NMSU Volleyball Rebounds With Win Over Alabama State To Close Out Non-Conference Play

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball closed out the Wildcat Classic with a match against Alabama State at the McKale Center on Saturday. The Aggies swept the Hornets 25-13, 25-20, 25-23 in the squad's non-conference finale.

"We had good energy despite the short turn around," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We still need to work on our serving and we need to work harder in practice to get better as we get ready for conference play."

HOW IT HAPPENED

NM State (9-3) opened the match with a back-and-forth battle with ASU (3-11) but a six-point run which included an ace from Natalie Mikels put the Aggies ahead 15-9. The team continued to dominate and a kill by Ashley Anselmo gave the New Mexico State squad the 18-12 advantage before the opposition burned a timeout. The break did not stall NM State and the squad closed out the 25-13 victory on a 4-0 run.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Swept At Arizona

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State volleyball continued the Wildcat Classic with a match against Arizona at the McKale Center on Friday. The Aggies fell to the Wildcats 25-19, 25-19, 25-22 in the tournament match.

"I wish we would have gotten this effort during this morning's match. It takes a shame that it takes a good team to bring that sort of effort out in us," head coach Mike Jordan said. "There were some good things, Katie [Birtcil] blocked a few balls and Analyssa [Acosta] had some quality digs but we still have a lot of work to do."

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NMSU Women's Soccer Falls To UNM 1-0

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Dmitri Fong tied a career-high with 13 saves but the New Mexico State women’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to Battle of I-25 rival New Mexico on Friday at the Soccer Athletic complex.

The Lobos (4-3-0) brought the pressure early, testing Fong in the 6th minute but she was there to make the stop. New Mexico continued to dominate the ball and push it into its offensive third, forcing saves in the 16th, 20th, and 27th minute.

Then, Ely Gonzalez had the Aggies (1-4-2) first opportunity at a goal but her shot from distance went just over the crossbar in the 27th minute. With the Lobos’ attack gaining momentum, Fong continued to play well as the redshirt junior made two more saves in the 30th and 31st minutes. From there, both sides struggled to create for the rest of the half and the rivals were tied 0-0 at halftime.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Signs Six Year Deal With New Mexico Bowl

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced an agreement with ESPN Events on Friday, securing the postseason future for Aggie football through the 2020-25 bowl game cycle alongside Jeff Siembieda, the Executive Director of the New Mexico Bowl game, at the Bosque Brewing Co. Public House on Nob Hill.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Falls To Sacramento State In Five Sets

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball began the Wildcat Classic from the McKale Center with a match against Sacramento State on Friday. The Aggies fell to the Hornets 25-19, 19-25, 24-26, 25-20, 15-17 to open the tournament.

"Even if we had won the match, I would not have been happy, based on the effort I saw from the team, today," head coach Mike Jordan said.

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Savannah Davison Named WAC Offensive Player Of The Week

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DENVER, CO – Savannah Davison was named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. This is the first-ever weekly honor for the outside hitter and the second-straight weekly award taken home by a New Mexico State player.

Davison averaged 4.10 points and 3.70 kill when the Aggies went 2-1 at the NM State SpringHIll Suites Invitational last weekend. She tallied 11 kills against both Grambling State and Portland while also hitting .476 against the Tigers. In the tournament finale, Davison finished with 15 kills with a .361 hitting clip to help the Aggies take down Lamar in four sets. She also posted a double-doubles in the matches against the Pilots and Cardinals.

New Mexico State heads to the Wildcat Classic this weekend. The Aggies face Alabama State, Sacramento State and tournament host Arizona from Sept. 20-21.

NMSU Volleyball Bounces Back With Pair Of Victories

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team continued the NM State SpringHill Suites Invitational with a match against Grambling State at the Pan American Center on Saturday. The Aggies defeated the Tigers 25-11, 25-14, 25-18 for the squad’s sixth sweep this season.

“We were able to give a lot of people an opportunity to play today,” head coach Mike Jordan said. “I was pretty happy with our defense but we need to set it better. Hopefully, we can keep improving.”

HOW IT HAPPENED

NM State (7-1) jumped out to a hot start, holding 6-0 advantage over GSU (1-7) in the opening set. The Crimson and White continued to cruise and kill by Julianna Salanoa kept the Aggies ahead 17-5. The Tigers burned a timeout with New Mexico State leading 21-7 but the break did not stop the fiery offense and the NM State squad claimed the first set 25-11.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Drops Home Opener 31-10 To San Diego State

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Aggie offense, led by the arm of redshirt sophomore quarterback Josh Adkins and the hands of graduate transfer wideout Tony Nicholson, hit its stride in the second half, but it was too little too late.

Plagued by turnovers and silenced by the Aztec defense throughout the first half, NM State finally found its way in third quarter, cutting its deficit to two scores in the frame’s final minute. The Aggies (0-3) would not get any closer, however, falling 31-10 to San Diego State (3-0) Saturday night in the home opener inside Aggie Memorial Stadium.

Adkins, the Aggie signal caller, accompanied his 299 total yards of passing with a 35-yard touchdown toss, linking up with junior wide receiver Robert Downs III in the third quarter. It was Adkins' second of the season and the first touchdown-scoring grab of Downs III's career.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Drops First Match Of The Season In 3-0 Loss To Portland

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team began the NM State SpringHill Suites Invitational with a match against Portland on Friday night. The Aggies dropped their first match of the season, falling to the Pilots 25-19, 25-22, 25-22.

"We passed the ball poorly and did not get enough offensive production out of enough people today," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We made some changes and gave people opportunities but it just didn't go our way tonight."

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NMSU Women's Soccer Falls To Rival UTEP 2-1 In 2OT

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team battled for 106 minutes against Battle of I-10 rival UTEP on Thursday at the Soccer Athletic Complex but fell on a golden goal, 2-1, in double overtime.

NM State nearly got on the board in the 5th minute when a streaking Hannah Leitner fired a shot on goal but Emily Parrot made the save. The Aggies continued to attack, registering three more shots in the first 20 minutes before saves by Dmitri Fong in the 13th and 15th minutes. As NM State pushed UTEP’s defense, Alexa Barrera nearly put the Aggies in front in the 20th minute, however, her shot was stopped by a diving Parrot.

Then, New Mexico State’s aggression payed off as they forced a handball in the box in the 20th minute. Shea O’Connor stepped to the spot, froze Parrot and finished left for her third goal of the season and a 1-0 Aggie lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>