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Spring sports notes: Maly powers UNM women’s soccer past Wyoming

Gwen Maly scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the University of New Mexico women’s soccer team to a 3-1 victory over visiting Wyoming on Friday night.

The Lobos (8-1) cashed in three goals in a span of less than 14 minutes in the second half to grab a 3-0 lead. Karlee Maes netted the first goal on Maly’s assist in the 53rd minute, and Maly made it 2-0 less than two minutes later on an assist from Madi Hirschman.

Maly scored again in the 67th minute with Maes getting the assist. Wyoming (2-6) got a goal by Alyssa Bedard.

“I think anytime that you can win on senior night, it makes a win that much more special because you send six really amazing members of our program out the right way,” said head coach Heather Dyche.

UNM hosts Air Force on Sunday at 1 p.m.

GOLF: UNM’S women’s golf team is set to host the 42nd Annual Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational at the UNM Championship Course on Sunday and Monday. Sunday’s first two rounds begin with tee times on No. 1 and No. 10 holes beginning at 7:30 a.m. Spectators will be permitted but will be required to wear masks.

New Mexico State and MWC squads UNLV, Colorado State and Wyoming are in the field, which includes No. 22 Arizona, Kansas State and Washington.

BASEBALL: In Sacramento, Calif., Brandon Dieter drove in four runs, five Aggies finished with multiple hits, freshman left-hander Sammy Natera fanned seven batters in 4⅓ innings and New Mexico State ended a seven-game losing skid by hammering 24th-ranked Sacramento State 10-2 in the nightcap of a Western Athletic Conference doubleheader. Friday night’s setback was Sacramento State’s first loss as a ranked team.

In the opener, Sacramento State (19-7, 11-3) rallied from a four-run deficit with 10 unanswered runs in a 10-5 victory over the Aggies (11-15, 9-6).

SOCCER: In Las Cruces, New Mexico State (4-12-1) fell 2-0 to Grand Canyon (7-8-1) in the regular-season finale at the NM State Soccer Athletic Complex. Next up for the Aggies is the WAC tournament next week in Phoenix. NMSU will be the No. 5 seed and plays Tuesday, opponent to be determined.

SOFTBALL: In Tucson, Team Mexico, scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat New Mexico State 6-5 in exhibition play hosted by the University of Arizona. In the second game of a doubleheader, NMSU was an 11-5 loser to No. 8 Arizona. Gabby Aragon hit a homer for the Aggies.

MEN’S TENNIS: At McKinnon Family Tennis Center, New Mexico (5-8, 3-0 Mountain West) handled UNLV (8-10, 2-1) 4-0 to begin the season’s final home swing. Next up is a 1 p.m. Sunday home match vs. San Diego State.

In Edinburg, Texas, New Mexico State (4-10, 2-1) beat Seattle University (4-11) in WAC play 6-1.

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