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Corey Kizer - ACU - TS21 - 1
1
Abilene Christian ACU (0-1-0, 0-0-0)
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NM State NMSU (1-0-0, 0-0-0)
Abilene Christian ACU
(0-1-0, 0-0-0)
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Final
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NM State NMSU
(1-0-0, 0-0-0)
Score By Periods
Team 1 2 OT 1 F
Abilene Christian ACU 0 1 0 1
NM State NMSU 0 1 1 2

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Game Recap: Women's Soccer | | Ty Stevers

Kizer Golden as Aggies Open Season With a Win

Goals from Corey Kizer and Xitlaly Hernandez led the Aggies to a 2-1 OT win to start the season.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Corey Kizer scored the golden goal in overtime as the Aggies outlasted Abilene Christian 2-1 for an overtime win in front of 750 fans at the Soccer Athletic Complex on Thursday night. This match was a non-conference match and the Aggies' first night game since 2011.
 
"Our players have worked so hard to get to this spot and to see people come out and support and cheer and to work hard for them to get us through to the point where when overtime came there was no way we were losing that game," said head coach Rob Baarts.
 
The Aggies (1-0-0, 0-0-0 WAC) dominated possession early and got a great look from Megan Ormson that was punched off the crossbar in the 10th minute. The Aggie offense kept up the pressure and Shea O'Connor had an opportunity to score but the Wildcats (0-1-0, 0-0-0 WAC) again made the save in the 23rd minute. NM State dominated possession 67%-33% but the two teams remained tied 0-0 at the halftime break.
 
NM State kept up the pressure in the second half and got two quick shots from Jocelyn Tallent-Burleson that just missed. Finally, in the 68th minute, the Aggies broke the tie when an Aggie corner was not cleared by ACU and Xitlaly Hernandez beat the keeper for the eighth goal of her career and out NM State ahead 1-0. With the goal, Hernandez moved into the 10th spot on the Aggies' all-time goal list. Then, the Wildcats equalized in the 78th minute when Christina Arteaga found Natalie Jones to force overtime.
 
However, the extra period didn't last long. Freshman Thalia Chaverria played a long ball from the backline to a streaking Jocelyn Tallent-Burleson who beat two Wildcats and found Kizer inside the six-yard box who then walked it in for the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute.
 
The Aggie backline was exceptional, holding ACU to just two total shots for the match while NM State recorded 12 shots with seven on goal. NM State controlled the match from start to finish, ending the match with a 61%-39% edge in possession.
 
New Mexico State now hits the road, beginning a six-match road swing at UC Davis on Friday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. (MT) followed by a game at Nevada on Sunday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m.
 
 
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Players Mentioned

Xitlaly Hernandez

#25 Xitlaly Hernandez

MF
5' 2"
Junior
Corey Kizer

#20 Corey Kizer

F
5' 3"
Senior
Shea O

#8 Shea O'Connor

F
5' 4"
Senior
Megan Ormson

#4 Megan Ormson

F
5' 9"
Sophomore
Jocelyn Tallent-Burleson

#18 Jocelyn Tallent-Burleson

F
5' 3"
Sophomore
Thalia Chaverria

#2 Thalia Chaverria

D
5' 10"
Freshman

Players Mentioned

Xitlaly Hernandez

#25 Xitlaly Hernandez

5' 2"
Junior
MF
Corey Kizer

#20 Corey Kizer

5' 3"
Senior
F
Shea O

#8 Shea O'Connor

5' 4"
Senior
F
Megan Ormson

#4 Megan Ormson

5' 9"
Sophomore
F
Jocelyn Tallent-Burleson

#18 Jocelyn Tallent-Burleson

5' 3"
Sophomore
F
Thalia Chaverria

#2 Thalia Chaverria

5' 10"
Freshman
D