Danielle Acuña’s presence on the left wing was huge for the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team Sunday as the Cowgirls stopped Western State 2-1 to round out homecoming week at Perkins.
Acuña took a pass from Salina Lucero and slashed from the left flank to score in the 29th minute.
About 10 minutes later, Acuña sent the ball into the box, and Molly Mortensen deflected it in for 2-0.
Taylor Frick cut the lead in half in the 69th minute.
Apolonia Thomas had five saves for the Cowgirls (4-3-1).