Tough Loss for New Mexico, 4-14
El Paso, TX (February 8, 2019) – It was a tough loss on the road as the New Mexico Runners fall to the Cuervos by a score of 4-14. This makes it the 3rd straight loss against Juarez with one more to play in a couple weeks at home on March 2nd.
The Runners couldn't get the momentum started as the Cuervos pushed to score 2 in the first quarter. The defense continued to struggle to find a rhythm that would be effective.
New Mexico wouldn't score in the second quarter until Jaime Rodriguez took it to the house at 9:51 on the clock. The Cuervos would answer back to close out the first half 1-5.
The third quarter wasn't fairing well for the Runners as they continued to try to find a defensive stand. Juarez put up 5 goals to outscore the Runners' 2 goals made by Rodriguez and Luis Fernando Martinez.
As the fourth quarter played out, there were 4 unanswered goals by the Cuervos. New Mexico wouldn't score again until Matute chipped in a goal off the post with 3:00 minutes remaining in the game.
The Cuervos would add salt to the wound as they scored one more with 1:45 left.
The Runners drop their 3rd straight against the Cuervos by a final score of 4-14. New Mexico is 1-5 on the season.
It wasn't the result the Runners were looking for, but the focus is now back at home as they face the Colorado Rumble on Sunday February 10th at 3 pm.
The Runners will meet the Colorado Rumble for the first time this season on Sunday. The match-up will take place on Sunday February 10th, 2019 with a scheduled 3:05 PM kick-off at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.
The New Mexico Runners are an arena soccer team based in Rio Rancho, NM and current members of Major Arena Soccer League M2 (MASL2). The Runners play their home games at Santa Ana Star Center and season tickets are on sale NOW by calling 505.663.7RUN (7786). For more information on the Runners, visit http://www.newmexicorunners.com as well as LIKE, FOLLOW and SHARE on social media at @nmrunners.