Another Strong Start To Season
UTEP is off to another solid start in 2011. The Miners took out I-10 rival NM State in the season opener. UTEP then rolled to the Border Bash title thanks to trouncing Houston Baptist and cruising past Prairie View A&M.
UTEP then took the show on the road and despite playing hard was edged out at Stephen F. Austin and then dropped an OT heartbreaker at Texas State.
The Miners still stand at 3-2-0 on the year heading into the final non-conference home games, with match-ups against UALR and Northern Colorado.
Taking Care Of Business At Home
UTEP is out of the gates strong at home in 2011, with a record of 3-0-0. The combined score for the home games has been 10-0 in favor or UTEP.
The effort has improved the Miners to a stout 81-12-3 at home since 2002.
In looking ahead to Conference USA play, seven of the 11 league games for UTEP will be held at University Field.
All in all, the play at home could be a big factor in the Miners securing another winning season in 2011. They are in search of their 10th straight. The previous nine have featured 10+ victories.
UTEP Soccer On Facebook And Twitter
UTEP soccer receives incredible support from its fans, and as a way to further strengthen that relationship it has stepped up its efforts in social media. Fans can now follow UTEP Soccer on Twitter and become of fan of UTEP soccer on Facebook. We look forward to hearing from you all!
This Is UTEP Soccer
For those who need a crash course on UTEP soccer, you've come to the right place. The Miners have been embraced by El Paso, and they have rewarded the faithful by turning into a league and regional power. Consider the following accomplishments under head coach Kevin Cross (* denotes prior to start of 2011 season):
Conference USA best-tying 85 wins since joining the league in 2005*
Racked up 114 victories to tie for 13th nationally since 2002*
Scored 472 goals to place eighth in the country since 2002*
Posted mark of 78-12-3 at home since 2002
Garnered the No. 2 RPI in the state of Texas in 2009
Won a school-record and C-USA-best-tying 20 games in 2005
Beat Texas, 3-2, on the road in OT to advance to the second round of the '05 NCAA Tournament
Earned a regional ranking for a school-record seven straight years
Represented on the all-conference team 24 times*
Accounted for 11 of the 12 all-region honorees in school history*
Claimed 46 athletic weekly awards. UTEP had four such awards in five years before Cross' tenure*.
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