The events of this weekend have been much anticipated for the University of New Mexico men’s soccer team.
For the UNM women, they’ve been much delayed.
The Lobo men, ranked sixth nationally, are hosts of the Grange and Ashwill Memorial Tournament that begins today. The Lobos host UC Riverside tonight the UNM Soccer Complex – and then welcome a showdown at 6 p.m. Sunday with No. 1-ranked UCLA.
“The focus entirely is on Friday night,” UNM coach Jeremy Fishbein said earlier this week, “in theory.”
The Lobos are coming off an encouraging 1-0 home win last Friday over No. 13 Akron to begin 2014. Oniel Fisher was named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week; his decisive goal in the third minute was one of his three shots, two on goal.