Aggies soccer to host two home matches

NMSU Athletics
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 10:04pm

The New Mexico State soccer team hosts Stephen F. Austin, Friday, Sept. 6 at 4 p.m., and UC Riverside, Sunday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m., at the NM State soccer complex.

Stephen F. Austin
The Ladyjacks are 2-1-1 on the season after a 3-1 loss to Arizona State, Sept. 1, and 0-0 draw in double overtime at Houston, Aug. 30. SFA has recorded three shutouts in its four games.

Series Notes
This is the first meeting between the Ladyjacks and Aggies.

UC Riverside
The Highlanders have a 1-2-1 overall record following a 1-1 double overtime tie with Northern Arizona, Sept. 1. UC Riverside plays at UTEP, Friday, Sept. 6 before traveling to Las Cruces.

Series Notes
In the first-ever meeting between the Highlands and Aggies, the teams posted a 1-1 draw after double overtime, Aug. 31, in Riverside, Calif.

Previous Meeting
In the first overtime match of the season, NM State tied UC Riverside, 1-1, in a double overtime contest, Aug. 31, 2012, in Riverside, Calif. Forward Layla Todd scored the first goal of the season for the Aggies in their first match of the UC Riverside Tournament.

Aggie Soccer Opens UNLV Nike Invitational with Shutout
NM State recorded its first shutout of the season with a 1-0 win over LIU Brooklyn in the first match of the UNLV Nike Invitational, Aug. 30, in Las Vegas, Nev. After a scoreless first half, the Aggies only needed three minutes to break the tie in the second period. Junior forward Layla Todd gave the Aggies a 1-0 lead with a score in the 48th minute from 15-yards out. It was Todd’s second goal of the season, and junior midfielder Katie Smith recorded her first assist of the season on the play. Senior goalkeeper Jessica Schutter recorded the shutout and grabbed a season-high five saves in the win.

Aggie Soccer Stumbles versus Portland State
NM State ended the UNLV Nike Invitational with a split 1-1 record after falling to Portland State, 7-0, Sept. 1. The Aggie offense fired eight shots with five shots on goal, which are both second-best marks of the season, but couldn’t find the back of the net. Senior goalkeeper Jessica Schutter played the first half. Freshman goalkeeper Tayler Hammack made her Aggie debut in the second period and recorded her first career save.
 

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