NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Grambling State

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball took on Grambling State in the team's home opener at the Pan American Center on Tuesday night. The Aggies swept the Tigers 25-15, 25-17, 25-13 for the home-court victory.

"I was happy we got almost everyone into the match tonight," head coach Mike Jordan said. "It's very important for young players to have success. Many people got that opportunity tonight and some capitalized on it."

How it Happened

NM State (5-2) came out hot when a four-point run put the Aggies ahead of GSU (0-7) 9-5. A seven-point swing continued to favor the New Mexico State with a service error ending the rally the expanded the advantage to 10. The Aggies scored three straight to close out the opening set and a ball-handling error by the Tigers closed out the 25-15 first set victory for New Mexico State.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Nets First Win Of The Season In 3-0 Victory Over Northern Illinois

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State women's soccer team jumped ahead early and rode a dominant performance on both sides of the ball to a 3-0 win over Northern Illinois on Sunday afternoon.

The win gave head coach Rob Baarts his first career win as a Division I head coach after spending the last 14 years as an assistant, 12 with his alma mater the University of Portland and the last two at San Jose State.

"What a great performance from our girls," Baarts said. "We've been focusing all week on revamping what our lineup looks like, what our formation looks like. I think Northern Illinois is in a similar position to us with a new coach, trying to find their rhythm and we find ours a little bit sooner."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Splits A Pair Of Matches On First Day Of Lobo Classic

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball took on Florida Gulf Coast at the Dreamstyle Arena on Friday morning. Despite Tatyana Battle tallying her 1,000th career kill, the Aggies fell to the Eagles 25-20, 25-12, 25-22 in the opening match of the Lobo Classic.

How it Happened

NM State (2-2) went back-and-forth with FGCU (3-1) in the first set of the contest and after back-to-back points for New Mexico State, including a kill by Savannah Davison, the Aggies led 9-7 and FGCU called a timeout. The Eagles did not go away easily and rallied to hold a 16-14 advantage, forcing the Aggies to call a timeout. The break in the action did not stop the momentum for Florida Gulf Coast and late in the set, New Mexico State trailed by six. Despite an NM State three-point rally, the deficit proved to be too much for New Mexico State to overcome and the squad fell 25-20 in the opening set.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Loses 48-10 At Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - The New Mexico State football team traveled to Minneapolis, Minn. for the first road trip of the season to take on Big Ten opponent Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium on Thursday night. After a promising opening quarter, the Aggies gave up 41 unanswered points and fell to the Golden Gophers, 48-10.

Following the loss, head coach Doug Martin said, “I think our guys got better in some areas but still struggled in others as we lost to a really good football team. I think offensively our quarterback took a step forward but we had 15 dropped passes which is tough to overcome.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Loses 2-1 To Pacific In Home Opener

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team dropped its home-opener to Pacific, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon.

“At the end of the day, if we don’t finish our chances we’re going to be facing the same challenges every time,” said head coach Rob Baarts. “The girls are working hard, they’re starting to get concepts but we’re also getting moments where when we get tired we make monumental mistakes as opposed to mistakes that we can deal with.”

Both teams came out firing with NM State (0-4-0) getting shots from Aileen Galicia in the first and third minutes with both tries missing high while a shot from Pacific’s (1-3-0) Kendall Bietsch was blocked in the fifth minute. Freshman Mia Montano kept the Tigers off the board with a save immediately following the block, also in the fifth minute.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Drops Season Opener 29-7 To Wyoming

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team opened up the 2018 season taking on Wyoming inside Aggie Memorial Stadium on Saturday night. Despite a defense doing all it could to keep the Aggies in the game, offensive woes plagued the team all night with the team falling behind early and never digging out of the hole falling to the Cowboys, 29-7.

Following the disappointing season opener, head coach Doug Martin said, "The defense played outstanding, but just got gassed because they were on the field too much. Our defense did exactly what we asked them to do and at the end, they just finally got worn out. Wyoming is a great football team with a great defense of their own that really challenged us today."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps UT Arlington To Close Out Opening Weekend

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TEMPE, AZ - New Mexico State volleyball closed its run at the Sun Devil Classic at the Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday. The Aggies swept UT Arlington 25-18, 25-14, 25-23 to close its run at the tournament.

"We passed the ball better than we did yesterday, which was a nice sign. We managed the game better too, we made better decisions,' head coach Mike Jordan said. "I think the only bad stretch we had was late in that third set but fortunately we had a solid lead at that point. I saw improvement from yesterday to today. I thought we had a good performance from Savannah Davison, she attacked the ball pretty well. Overall, as a team to have a .324 hitting percentage and to stay low error was a big deal for us"

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NMSU Volleyball Splits A Pair Of Matches At The Sun Devil Classic

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TEMPE, AZ - The New Mexico State volleyball team opened its season at the Wells Fargo Arena when the team took on Pacific as a part of the Sun Devil Classic. The Aggies defeated the Tigers in four sets 25-23, 14-25, 28-26, 25-22 to open their 2018 campaign.

"The first weekend is not pretty when you only have a couple weeks to prepare. You expect a lot of peaks and valleys and we certainly had that today," head coach Mike Jordan said. "I liked the competitiveness we showed at the end of the third set, coming back from a deficit. I think that injected some life into the team. Jordan Pleasants did a good job coming off the bench and helping with that as well. It was a good win against a WCC team and we'll take that any day. We look forward to our next matches."

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NMSU Soccer Drops 3-2 Overtime Decision At Northern Arizona

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FLAGSTAFF, AZ - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team jumped out to an early lead Friday night, but fell in overtime, 3-2, against Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, Ariz.

“Letting a 2-0 lead slip away the way it happened is heartbreaking,” said head coach Rob Baarts. “The team is grinding and trying to fix the issues before we get into conference play. We had some great performances from most of the team.”

Senior defender Samantha Afonso scored the first goal of the game, and her first of the season, when she beat NAU keeper Taryn Benham on a perfectly placed free kick in the 12th minute. Aileen Galicia then pushed the Aggies’ lead to 2-0 in the 17th when she knocked in her second goal of the year.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Athletics Announces Television Distribution Network

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced Wednesday that the Aggies have solidified their TV distribution network, signing deals with FOX Sports Arizona, Altitude, Comcast and local ABC affiliate KVIA.

“Aggie athletics is coming off a historically successful year across the board, especially the sports Aggie Vision produces for television broadcast,” Moccia remarked. “While we must balance the live TV experience with the importance of our fans attending games, having a robust family of broadcast partners is a huge advantage for out of state alumni, prospective student-athlete recruitment and advertising for our corporate partners in addition to football auditioning for a conference as well as a possible bowl game selection.”  Continue Reading This Post >>