By: Joseph Fullbright
The 2016 season has officially come to an end for the New Mexico State women’s soccer team as they fell to Utah Valley 2-0 last week in the quarterfinals of the WAC Tournament. The Aggies finish the season with a record of 5-13-2.
Like most games this season, the Aggies failed to really get anything going on the offensive side of the ball. In fact, Utah Valley’s goalkeeper did not even attempt to make a save because NMSU could not get up a shot on goal the entire match. The Wolverines attempted 21 total shots compared to the Aggies’ six.
Utah Valley got on the board first thanks to Libby Weber’s goal in the 12th minute. The two teams went scoreless the rest of the half.
Sheridan Fox put the Wolverines up for good 2-0 in the 59th minute.
With the victory, Utah Valley advanced to the WAC semifinals and would go on to lose to the eventual champions, Seattle.
Aileen Galicia finished the season leading the team with 17 points (7 goals, 3 assists). Sophomore goalkeeper Ashley Martin amassed 88 saves, which makes her the Aggies’ all-time leader in saves with a career total of 146.