Shot Down In New Mexico
Oct. 20, 2007
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - UNLV dropped its fourth straight match on Saturday night as New Mexico scored once in each half to post a 2-1 victory in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men's soccer action on Saturday night form the UNM Soccer Complex. The loss sent UNLV to 5-7-2 on the year, 1-4 in league play, while the 22nd-ranked Lobos improved to 9-3-1, 4-0-1 in the MPSF.
Chris Wright scored the night's first goal in the 34th minute, as he was on the receiving end of a give and go with Diego Barrera, which finished with Wright sliding a shot in-between Rebel goalkeeper Calvin Bailey's legs and into the goal for a 1-0 lead.
The Lobo advantage increased to 2-0 in the 70th minute, as Simon Ejdemyr scored off a shot on a rebounded shot from Blake Danaher. UNLV closed to within one goal thanks to their leading scorer Lamar Neagle, who notched his seventh goal of the season in the 83rd minute, when he headed in a rebounding Danny Cruz shot attempt.
Bailey finished with three saves in goal, while Mike Gracyk made four stops in net for the Lobos. New Mexico held a 20-6 shot advantage for the contest.
UNLV will now break before returning to action on Saturday, Nov. 3, against the very same New Mexico team in Las Vegas at 7 pm at Peter Johann Field.