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NM State soccer overpowered by UNM’s offense

Photo courtesy of NMSU Athletics.

New Mexico State women’s soccer traveled to the University of New Mexico in the much anticipated I-25 rivalry but were overwhelmed by offensive pressure and dropped the match 3-0.  

The Aggies’ offense was off to a quick start and within the first few minutes, junior midfield Bianca Chacon took advantage of a corner kick that resulted in a clearance attempt that led to a goal to the right side of the net. scored her fourth goal of the season. Although their momentum was established quickly, the feeling did not last long.  

The Lobos retaliated shortly after and maintained the lead for the rest of the game with their powerful offense and determined defense.  

A few minutes later, the Lobos retaliated with a thunder of shots that resulted in a goal by Mercedes Morris to quickly tie the game.  

The Aggies put up a fight defensively with junior Mya Hammack and senior Loma McNeese fired shots that just barely missed the mark. By the 30-minute mark, both teams had added 20 combined shots.  

NM State showed relentless efforts at the start of the second half, but after back-to-back shots, the Lobos secured another goal with a shot from Presley Devey that flew past freshman goalkeeper Karolanne Lafortune to take the lead 2-1.  

At the start of the second half, the Aggies attempted to generate goal opportunities, but their efforts were shot down by a shot from UNM’s Myah Isais headed the ball to the top right corner to put the Lobos up 3-1. 

Despite UNM losing Kennedy Brown to a red card after her second yellow card, the Lobos defense continued to prevent the Aggies from getting into scoring position.   

Although NM State had more saves at the net, UNM outshot the Aggies 15-8.  

Notably, after Chacon’s early goal, she leads the NM State in goals while Hammack leads in minutes played.  

NM State will stay on the road and travel to the University of Southern California on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. 

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Andrea Vasquez, Staff Writer
Andrea Vasquez is a second semester transfer senior at New Mexico State University, majoring in Journalism and Media Studies. Although she was born in Mexico, her life has been shaped by the border experience and having the chance to be part of a tri-city adventure (Juarez, El Paso, Las Cruces). She previously attended El Paso Community College and Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. In 2022, she interned at KTSM Channel 9 News in El Paso, Texas and completed a photography internship at The Santa Fe New Mexican during the summer of 2023. She also participates in NMSU’s student broadcast News 22 as a Spanish anchor and producer for Noticias 22. She intends to pursue a career in the journalism field as both a reporter and a photographer. She is entering her first semester at The Round Up as a staff writer and photographer. For her, having the opportunity to learn and contribute to the NMSU community is a great privilege that she does not take for granted. Journalism offers a chance to observe events closely and more professionally, but disconnecting is also important for her. She likes to enjoy outdoor activities as well as spending time with family and friends and catching up with series and documentaries.

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