The Aggie soccer team is back in action today as they take on San Jose State out in San Jose. The Aggies currently have four points in conference play and are a point ahead of Nevada and Louisiana Tech and are tied with the Spartans. A pair of victories and six points would assure the Aggies of a spot in the conference tournament. Four points from the weekend, a win and a tie, would not guarantee them a spot but it would give them eight points total and would at least keep them in the top six heading into the final weekend of play. Anything less, a pair of ties, a loss and a tie or a pair of losses would leave the Aggies in a precarious situation heading into the final weekend, one in which they only play one match, against current league leader Hawai'i.
San Jose State is 3-10-1 overall but don't let their record fool you. They have played very tough against some outstanding competition. They lost by a goal to both the No. 13 and No. 15 teams in the country early in the season and they have a one-goal loss against Fresno State (one of the better teams on the west coast) and tied Hawai'i in Honolulu last weekend.
Kelsey Lord is by far their most dangerous player with four goals and three assists. Meghan Maiwald has started in goal in all 14 games the Spartans have played.
The Aggies need to start fast and apply the type of pressure they did against both Nevada and Idaho (second half and both overtime periods). If they can do that, they can absolutely come out of this game with a win and three points.
The match is scheduled for an 8:30 p.m. (MT) kickoff. Live Stats will be available via the SJSU athletic website (link available 15 minutes prior to the start of the match).
On to today's links...
The Sports Network previews tomorrow's game against Hawai'i.
Teddy Feinberg of the Las Cruces Sun-News talks about the work being done to try to improve the special teams play. (subscription required)
Teddy Feinberg of the Las Cruces Sun-News features Kenny Turner. (subscription required)
Tristen Critchfield of the Albuquerque Journal previews Saturday's game. (subscription required)
Matt Harris of KSL.com shares his WAC notebook.
Aggie Men's Basketball
Jason Groves of the Las Cruces Sun-News talks about the preseason picks in the WAC. (subscription required)
Tristen Critchfield of the Albuquerque Journal discusses the preseason picks (subscription required)
David Fox of Rivals.com previews the WAC.
Jeff Barret of The Las Cruces Bulletin discusses the preseason WAC picks.
Kevin at Parsing The WAC shares a recruiting note for New Mexico State.
Aggie Women's Basketball
Jason Groves of the Las Cruces Sun-News features senior point guard Kaitlyn Soto. (subscription required)
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