Lobo Women’s Soccer reacts after winning Mountain West Title

Local Sports

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico‘s Women’s Soccer won the 2021 Mountain West Regular Season Title on Saturday night in a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory over San Diego State. With this win, UNM punches their ticket to the NCAA Tournament.

“I have said all year that I think this team is about character and I think to give up that goal at the end there and then to respond that way like I never doubted it, I honestly never doubted it. So, I am just really really proud to be a part of this group and bring a championship to New Mexico“, said UNM Women’s Soccer coach Heather Dyche.

UNM gave up a late goal in regulation that sent this match into overtime at 2-2. The Lobos would not falter though, as in the 96th minute, Jadyn Edwards would hit the golden goal to win the game. It was a huge moment for UNM and a big night for Edwards as she scored two goals in the victory.

“It means a lot that I could help my team to make it to this point, because like I have said we have wanted this for so long and it’s just been a blast this whole season. But to get two goals is really an honor honestly, because our team has worked so hard. I can’t just take the credit, it’s the whole team of course, but really grateful, it was a great team win and it was awesome”, said Jadyn Edwards.

The Lobos will find out who they play in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Monday. First-round games are slated to begin on April 27 and 28.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Video

Albuquerque Hourly Forecast

Don't Miss

MORE IN DON'T MISS

Photo Galleries

MORE PHOTO GALLERIES

News Resources

MORE NEWS RESOURCES