Soccer: No. 6 Rutgers tops Lobos 1-0 in hard-fought contest
Both squads delivered a physical brand of soccer that sent players repeatedly sprawling across the pitch as each side tried to gain a positional advantage in front of 1,022 raucous fans at UNM Soccer & Track Complex.
In the end, however, Allison Lowrey’s score in the 22nd minute that she slotted past New Mexico goalkeeper Alli Davis proved to be enough to thwart the Lobos, 1-0.
Rutgers, coming off a College Cup appearance, looked every bit like a championship contender again, displaying speed, toughness, a deft touch when needed and power.