Aggies Draw First Blood, but Fall Late at Loyola Marymount
Las Cruces, NM — Loyola Marymount scored twice in the second half to break a 1-1 tie and upended New Mexico State, 3-1, Friday evening in the season openers for both teams.
The Aggies drew first blood at 12:47 in the first half when Jennae Cambra received a pass from Layla Todd on the right flank and headed it into the net to give NM State an early 1-0 advantage.
The Lions notched it at 1-all at 34:13 when Sydney Zuccolotto scored and at halftime the match was tied at 1-1.
At 58:38 in the second stanza LMU’s Callie Taylor received a corner kick in front of the goal and headed it home and the Lions took a 2-1 lead.
Less than one minute later Jill Farley scored to give the Lions a 3-1 lead.
The Lions outshot the Aggies by an 18-6 margin – including 8-2 in the second half.
Despite allowing three goals, goalkeeper Tayler Hammack made six saves and kept the Aggies in the game.
The Aggies return to action Sunday at 1 p.m. (MST) and host Texas State.