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New Mexico Soccer Ties No. 6 Harvard

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico men's soccer team battled with No. 6 Harvard for 110 minutes in the final match of the Lobo Classic on Sunday afternoon at the UNM Soccer Complex with the game ending in a 0-0 tie.

"I'm bummed," Lobo coach Jeremy Fisbein said. "I'm not devastated, but bummed. It's disappointing to let something like that slip away. It was there for the taking."

In the 72nd minute, Lobo Ryan Farquharson headed the ball in, but a UNM foul on Crimson goalkeeper Austin Harms nullified it.

"That's a tough one," Fishbein said. "Any time there's a big collision and the keeper goes down, that's often how it is going to go."

Despite being frustrated with the draw, Fishbein was very pleased with the Lobos' defense, composure and ability to create scoring opportunities.

"We're a team committed to playing nice soccer," he said. "I think it is fun to watch. You just have to take a couple of those chances you get."

The Lobos had 11 shots in the second half, six on goal. Harvard, meanwhile, was limited to one shot in the second half.

UC Santa Barbara won the Lobo Classic, defeating Harvard 2-0 on Friday night, and blanking Buffalo 3-0 on Sunday morning.

UNM finished second, with Lobos David Murphy, Kyle Venter and Matt Armstrong making the all-tournament team.

The Lobos (3-1-2) travel to Hanover, N.H. to face Dartmouth on Saturday in their last nonconference match.

UNM WOMEN: In Missoula, Mont., junior Jordan Craig scored in the 70th minute as New Mexico defeated Boise State 1-0 in the final day of the Montana Tournament.

Sophomore goalkeeper Kelli Cornell recorded her second shutout of the weekend and seventh of the year as the Lobos held Boise State to only four shots on goal. Cornell is tied for second on the Lobos' all-time record list for shutouts in a career with 20.

Craig scored on a 15-yard shot inside the left post off off a pass from Roxie McFarland.

New Mexico (6-1-3) next plays on Oct. 1 when it visits UNLV for its first conference match of the season.

AGGIES SOCCER: Sophomore Crystal Burns had a pair of goals Sunday to lead New Mexico State to a 4-0 win over Lamar. The Aggies recorded their third consecutive shutout and improved to 5-1-2.

"I thought it was a good effort, and we played a complete 90 minutes," coach Michael Needham said.

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