By: Joseph Fullbright
Seattle 2, NM State 1
The Aggies fell to the first-place Seattle Redhawks last Friday 2-1. The NMSU defense was the key for them staying in the game. They held the Redhawks (8-5-1. 3-0) scoreless in the first half, but would fail to keep the defending WAC Champions in check the rest of the way. Seattle got on the board first with a 52nd-minute goal from Ayana Robles. Seven minutes later, Rosalie Sittauer nailed in a cross from a corner kick to give them a 2-0 lead. The Aggies would prove to be resilient. In the 79th-minute, defender Stephanie Petre notched her first goal of the season. That would be all for the scoring in the game as the Aggies dropped the match and fell to 4-10-1 on the season and 1-1-1 in WAC play.
NM State 2, Utah Valley 2 (OT)
Holly Abdelkader has established herself as one of the top players and leaders on the NMSU women’s soccer team, and last Sunday was no different. After trailing 2-0 to Utah Valley, Abdelkader took matters into her own hands and scored a pair of goals in less than a three-minute span. Her goals led to a 2-2 tie forcing overtime. Neither team would score in the overtime period and the game end in a tie. The Aggies ended the weekend with a record of 4-10-2 and 1-1-2 against the WAC. It was the 14th time in NMSU women’s soccer history that a match had ended in a tie. The Aggies’ next match will be this Saturday, October 29, vs. UTRGV. It is Senior Day and is the last regular season match of the year.