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 >>

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NMSU Soccer Falls To Albany 3-1

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TUCSON, AZ - The New Mexico State women's soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision against Albany in Tucson, Ariz., Sunday afternoon.

"It was another tough one for us," said head coach Rob Baarts. "We're starting to move the ball well and creating a lot of opportunities but just not scoring. Unfortunately, when that happens the other team goes down and scores."

NM State (0-2-0) had a chance to start the scoring, but a shot from Micaela Milavec in the 24th minute went wide before Albany (2-0-0) was able to get on the board in the 35th when Mariah Williams scored.

The Aggies had a few opportunities to tie it up before halftime, but Kelly Burton's shot in the 39th minute went wide while freshman Sarah Trent's shot was blocked by the Albany defense before it could reach goal in the 41st minute.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Drops Season Opener 1-0 At San Diego State

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SAN DIEGO, CA - The New Mexico State Women’s soccer team battled all night, but gave up a late goal in a 1-0 loss against San Diego State Friday night at the San Diego State Sports Deck.

“We let one slip,” said head coach Rob Baarts. “To be fair, we had a great performance, we battled in the first half and played very well in the second half and just couldn’t get it done.”

The Aztecs (1-0-0), who were the preseason favorites to win the Mountain West Conference, set the tone early and controlled the first 20 minutes of the match, but a red card in the 22nd minute against SDSU’s Chloe Frisch seemed to change the momentum. Immediately following Frisch’s sending off, Aileen Galicia had a chance but her header missed high in the 23rd minute.

NM State (0-1-0) had another chance to take the lead before halftime but Emma Smith’s volley in the 39th minute sailed just over the crossbar.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football To Play At UCLA In 2020

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State and UCLA have signed a deal that’ll see the Aggies take on the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on zero week in 2020 Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced Thursday.

“Playing on zero week is great for exposure and motivates players all summer,” head football coach Doug Martin said. “We look forward to playing against a historic program like UCLA.”

This will be the second meeting between the Aggies and Bruins all-time. The two programs met on the gridiron back in 2013 in Martin’s first year at the helm in Pasadena, Calif., with NM State falling to UCLA.

The 2017 NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl Champion New Mexico State Aggies gear up for the 2018 campaign as it entertains the Wyoming Cowboys at 8 p.m. (MT) on Saturday, Aug. 25, in a nationally televised game on ESPN2.

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NMSU Volleyball Picked To Win WAC In 2018 Preseason Coaches Poll

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DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State volleyball team was voted by the league's head coaches as the favorites to win the Western Athletic Conference, as announced on Tuesday. Additionally, Briana Ainsworth, Tatyana Battle and Megan Hart were named to the Preseason All-WAC Team.

The Aggies earned the WAC regular-season championship for a third-straight seasons while also securing the program's fourth title in the past five years in 2017. The team went 21-8 with a 12-2 record in conference play. NM State also posted a 13-match winning streak at the Pan American Center during the banner season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jan Adds Miller To NMSU Men's Basketball Coaching Staff

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head men’s basketball coach Chris Jans recently tabbed James Miller as his new assistant coach, filling the gap left open when associate head coach Lou Gudino left for Wichita State.

“Coach Miller is a young coach on the rise,” Jans said. “He has a wonderful reputation in college basketball and has been around success his whole career. James’ ability to cultivate relationships while being an excellent teacher of the game is a great combination. We are thrilled he and his family are joining our program.”

Miller comes to Las Cruces after spending the 2017-18 season on the North Texas staff that won the 2018 College Basketball Invitational title while also posting the nation’s fifth-best win-improvement with 12 games. The 20-18 overall record last year was the first 20-win season at UNT since the 2011-12 campaign.  Continue Reading This Post >>