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image I know New Mexico isn’t exactly local or that Soccer isn’t exactly business or technology related but seeing as how popular soccer has become I thought this story was worth posting.

If you haven’t caught this story somewhere else there was a semi final match of the Mountain West Conference between Brigham Young and New Mexico in which the “rough play” got well, out of hand. In the screen shots taken from the video Elizabeth Lambert of New Mexico is seen tossing punches, tripping and finally nearly snapping the neck of a player by grabbing her pony tail and tossing the player to the ground. Comments on this video have travelled all over the Internet as well as ESPN and national news.

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In that last shot of her tripping a player she finally got a Yellow Card yet instead of just taking the penalty for what was an obvious trip what did she do, she got in the referrers face about the call requiring fellow junior Rachel Fields to step between Lambert and the Ref.


Saw action in 10 matches last season and started six … made her first career start against Denver on Aug. 22 … used her size and aggressiveness to stop the opposing attack … named to the 2008 Fall Academic All-Conference team.

2009 Lobo Women’s Soccer Media Guide

“Liz is a quality student-athlete, but in this instance her actions clearly crossed the line of fair play and good sportsmanship,”

Kit Vela, Head Coach,

“This is in no way indicative of my character or the soccer player that I am,” Lambert said. “I am sorry to my coaches and teammates for any and all damages I have brought upon them. I am especially sorry to BYU and the BYU women’s soccer players that were personally affected by my actions. I have the utmost respect for the BYU women’s soccer program and its players.”

Elizabeth Lambert,

Now if those images were not enough to see this was one aggressive game with some less than sportsman like play then this series certainly should be.

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Lambert who is pictured multiple times in the Lobo’s soccer flyer has been suspended indefinitely which likely means until the storm blows over but time will tell. Apparently “aggressive” behavior in the athletic department at UNM isn’t exactly unheard of. Head Football Coach Locksley got in trouble for allegedly splitting the lip of an assistant coach. Not to be left out of controversy academics have their own problems with a lawsuit over a scandal in the English Department and images of a Professor on a sadomasochism website.

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