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A picture from United during their match against El Paso FC on Saturday (Sept. 5).

United drops a match

New Mexico United dropped its first ever match to El Paso Locomotive FC on Saturday (Sept. 6) 3-2.

United's record now sits at 6-3-2 on the season and holds a first-place lead in Group C with 20 points, though the loss brought second-place El Paso within two points.

Thirteen minutes into the first half, David Estrada notched a goal for the boys in black and yellow after he was assisted on a nice pass from Amando Moreno.

But even with a 1-0 lead, El Paso came firing back and scored a goal just a few minutes later to tie the score up. Devon Sandoval, who returned from injury, scored in the 41st minute on a penalty kick to put United up at the half.

However, in the second half United struggled to find the back of the net and, meanwhile, El Paso started to get hot offensively.

Dylan Mares scored the goal in the 60th minute to tie things up and, in the 88th minute to solidify his team's victory over New Mexico.

New Mexico has just five matches left this season, and they next face Real Monarchs on Saturday (Sept. 12) – a team they've twice defeated this season.

Lobo running back named to national watch list

A running back at a small Division 1 football program in New Mexico, Bryson Caroll's name wasn't supposed to be on the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Watch List. But it was.

Of 47 Division 1 college athletes from across the country, Carroll was named to the list for his offensive efficiency as well as personal attributes such as "integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity; specifically, tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals," according to a UNM press release.

To qualify for the award, student-athletes must have been born in Texas or graduated from a high school in the state. Carroll is from San Antonio, Texas.

Carroll was one of 10 running backs on the initial watch list, according to the press release.

Last season at UNM, Carroll rushed for 536 yards on 105 carries. He also had two touchdowns.

Questa Fishing Derby to be held virtually

The days of 2020 are much different than in years past.

And the same holds true for an event in Northern New Mexico – the Questa Fishing Derby – which is held on a yearly basis. In 2020, this tournament will be going virtual.

What that means is, instead of over 200 fishermen gathering for a day of fishing at Eagle Rock Lake, the event will be held over a period of nine days – from Sept. 12-20.

Fishermen can head to any of their favorite fishing spots in Questa, and can win over $1,000 in cash prizes.

Call the Questa Visitor Center at (575) 613-2852, located at 1 State Road 38.

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