Editor’s note: The University of New Mexico athletic communications department is continuing a periodic series of features called “Lobo Classics,” a celebration of some of the best moments on Lobo athletic history. It’s largely the brainchild of assistant sports information director Daniel Gallegos, marketing director Joe Thuente and is fan-input driven.
The Journal is collaborating with its own coverage of this installment, a look back at the UNM women’s soccer team’s home victory over BYU on Oct. 16, 2010.
The rivalry between the Lobos and BYU was bitter in any sport, but what helped intensify this game was the presence of Lobo Liz Lambert. She instantly became a villain for video that captured her rough play – elbowing a BYU player in the back and pulling another player down by her ponytail – when the two teams met in 2009.
The Oct. 17, 2010 Journal’s story picks it up from there. See Gallegos’ account here.