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The Daily Aggie :: 08/21/10 | bleedCrimson.net :: Your Source for NMSU Aggies Sports News

The Daily Aggie :: 08/21/10

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For the Aggie soccer team last season was a season of firsts every time they took the field. This season however, they notched another first. Their first no-contest. The continuation of the Aggie/Miner rivalry will have to wait as a severe storm halted play after the teams went in for halftime. UTEP was leading 1-0 on a corner kick by Katie Dorman in the 14th minute. The Aggies had a few good chances to score as did UTEP but for the most part, the defenses did pretty well. Since the game resulted in a no-contest, none of the statistics are official. Sadly, the attendance is not official either as there were estimates of a crowd of over 2,000 people.

That being said, yesterday's statistics at halftime are as follows:
Shots: UTEP 15, NM State 7
Saves: NM State 7, UTEP 4
Fouls: UTEP 6, NM State 5
Corner Kicks: UTEP 6, NM State 3

No word on whether or not the match will be rescheduled but as we noted in last night's article, if the match is reschedule, it must be played in it's entirety, the full 90 minutes.

The Aggie volleyball team will take on the alumni tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Pan Am. Jason Groves has the alumni roster list in his preview.

And as you may have noticed, we posted our 2010 Aggie Volleyball Preview (See? When we promise something, we deliver, sometimes even earlier than we promised!)

On to today's links...

Aggie Soccer
Teddy Feinberg of the Las Cruces Sun-News provides a recap of the first half of action in last night's no-contest.

TopDrawerSoccer.com lists the Top 20 players to watch for in each league.

The Montana Athletic website recaps Sunday's opponent's whitewashing against New Mexico. The Griz lost 7-0.

Conference Realignment
The Sporting News writes that Hawai'i may consider independence and also notes that potential WAC prospects Montana, Texas-San Antonio and Texas State each have fewer than the minimum 16 required sports to be considered at the Division I level.

Ferd Lewis of the Honolulu Star Advertiser shares the 10 darkest days in UH sports history.

Andy Katz of ESPN.com reveals that BYU had a WAC-heavy football schedule planned for 2011 including New Mexico State visiting Provo... Until Fresno State and Nevada sent the plan down in flames by joining the Mountain West.

Jared Eborn of the Deseret News writes that Utah State is actively looking to secure it's future including potentially moving to the Mountain West, a conference they turned down just a few days ago.

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