NM State made its first trek to the Lone Star state Saturday to take on SEC opponent Texas A&M at Ellis Field in College Station, and while the Crimson & White recorded the first goal of the season against the vaunted Aggie defense, it wasn’t enough , falling 2-1.
Bianca Chacon scored her first goal of the season and the third of her career, while Thalia Chaverria recorded the first assist in her collegiate career. Makenna Gottschalk recorded five saves, her second most of the season behind six saves notched in a 2-0 loss to Oregon (8/18). And in a physical bout, the Aggies of NM State and Texas A&M combined for 19 fouls, with four yellow cards called against the Crimson & White (Hernandez, Johannes, Gottschalk, Chaverria).
NM State women’s soccer returns to the Three Crosses for their first official home match of the season, in a matchup with longtime rival UTEP at the NM State Soccer Athletic Complex on Thursday, September 1st. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 pm, and begins the first of a five-game home stand for the Aggies. This marks the first time the Miners have visited Las Cruces, since 2019, where NM State fell 2-1 in 2OT.