Aug. 29, 2012
Expanded Game Notes | New Mexico Game Notes
New Mexico Lobos (0-3-1) vs. SMU Mustangs (2-1-0)
Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 | Mike A. Myers Stadium and Soccer Field | 5 p.m. CT
SMU ALL-TIME VS. NEW MEXICO
SMU holds an all-time record of 4-0 against New Mexico heading into
Friday's contest. The last meeting between the two schools was Sept. 12,
2010, a 1-0 Mustangs victory. Current Mustangs Jessica Bartol, Ryanne
Lewis, Kenzie Scovill, Mallory Baum, and Courtney Smith all started in
that contest, while Shelby Hartweck and Taylor Robinson each saw action
off the bench.
ABOUT THE LOBOS
New Mexico is 0-3-1 to start the season. The Lobos tied TCU at home to
start the year, but then lost three-straight away from home, all in shutouts.
New Mexico's lone goal for the season came off the foot of junior Liz
Nare. It was Nare's first collegiate goal.
MUSTANGS ALL-TIME VS. MOUNTAIN WEST OPPONENTS
The Mustangs are 26-4-1 all-time against current members of the
Mountain West, including a 1-0 double-OT defeat to San Diego State on
SMU IN REGULAR SEASON TOURNAMENTS
SMU is 8-6-0 in regular season tournaments since 2000. The Mustangs
will be making their first appearance in a regular season tournament
since Sept. 11-13, 2009, at the Saint Mary's Invitational. SMU went 0-2,
losing to Saint Mary's (2-3) and No. 16 California (2-4).
SCOVILL NAMED CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK IN
Senior Kenzie Scovill's stellar weekend performances against Oral Roberts
and Arkansas weren't ignored, as she was honored with Co-Offensive
Player of the Week honors, the Conference USA announced on Monday.
Scovill scored three times and added an assist during SMU's two games
this week. Against Oral Roberts on Friday, Scovill scored the second and
eventual game-winning goal in SMU's 2-1 home-opening win.
The senior starred even brighter in Sunday's dominant 4-0 SMU win over
previously-unbeaten Arkansas. Scovill scored the first two goals for the
Mustangs and also assisted on the third.
Last season, Scovill led the Mustangs in scoring with five goals. With
three in the first three games, she could match that total by the end of
this coming weekend, when SMU heads down to Austin for the Longhorn
"The offense is looking to go through me," Scovill said after the Arkansas
match. "I'm the one connecting.
"It's my senior year. It's time to go. I want the goals."
Scovill looks to continue her high-scoring ways as the season goes along,
with some help from defender Courtney Smith. The pair has quickly
found a chemistry to start the year.
"We've just got that timing down," Scovill said. "When she's got it on her
left foot, I know where it's coming and I'm running in and she's looking
for me. We're just getting connected and getting together."
The last Mustang to earn a Conference Player of the Week award was
Kaitlyn Eidson, who earned defensive honors the week of Sept. 26, 2011.
MUSTANGS AMBUSH ARKANSAS, 4-0
Kenzie Scovill scored twice, and Olivia Elliott and Shelby Redman each added goals as SMU defeated Arkansas, 4-0, at Westcott Field on Sunday night.
The win brings SMU to 2-1-0 on the season, and also avenged the Mustangs
of their loss to the Razorbacks one season ago, when Arkansas won
2-1 in Fayetteville, Ark.
SMU scored four goals on its first 11 shots, including the first two by
Scovill. Courtney Smith found Scovill's head with a cross from the left side
at the 21:03 mark in the first half, and the Mustangs carried a 1-0 lead
SMU came out strong in the second half, and
scored three goals between the 50th and
60th minutes. Scovill added her second after
stealing a bad defensive-third pass from
Arkansas and finding a wide-open net.