NMSU soccer falls in Seattle, 3-0
Las Cruces, NM — The New Mexico State soccer team ended its WAC road trip with a 3-0 loss at Seattle U.
The Aggies slipped to 4-7-1 overall and 1-3-0 in the conference, while the Redhawks improved their overall record to 6-2-2 and 3-0-0 in league play.
The NM State offense stalled with only three shots in the match. Defensively, senior goalkeeper Jessica Schutter grabbed six saves for the Crimson and White.
“I made a mistake and didn’t put us in a position to start well,” head coach Blair Quinn said. “It’s my job to put the team in a position to win, and I didn’t do that in the beginning. We got into halftime just down a goal and tried to make some tactical adjustments. But only a few of the players made the adjustments that we needed, too many players were still trying to play the way we normally play and that wasn’t working today.”
The Redhawks posted a 1-0 advantage at halftime following the lone goal of the first half in the 27th-minute of action. Seattle U increased its lead to 2-0 with a score in the 51st minute. In the final minutes of the game, the Redhawks tacked on a third goal in the 83rd minute.
“Seattle is the best team in the conference; I have been saying that all year,” he said. “They are the best team until someone proves them wrong. Hopefully, when we get our second shot at them in October we will be able to prove them wrong. Right now, they are the best team by far.”
The Aggies return home to face Grand Canyon, Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m.