ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – The Portland State Women’s Soccer Team battled from a 1-0 deficit to tie New Mexico 1-1 at UNM Soccer Complex on Thursday night.
The Vikings went 1-2-2 on the year, while the Lobos went 1-1-2.
Despite eight shots, New Mexico’s offense couldn’t find the back of the net in the first half, while their defense limited the Vikings to just one shot as the teams headed into the break with zeros on the board.
In the 57th minute, Portland State’s Abi Hoffman almost scored on the Vikings’ only corner of the evening. Shortly after, another PSU near miss Lucy Quinn threatened the Lobos. UNM regained momentum in the 72nd minute, breaking the tie to take a 1-0 lead. Elle Frazier responded quickly finding the equalizer for the Vikings less than a minute later.
PSU fought on until the end, putting pressure on the Lobo defense in the dying seconds, snatching back-to-back shots as the clock ticked down to zero.
The Viking’s second-half adjustments were evident as they hit eight of nine shots in the final 45 minutes. Frazier, Hoffman and Quinn combined for six of those attempts. Enya Hernandez and Sidney O’billovich recorded one save each as they split time in goal for PSU.
The Vikings will return to action this Saturday as they head to Las Cruces to take on New Mexico State (6:00 p.m. PT).