Lobos take another run in Wisconsin
The University of New Mexico cross country teams return to Madison, Wis., today. It is on the course that will be the site of the NCAA championships, which means a large field —71 men’s and 71 women’s teams — will run.
The defending national champion Lobo women finished third there Sept. 28 and as a result were bumped from a top ranking to No. 3 nationally. The men finished 26th in an elite field two weeks ago.
MEN’S SOCCER: If the beleaguered UNM program is to make any good news, it’ll have to come on the pitch. UNM (3-9, 1-3) hosts South Carolina (3-7, 0-4) tonight at 6 in a “Pack the Pitch” promotion with $2 tickets. UNM has lost four straight and learned this week that there will be no plans for spring workouts, even if the program gets a reprieve and life beyond this fiscal year.
WOMEN’S SOCCER: The host Lobos (7-5-2, 3-2-2 MWC) played to a 3-3 tie with UNLV (8-5-3, 2-3-2) on Friday night. Jessie Hix, Cami Floth and Gwen Maly scored for UNM.
In Las Cruces, New Mexico State (1-13) was defeated 4-0 by Seattle (7-7-2), with Kelsey Vogel scoring twice.
VOLLEYBALL: UNM (11-8, 5-2) got knocked out of a share the Mountain West Conference lead when losing at San Diego State Thursday night. It can gain a share of it back today at first-place Fresno State (13-6, 5-1). … New Mexico State (14-5, 4-2) can take down one of the two teams in front of it in the Western Athletic Conference race today (7 p.m.) at UT Rio Grande Valley (14-7, 5-2).