by Satterlee into the box, finding Paris Dalton in front of the goal, but her shot was blocked. The ball found Satterlee after a scramble, with the Lobo firing a shot towards the goal which was saved.

The shots were close at the half with Colorado holding a 12-11 edge in the stat category, with each team having four shots on goal.

UNM had some chances early in the second half as a cross into the box found the foot of Sophia Roberts, who poked it just wide left of the goal. Sariah Brady’s shot in the 52nd minute hit the crossbar with the ball falling in the vicinity of Margaux Clarke, although the Lobo was unable to get a shot off, and the Lobos were unable to connect in the 54th minute as Roberts’ header went wide left. The Buffaloes added a goal off a one-on-one against Davis in the 59th minute for the 2-0 final.

The Lobos stand at 2-1-2 following Thursday’s match and close out their non-conference schedule at home against New Mexico State on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

-The Lobos started the same lineup as they did against Cal State Fullerton, with Kennedy Brown and Fiona Jenkins continuing to earn the start in their fourth consecutive start.
– The 17 shots marks the fourth-straight match that the Lobos finished with double-digit shots and 15+ shots.