NO. 2 NEW MEXICO REMAINS UNDEFEATED; MEN'S SOCCER FALLS, 2-0
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Sacramento State men's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision at No. 2 ranked New Mexico on Friday night in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match.
Alex Lopez had two of the Hornets' four shots on goal at No. 2 ranked New Mexico.
New Mexico (14-0-2, 8-0-0 MPSF) remained the final undefeated team in the nation with the win while Sacramento State (7-7-2, 3-4-1) is still in third place in the four-team MPSF Pacific Division, behind both CSU Bakersfield and San Jose State. The Lobos lead the Mountain Division with Air Force in second, Denver in third and UNLV in fourth. Seattle is in last in the Pacific Division. The MPSF Tournament features the two division winners and the next four best teams, regardless of division.
New Mexico was the fifth top-25 team the Hornets have played this season and the squad is 1-4 in those games. The win came in the season-opener at Loyola Marymount.
On Friday night, Michael Green scored in the first half and the Lobos led 1-0 at halftime. Blake Smith entered the game with a team-high eight goals and tallied his ninth in the second half to seal the victory.
New Mexico had a 17-11 edge in shots and 7-4 advantage in shots on goal. The Lobos also had seven more corners (8-1) while the Hornets had a 5-4 edge in saves.
Sacramento State was issued three yellow cards while the Lobos earned two.