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Arizona Takes Down UTEP 2-0 in Home Opener

Feb 7, 2021

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona Wildcats (2-0-0) shut out the UTEP Miners (0-2-0) 2-0 in their home opener. A brace from Jill Aguilera in the first half sealed the Wildcats' fate and secured them the victory. Arizona walked away with one save from Keeper Hope Hisey, 80% of the shots taken in the match, and their first clean sheet of the 2020 season.

Arizona Goals
17' Jill Aguilera
21' Jill Aguilera

Play of the Match - Brace 
Forward Jill Aguilera scored her first brace of the season with two goals that were less than five minutes apart. Her first goal in the 17th minute came off an assist from forward Iyana Zimmerman with Aguilera easily sending the ball to the back of the net. Being up by one wasn't enough for Aguilera as she quickly came back four minutes later with a shot from inside the box.

Woman of the Match - Jill Aguilera
Aguilera increased her goals on the season to three and increased her career braces to five, giving her the most of any current Wildcat. She is now leading the Wildcats in goals (3), shots (10) and SOG (7). 

By the Numbers
1 - This is the Wildcats first clean sheet of the season.

5 - Aguilera's pairs of goals increases her career braces to five. 

9 - Nine of the 14 new Wildcats saw the pitch against UTEP.

Talks With Tony
"I thought it was a hard fall game and early in the season its tough for it to look exactly how you want it to look. There is a lot to work on in our attack defensively. We prioritize competing, bringing intensity, energy, focusing in on things we know it takes to win Pac-12 games. This year you have to prioritize things and know that its going to take a few weeks to get it to look exactly like you want. We won both games while getting a lot of players in the games and i think we have an idea of where we are at."

Frame Worthy 

Coming Up
The Arizona Wildcats continue play at Mulcahy on Saturday, Feb. 13 against New Mexico State at 5 p.m. MST.