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Lobos' Road Trip Begins Thursday at Nevada

by Allison Weiss

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The Lobos head back on the road to the Silver State for their next two matches, starting with Nevada on Thursday night at 8 p.m. MT/ 7 p.m. PT. The match will be streamed on YouTube (link provided above).

UNM enters the match after dropping its last two matches and stand at 4-4-4 overall, 1-3-2 in conference, with Nevada at 5-5-5, 3-2-1 in conference after splitting last week’s matches (L, 2-1 to Colorado College and W, 1-0 at Air Force). The Wolf Pack are 3-0-2 at home, while UNM is 1-0-2 on the road this season.

UNM has faced Nevada 13 times and is 10-1-2 all-time, outscoring Nevada 23-7 in the series, and is 3-1-1 in Reno with a combined score of 10-4. The Lobos have a 12-match unbeaten streak against Nevada with 10 wins and two ties, dating back to Oct. 1, 2006.

The Lobos are 6-0-1 and have outscored the Wolf Pack 17-3 under Coach Heather Dyche.

Sophia Roberts scored her second goal of the season and Paris Dalton recorded her third assist of the season in the 68th minute as the Lobos fell 2-1 to Boise State Sunday. The Lobos had a 14-5 advantage in shots in the final 45 minutes with an overall 23-13 advantage in shots and 9-6 in shots on goal in the match. Roberts finished with a match-high four shots on goal and Dalton with a career-high three.

The last time the Lobos faced Nevada, UNM won 4-0 behind goals from Natalie DeGagne, Ellie Robinson and Skye McMillon. New Mexico outshot Nevada 27-12 overall and 16-2 in shots on goal, while holding a 6-1 edge in corner kicks. Alli Davis made two saves in goal for UNM, combining with Callie Droitsch to earn the shutout.

Lobo forward Sophia Roberts has come on of late, scoring two goals in the three October matches and leads the Lobos with four points in October.

The redshirt-junior scored her first goal of the season in the win against Air Force on Oct. 1 and added a goal against Boise State.

All five of Roberts’ shots in the month of October have been on goal and is averaging 1.67 shots and 1.33 points per match.

Roberts has started all three matches this month and has played 205 minutes. On the season, the Albuquerque native has started 11 matches, played 743 minutes and is tied for second on the team in total points with four.


Paris Dalton leads the team with three assists and five points, recording points in two of the last three matches. The Lobo assisted on the first goal of the season against Texas Tech, on the third goal against New Mexico State and the goal against BSU.

Dalton has recorded three shots in the last two matches and had a career-high three shots on goal against the Broncos while playing a career-high 90 minutes.

Dalton scored her first career goal against Air Force on Oct. 1 and added an assist in the last match against Boise State.

The Lobos have recorded 17 or more shots seven times this season with a season-high 24 in the match against Colorado College on Sept. 28. UNM had 23 in the last match against Boise State. Of those, 11 were on goal against Colorado College and nine were on goal against Boise State.

UNM has had the advantage in shots in nine matches (19/9 vs. NAU, 19/10 vs. CSF, 18/7 vs. USD, 15/8 vs. NMSU, 17/15 at SJSU, 14/7 at FS, 24/10 vs. CC and 14/10 vs. USU, 23/13 vs. BSU) and in shots on goal in the last five and eight matches this season (9/2 vs. CSF, 8/6 vs. USD, 9/6 vs. NMSU, 4/2 at FS, 11/5 vs. CC, 7/4 vs. AF, 6/4 vs. USU, 9/6 vs. BSU).

The Lobos lead the MW in overall shots per match at 16.17, in MW matches at 17.17 shots per match and in total shots at 103.

Natalie DeGagne and Presley Devey lead with 11 and 10 shots on goal, respectively, while DeGagne also leads with 31 shots. DeGagne had a career-high 10 shots and career-high four shots on goal against CC.

DeGagne is second in shots per match in MW matches with 3.17 and in total shots at 19. Her 2.58 shots per match on the season is fourth among MW players.