NMSU Volleyball Sweeps UT Martin

TUCSON, AZ - New Mexico State volleyball swept UT Martin at the McKale Center in the team's Wildcat Classic finale on Saturday. The Aggies defeated the Skyhawks 25-14, 25-12, 27-25 for the tournament victory.

"We played pretty efficiently today. I thought we served the ball pretty well in stretches, which was great," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We played good team defense and gave ourselves extra opportunities to score in transition. Overall, going 2-1 this weekend is not bad for this team. As young as we are to be 10-3, I'm fairly happy with that."

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NMSU Football Falls To Rival UNM 42-25

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team renewed the 109th meeting of the Battle of I-25 against in-state rival New Mexico on Saturday night at Aggie Memorial Stadium. After going up by a pair of scores in the first five minutes of the game, NM State saw numerous flags and turnovers plague the team for the remainder of the contest as it fell to UNM, 42-25.

The game opened with quick scoring for NM State (0-4) beginning on the first drive of the game. New Mexico (2-1) lined up for a 3rd & 5 when Roy Lopez batted the pass out of the air and Terrill Hanks recorded the interception that he returned 28-yards to the end zone for a 7-0 Aggie lead just 1:02 into the contest.

Then after forcing the Lobos to punt, the Aggies orchestrated a six-play drive that spanned 57-yards. This ended with a two-yard touchdown rush by quarterback Matt Romero to put NM State ahead of UNM, 14-0 at the 10:50 mark.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Falls To Rival New Mexico 1-0

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team gave up a late penalty kick and dropped a 1-0 decision to Battle of I 25 rival UNM on Friday night in Albuquerque, N.M.

“In all reality, we had one of our best performances of the year,” said head Coach Rob Baarts. “We controlled the game, they had a few chances, we had our chances but at the end of the day we had a one-on-one that we let slip and end up fouling.”

The Aggies (1-7) came out aggressive and dominated possession for much of the first half, getting the ball from the wings into the middle of the box and putting a lot of pressure on New Mexico (4-3) keeper Emily Johnson which led to New Mexico State getting four shots in the first 10 minutes of the match.

However, Audriana Chavez missed wide in the 4th minute, Aileen Galicia’s shot was saved in the 6th minute and two chances from Katie Martinez missed in the 8th and 9th minutes.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Splits A Pair Of Matches On First Day At Wildcat Classic

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TUCSON, AZ - New Mexico State volleyball took down UC Davis at the McKale Center to open the teams run at the Wildcat Classic. The Crimson and White defeated the opposition 26-24, 10-25, 25-16, 17-25, 15-8, in the five-set thriller.

"This UC Davis team gave us a run. They are definitely the best serving team we've faced all year and they are good defensively," head coach Mike Jordan said. "In a lot of ways, we were fortunate to win because we had long stretches of poor passing and bad swings. We gave up way too many point runs, but at the end of the day we kept plugging along and made plays when we needed."

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NMSU Teams Up With Eleven Sports

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced that Aggie fans will be able to watch NM State football, men’s and women’s basketball as well as select Olympic sport games on Eleven Sports.

The multi-year agreement with Eleven Sports was made possible on the behalf of NM State Athletics by its multimedia rights holder, Learfield’s NM State Sports Properties.

“The New Mexico State Department of Athletics is excited to partner with Eleven Sports for the majority of sporting events produced by Aggie Vision,” Moccia said. “Eleven Sports gives our Aggie broadcast yet another national outlet for not only football and men’s basketball but select Olympic sports as well. We look forward to a long and positive partnership with Eleven Sports.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Tatyana Battle Named WAC Volleyball Offensive Player Of The Week

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DENVER, CO – New Mexico State volleyball's Tatyana Battle was named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. This is the senior's first WAC honor this season and third of her career as an Aggie.

Battle averaged 3.47 points and 3.25 kills last week, helping NM State to a 4-0 record. She was named MVP of the Borderland/SpringHill Suites Invitational after playing in every set of every match including a pair of five-set victories. In the Aggies' five-set win over Montana, she posted a double-double with 16 kills and 12 digs. When handing Arizona its only loss this season, Battle finished the match with 14 kills and eight digs and held her composure when it mattered most, clinching match point with a kill off the Wildcat blockers. Against rival UTEP, the outside hitter led the team with 13 kills to go along with five digs, two assists, one block and a service ace.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps UTEP

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EL PASO, TX - New Mexico State volleyball defeated UTEP at the Memorial Gym in the final match of the Borderland Invitational on Sunday. The Aggies swept the Miners 25-11, 25-22, 25-20, extending their winning streak to six matches.

"We were worried about a letdown after the big win yesterday, but I thought we came in with the right attitude, we were competitive. I thought we had a letdown for a few points in set two but I thought we battled back," head coach Mike Jordan said. "I'm very happy with the defensive effort, Halle Razo really stepped up for us. We set the ball pretty well and hitting .340 is pretty huge. Sweeping the rivals is great and getting a win over a team receiving votes in the coaches' poll, it's a big deal."

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NMSU Football Falls 60-13 At Utah State

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LOGAN, UT - The New Mexico State football team took on 2017 NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl opponent Utah State at Maverik Stadium on Saturday night. A highly anticipated bowl rematch featured the opposition putting a lot of points on the board, most notably from the kicker position, on the way to NM State dropping the road contest, 60-13.

“We just look dysfunctional right now and have a lot of guys hurt on defense which does not help,” said head coach Doug Martin following the loss. “On the offensive side the quarterback is struggling and the offensive line is struggling so those two things together

The scoring in the first quarter came just 6:01 into the contest. After NM State (0-3) elected to punt on its first drive, Utah State (1-1) drove down the field before hitting a 44-yard field goal for an early 3-0 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Takes Down Arizona In Five Sets

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball took down Arizona at the Pan American Center as a part of the SpringHill Suites Invitational on Saturday. The Aggies stunned the Wildcats in a five-set thriller, knocking off Arizona 25-16, 17-25, 23-25, 27-25, 15-12 and handing the team its first loss of the season.

"I'm really happy for our team. We haven't been able to knock off Arizona and last year's loss was a bitter pill to swallow. It's a much better feeling this year," head coach Mike Jordan said. "I'm really proud of Ashley Anselmo and Megan Hart. They did a lot of great things whether it be attacking the ball or blocking the ball. Everyone that played contributed in one way or another We still have a lot to learn but we're making progress.

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