New Mexico women’s soccer player Elizabeth Lambert turns soccer into MMA

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Today is not a good day to be Elizabeth Lambert.

The New Mexico women’s soccer player has to wake up with the realization that a large portion of sports-loving America has seen her on-field antics against BYU on Thursday.

And by antics, I mean hair-pulling, punching, slapping, squeezing and anything else that would fall under the umbrella of dirty play.

I like that “SportsCenter” needed to trot out soccer expert Julie Foudy to tell us that this type of behavior is over the line. We may be largely ignorant on soccer, but it’s pretty obvious that yanking someone down by their ponytail doesn’t qualify as good sportsmanship.

If there’s any silver lining to all this, we did find out what it takes for a collegiate women’s soccer game to make the morning highlight show.

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