Lobo Runners Share Region Title
LOS ANGELES —Second-ranked UCLA proved a bit too much for the University of New Mexico women’s soccer team Saturday night, ending the Lobos’ season with a 1-0 home victory in round one of the NCAA College Cup.
Kylie McCarthy’s goal in the 65th minute was the only ball to find the net on the night. It came when the rebound of a Sam Mewis shot bounced in front of the goal, where McCarthy put it away.
New Mexico (12-5-4) kept things tight throughout but was unable to generate many scoring chances against the Bruins (15-1-3).
UCLA finished with a 16-3 shot advantage, including 10-1 in the second half.
Jennifer Williams put two shots on goal for the Lobos, one in the 10th minute and another just a minute after McCarthy’s goal. But UCLA goalie Katelyn Rowland saved both, her only saves of the night.
UNM goalkeeper Kelli Cornell finished with five saves.
UCLA 1, UNM 1Lobos 0 0—0Bruins 0 1—1Scoring: UCLA, 65th, Kylie McCarthy (Sam Mewis). Shots on goal: UNM, 3; UCLA 16. Corner kicks: UNM, 2, UCLA 5. Saves: UNM, Kelli Cornell 4; UCLA, Katelyn Rowland 2.
CROSS-COUNTRY: Ruth Senior led the University of New Mexico women to a share of the NCAA Mountain Region Cross-Country Championships title on Saturday.
Senior ran seventh and the Lobos scored 84 points as a team, tying Colorado for first among the 19 competing. New Mexico State, led by eighth-place Courtney Schultz, finished 10th.
As a top-two finisher, UNM goes back to the NCAA finals meet, to be held Nov. 21 in Terre Haute, Ind.
Led by junior Ross Millington’s third-place finish, the Lobo men finished fourth in the team standings.
The fourth-place finish still could qualify the New Mexico men for an at-large berth in Terre Haute. They will find out on Monday.
UNM MEN’S SOCCER: In Denver, the Lobos play Cal State Bakersfield today at 1 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tourney final. Much is at stake for the Lobos except an NCAA Tournament berth, which is a certainty.
The incentives are for the Lobos (17-0-2) to retain their No. 1 national ranking, their exclusive unbeaten status, and to contend for the advantageous top overall national seed.
Pairings will be announced on Monday at 2:30 p.m. The Lobos will convene for a public viewing party at Nob Hill Bar and Grill.
Also, the New Mexico men can tie the program’s all-time unbeaten streak of 20 games with a win today. That mark was set over the 2004 and 2005 seasons.
— This article appeared on page D2 of the Albuquerque Journal