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NMSU Swimming And Diving In Third At WAC Championship Meet After Day Three

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

HOUSTON, TX - The New Mexico State swimming and diving team sits three points out of second place after day three of the Western Athletic Conference Championships in Houston. Northern Arizona is in first place with 432.5 points with California Baptist in second at 379  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Tennis Falls At No. 18 Texas Tech

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LUBBOCK, TX - Facing off against a nationally ranked team for the first time in 2020, the NM State men's tennis team dropped a 4-0 decision at 18th-ranked Texas Tech Friday morning at the McLeod Tennis Center.

DOUBLES
• The Red Raiders struck first when Martin Simecek and Luis Flores dropped a 6-2 decision in flight two, but NM State battled back to tie things up. \
• Nicolas Buitrago and Jordy Visser claimed a 6-4 triumph against the duo of Jackson Cobb and Isaac Arevalo to even the doubles portion at one each, but Texas Tech had the last laugh. Bjorn Thomson and Ilgiz Vailev locked up the doubles point for the home team with a 6-4 win against Timothee Curnier and Sebastian Herrera on line three.

SINGLES
• The 18th-ranked team in the nation completed the sweep by winning three singles matches in quick succession.   Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Drops Two Games At Boyd Gaming Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State softball team dropped its first two games at the Boyd Gaming Classic 9-1 to Houston in five innings and 3-0 to host UNLV on Friday.

GAME ONE
Jeanelle Medina opened the game with a leadoff walk but the Aggies (9-5, 0-0 WAC) were unable to put together any more offense in the first frame. Then, Houston (14-4, 0-0 AAC) scored a run in the bottom half on a wild pitch before a three-run home run made it 4-0 Cougars.

Sophomore Casie Roberto hit her fourth home run of the season in the top half of the second inning but that was the last time the Aggies would score. Houston would add two runs each in the third and fourth inning before scoring one more in the bottom of the fifth for a 9-1 final.

Rachel Hertenberger continued her strong start to the season for the cougars with 5.0 innings allowing just one run.

GAME TWO  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Dominates GCU To Notch 17th Straight Win

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - They say it's not how you start, but how you finish.

"They" didn't catch the Aggies in action Thursday night at the GCU Arena.

In what was perhaps their best start to a game this season, the Aggies came out firing and hit Grand Canyon with a 10-0 run to start the game and by hammering the Lopes both on the glass and on the scoreboard exited GCU Arena with a 67-53 victory.

The Lopes never led and though they managed to whittle the Aggies' lead down to three points on one occasion that was as close as they could get.

FIRST HALF
• Intent on shutting down whatever advantage the Lopes crowd could give, the Aggies wasted no time in landing their first haymaker of the night. Fueled by the speed of Evan Gilyard II who scored the first six of the game, NM State put in the game's first 10 points over a span of 3:45.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Picks Up Critical WAC Win Over GCU

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Adrianna Henderson led four Aggies in double figures with a career-high 15 points and the New Mexico State women’s basketball team defeated league-leading GCU 69-58 at the Pan American Center on Thursday night.

The first quarter was back-and-forth with neither the Aggies (10-17, 7-7 WAC) nor the Lopes (15-10, 10-4) gaining a clear advantage. Behind 7-16 shooting from the floor, NM State led 16-15 after one quarter of play. Aaliyah Prince scored six points in the quarter.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Agrees To Road Game At Fresno State In 2024

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State and Fresno State have agreed to an additional game scheduled for 2024, the schools announced in a joint release Thursday.

The Aggies and Bulldogs will play on Oct. 5, 2024, at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, Calif.

NM State is 1-18-0 all-time against the Bulldogs. The two programs most recently squared off in 2019, when the Aggies hosted Fresno State inside Aggie Memorial Stadium.

The current home-and-home series continues next season, as NM State heads to Fresno State for an Oct. 24, 2020, showdown. The Aggies last took a road trip to Fresno, Calif., during the 2010 campaign.

NMSU Baseball Falls At No. 8 Arizona State In Extra Innings

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TEMPE, AZ - The Aggies took the nationally ranked Sun Devils to the wire, but could not complete the upset Tuesday night under the lights at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

NM State (8-1) lost, 6-5, in extras, stringing together rallies in the top of the eighth and ninth innings before #8 Arizona State (6-3) won the ballgame on a walk-off walk with the bases loaded in the bottom of the tenth.

HOW IT HAPPENED
NM State took the bullpen route right out of the gate Tuesday. Redshirt junior lefty Frank Dickson Jr. made the start in the midweek contest before giving way to four Aggie relievers,

Dickson Jr. tossed the game's first two frames, limiting the nationally ranked Sun Devils to one run on two hits while striking out one. Seniors Alex Pinedo and Aldo Fernandez followed and were flat-out dominant.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Nick Gonzales Named WAC Baseball Hitter Of The Week For Second Consecutive Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Nick Gonzales has been named TicketSmarter Western Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for Feb. 17 – Feb. 23.

Gonzales, a junior infielder from Vail, Ariz., wins the honor for the second time in as many weeks after hitting .563 with a 1.313 slugging percentage in a four-game sweep of Iona. With pitchers around the country aware of his dangerous bat, the Gaels’ pitchers didn’t give him a lot to hit over the first three games, walking him four times but still allowing him to score four runs and drive in a pair. The first-round prospect was given plenty in Sunday’s finale and he took advantage, hitting for the cycle with an additional home run, five runs scored and seven RBIs in an 18-4 win. Holding a 74-game on-base streak dating back to the 2018 season, he is hitting .567 on the season with seven home runs, 26 RBIs and a 1.433 slugging percentage.

Gonzales Hits For Cycle, NMSU Baseball Sweeps Iona

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - It's Nick Gonzales' world; we just live in it.

The junior infielder wowed yet again, hitting for the cycle, socking two home runs and carrying the Aggies to an 18-4 series-sweeping win over Iona Sunday afternoon at Presley Askew Field.

NM State and first-year head coach Mike Kirby are now a perfect 8-0 through their first two four-game sets of the year. The squad is one win shy of matching the best season-opening start (9-0) in program history, which most recently came in 2011.

HOW IT HAPPENED
The Aggies scored early and often. It was none other than Gonzales who delivered the first blow.

He clobbered a 2-1 pitch over the left field wall in his opening at-bat, putting the Aggies ahead, 2-0, in the bottom half of the first.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At UTRGV

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EDINBURG, TX - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team dropped a 74-63 Western Athletic Conference matchup at UT Rio Grande Valley on Saturday afternoon. UTRGV shot 49.1 percent from the floor.

Frehsman Soufia Inoussa scored a career-high 16 points on 3-4 shooting from three.

The first quarter went back-and-forth with the two teams tied 8-8 at the 4:57 mark, However, the Aggies (9-17, 6-7 WAC) struggled down the stretch and trailed 21-14 at the end of one. UT Rio Grande Valley (11-15, 6-7) hit four three-pointers in the quarter.

After the Vaqueros stretched their lead to 26-14, NM state battled back to make it a six-point game, 26-20, with 5:22 to go in the first half. However, UTRGV closed the half strong and led 36-36 at the half.  Continue Reading This Post >>