Sarah Dilling Registers Season-High Eight Saves
Tess Hall Scores For The Miners
Azia Nicholson Scores Fifth Goal Of Season For UTEP
Miners Outshot ECU, 9-6, Including 5-4 In Shots On Goal
Miners Pile Up 24 Honors For Achievements In The Classroom
Photo Gallery By Michael P. Reese
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4-1. Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre
Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese
MINER NOTE: Two-time C-USA Academic Honor Roll Member (2011 & 2012). 2012 (JUNIOR):Played in 18 contests, including 15 starts, in the midfield ... scored loan goal of the campaign in a 3-1 conquest of Southern Miss (10/12/12) ... registered an assist to aid UTEP to 3-2 defeat of UAB (10/5) ... played 75 or minutes in nine games, including four contests of all 90 ... took 11 shots, with three tries on target ... started first13 games on the season.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 18 matches, including 11 starts ... registered a goal in the 4-0 triumph against Houston Baptist (8/26/11) ... started the final eight games on the season, including all three at the 2011 C-USA Tournament ... member of the C-USA Academic Honor Roll (min. 3.0 GPA).
2010 (FRESHMAN): Tied for fifth on the team in assists (two) while sharing sixth for goals (three) and points (eight) ... played in 18 matches, including 10 starts ... scored match-winning goal in UTEP's 2-1 defeat of No. 25 Memphis (9/26) ... scored twice while posting an assist in 12-1 romp past Alabama A&M (9/19) ... registered an assist in 3-0 triumph over North Dakota (9/11) ... earned 70+ minutes of playing time on six occasions, including logging all 90 minutes three times ... garnered placement on the C-USA academic honor roll (min. 3.0 GPA).
PRIOR TO UTEP: Starting midfielder since 2007 at the high school level, playing with The Waterford School (2007), El Dorado HS (2008) and Provo HS before ultimately landing at Coronado ... two-time All-District honoree, earning accolades as a sophomore and junior ... registered 22 goals and 16 assists in leading Waterford to the state title ... voted as a player to watch in 2007-08 ... turned in big season (16 goals and 26 helpers) with PSH ... at Coronado, was under the direction of Andrea Quintanar Esparza, a former UTEP soccer player ... has ample experience at the club level ... led Sparta United 92 Premier to five straight championships in Utah (2003-07) ... team was the 2005 ALC Champions ... also has competed with the Utah State ODP team (2005-07), guiding the squad into the regional pool from 2005-07 ... other club experience includes the Xtreme Soccer Club in El Paso, under the direction of Roberto Tucker.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Morevia and Eugenio Soto ... enjoys skating and camping in her free time ... born 7/20/92.