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Juliana Salanoa Named WAC Volleyball Defensive Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Julianna Salanoa was named the Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. This is the first weekly honor for New Mexico State this season and the second of Salanoa's career.

The Olympia, Wash. native was named to the Borderland Invitational All-Tournament Team following an impressive weekend where she helped the Aggies remain undefeated this season. Salanoa averaged 1.45 blocks per set with 16 total blocks for the three-day tournament. The middle blocker posted eight blocks in the squad’s sweep of Pacific and also tallied six digs in the match. Against UTEP, Salanoa recorded five crucial blocks that helped the Aggies take down the Miners in the five-set thriller.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Wins Five Set Battle With Rival UTEP

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team closed out the Borderland Invitational with a match against UTEP at the Pan American Center on Sunday. The Aggies downed the Miners 20-25, 25-16, 17-25, 25-15, 15-10, to remain undefeated this season.

HOW IT HAPPENED

NM State (6-0) and UTEP (4-3) kept the opening set close but the Aggies trailed 14-10 after allowing the opposition to score four-straight. An off-speed kill by Savannah Davison broke up the rally but as the set progressed, the squad was still unable to find a rhythm and trailed 18-13 when head coach Mike Jordan used his second timeout. The team continued to struggle late and NM State dropped the opening set 25-20.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Earns 1-1 Draw With Texas State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Shea O’Connor scored her second goal of the season and the NM State women’s soccer team battled with Sun Belt favorite Texas State to a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon at the Soccer Athletic Complex.

The Aggies (1-2-2) almost got on the board early, but Corey Kizer’s shot in the 13th minute hit the right post. However, the Bobcats (4-1-1) rebounded from the early threat and began to dominate possession. The Bobcats recorded back-to-back corner kicks in the 20th minute before Dmitri Fong made a save in the 22nd minute.

Jody Hernandez then came close to getting New Mexico State on the board but her shot from outside the 18 was saved by Heather Martin in the 29th minute. Despite the chances from NM State, Texas State continued to dominate possession until finally breaking through on a header from Haley Groff in the 40th minute.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Rival Lobos

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball continued its run at the Borderland Invitational with a match against New Mexico on Saturday night. The Aggies took down the Lobos 25-15, 25-17, 25-14, for the team's fifth-straight sweep

"We did a better job passing the ball today. I think we served it tougher, putting UNM on its heels," Mike Jordan said. "Our blockers also did great. They were really solid again for us tonight."

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NMSU Football Falls At No. 2 Alabama 62-10

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - No. 2 Alabama (2-0) scored touchdowns on five of its first seven possessions and went on to defeat New Mexico State (0-2), 62-10, Saturday afternoon inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Josh Adkins threw his first touchdown pass of the year in the defeat. The Aggie signal caller hit senior running back Jason Huntley with a pass behind the line of scrimmage, and Huntley did the rest, taking the ball four yards into the end zone for the score midway through the third quarter.

Adkins passed for 145 yards and one touchdown, completing 19-of-30 pass attempts in the contest. Huntley had a team-high six receptions for 25 yards, including his four-yard score. Graduate transfer wideout Tony Nicholson, meanwhile, hauled in two passes for a team-high 44 yards.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Dominates Pacific In 3-0 Sweep

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball opened the Borderland Invitational with a match against Pacific at the Pan American Center on Friday night. The Aggies swept the Tigers 25-22, 25-7, 25-18 for their fourth-straight sweep.

HOW IT HAPPENED

NM State (4-0) went back-and-forth with Pacific (2-2) early in the opening set but at the media timeout, the Aggies found themselves down 15-10. Following the break, New Mexico State battled back and a block by Julianna Salanoa and Lia Mosher put the team down by one. With Halle Razo serving, the Aggies took a 21-19 lead over the Tigers, forcing the opposition to use a timeout. The squads kept the set close down the stretch but a kill by Savannah Davison put away the 25-22 opening set victory.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Falls At No. 23 Washington State 58-7

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PULLMAN, WA - The New Mexico State football team (0-1) opened the 2019 campaign with a 58-7 loss to No. 23 Washington State (1-0) Saturday night inside Martin Stadium.

Playing under the lights and on the road against a nationally ranked opponent, the Aggie defense could not slow the Cougars' relentless attack from the start. Washington State generated 618 total yards of offense and rattled off 51 unanswered points in the victory, thanks to the arm of redshirt senior quarterback Anthony Gordon and the legs of sophomore tailback Max Borghi.

Washington State's passing attack totaled six scores and 507 yards through the air, led by Gordon's 420 passing yards and five touchdowns. Borghi, meanwhile, accounted for 128 rushing yards and a score on 10 carries.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Tennessee State To Claim Auburn Tournament Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

AUBURN, AL - New Mexico State volleyball closed out the War Eagle Invitational with a match against Tennessee State at Auburn Arena on Saturday. The Aggies took down the Tigers 25-22, 25-20, 25-20, completing their third-straight sweep.

"Today was a bit of a test for us. Tennessee State really made us work," head coach Mike Jordan said. "People missed a few assignments but we held up defensively. Late in the match, our team really stepped up when we needed them."

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NMSU Cross Country Starts Off 2019 Season Strong

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico State cross country teams started off the 2019 season with the Lobo Invitational from the UNM North Golf Course on Saturday. The women's team placed second with a score of 51 while the men's team finished in third with a score of 66.

On the women's side, two-time all-conference honoree Jess Dominguez crossed the finish line first for the NM State squad, placing sixth with a time of 18:43.28. Richelle Sandin finsihed in second for the Aggies, coming in seventh overall posting a time of 18:49.62. Emily Stutesman took 11th with a time of 19:06.56. Rounding out the top-five today for the Aggies were Maggie Gibbs (19:08.33) and Ocean Stevens (19:58.45), finishing 12th and 15th, respectively.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Auburn

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

AUBURN, AL - New Mexico State volleyball dominated tournament host Auburn at the War Eagle Invitational on Friday night. The Aggies topped the Tigers 25-16, 25-18, 25-14 for team's second sweep of the season.

"We managed the game well. Our players did a great job finding seams and we had good digging again this match," head coach Mike Jordan said. "It's always great to get a win over a Power-5 program, especially on their home court."

HOW IT HAPPENED

NM State (2-0) battled back-and-forth with AU (0-2) but with Natalie Mikels serving, the Aggie squad pulled away to take a 13-9 lead, forcing the opposition to burn a timeout. The Tigers did not go away quietly, pulling within one but New Mexico State kept its composure and held a 19-14 lead late in the set. After AU burned its final timeout of the set, NM State continued to cruise, scoring four-straight to take the set 25-16.  Continue Reading This Post >>