PORTALES, N.M. – The Eastern New Mexico women’s soccer team was handed a 2-0 loss by Fort Lewis College on Sunday afternoon at Greyhound Stadium.
The Skyhawks held the advantage in time of possession as well as shots (9-2) in the first frame but the Greyhound defense stood tall to keep the game tied 0-0 at the half.
Just over 10 minutes into the second half, Danielle Gonzales broke the stalemate when she sailed a free kick into the top right corner of the goal.
Fort Lewis added another tally off the foot of Madyson Barela to give them a 2-0 cushion.
The Greyhounds continued to pressure offensively but the Skyhawks held on to the 2-0 shutout victory.
The Skyhawks led in shots (17-6) but the Hounds held the advantage in shots on goal (6-5).
Kelsey Medina paced the Eastern offense with two shots on goal.
Whitney Dockweiler had three saves in net and drops to 2-2-0 on the season.
Fort Lewis’ Katie Dunbabin had six saves to secure the shutout in goal.
The Skyhawks now lead the overall series, 8-2-1.
The Greyhounds are back in action on Sunday, September 19 when they travel to the Metropolitan State University of Denver for a 12 p.m. contest.