New Mexico snaps a four-game losing streak with 2-1 over South Carolina. Isabel Gonzalez/The Lobo Lair
Isabel Gonzalez
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New Mexico got a much needed 2-1 win over South Carolina on Saturday night. This victory snapped a four-game losing streak, and a six-game losing streak when playing at home.

The Lobos (4-9, 2-3 Conference USA) outshot the Gamecocks (3-8, 0-5 C-USA) throughout the night. The first period saw an 8-3 advantage in shots and a goal for the Lobos. This goal came from Grayson Dupont, his first one of the season, during the 28th minute. The redshirt sophomore received the ball through a cross from freshman Omar Grey.

The Gamecocks fought back and got on the scoreboard during the 74th minute. Petter Soelber scored his second goal of the season from a team effort that initiated from a throw in.

Last time they had the advantage at halftime, the Lobos couldn’t finish and ended up losing 2-4 to Florida International (Sept. 29). This time, they managed to get the winning goal, which came from redshirt senior midfielder Matt Dorsey five minutes before regulation time was over.

The Texas native headed the ball into the net from a free kick by sophomore Nick Taylor. This was Dorsey’s first goal of the season, and only his second as a Lobo.

Could the Lobos have pulled off a win in overtime? Maybe, but they were not going to chance it as they are 2-0 when going into overtime this season.

Their win came at a good time since the Lobos had just suffered a 4-0 loss to the UAB Blazers the week before. This confidence booster could be helpful as UNM the hits the road next week to take on Kentucky, the team that currently stands in second place in the conference with a 4-1 C-USA record. Not only that, the Wildcats are also currently ranked the No. 5 team in the nation.

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