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Savannah Davison Named WAC Offensive Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO – Savannah Davison was named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. This is the first-ever weekly honor for the outside hitter and the second-straight weekly award taken home by a New Mexico State player.

Davison averaged 4.10 points and 3.70 kill when the Aggies went 2-1 at the NM State SpringHIll Suites Invitational last weekend. She tallied 11 kills against both Grambling State and Portland while also hitting .476 against the Tigers. In the tournament finale, Davison finished with 15 kills with a .361 hitting clip to help the Aggies take down Lamar in four sets. She also posted a double-doubles in the matches against the Pilots and Cardinals.

New Mexico State heads to the Wildcat Classic this weekend. The Aggies face Alabama State, Sacramento State and tournament host Arizona from Sept. 20-21.

NMSU Volleyball Bounces Back With Pair Of Victories

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team continued the NM State SpringHill Suites Invitational with a match against Grambling State at the Pan American Center on Saturday. The Aggies defeated the Tigers 25-11, 25-14, 25-18 for the squad’s sixth sweep this season.

“We were able to give a lot of people an opportunity to play today,” head coach Mike Jordan said. “I was pretty happy with our defense but we need to set it better. Hopefully, we can keep improving.”

HOW IT HAPPENED

NM State (7-1) jumped out to a hot start, holding 6-0 advantage over GSU (1-7) in the opening set. The Crimson and White continued to cruise and kill by Julianna Salanoa kept the Aggies ahead 17-5. The Tigers burned a timeout with New Mexico State leading 21-7 but the break did not stop the fiery offense and the NM State squad claimed the first set 25-11.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Football Drops Home Opener 31-10 To San Diego State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Aggie offense, led by the arm of redshirt sophomore quarterback Josh Adkins and the hands of graduate transfer wideout Tony Nicholson, hit its stride in the second half, but it was too little too late.

Plagued by turnovers and silenced by the Aztec defense throughout the first half, NM State finally found its way in third quarter, cutting its deficit to two scores in the frame’s final minute. The Aggies (0-3) would not get any closer, however, falling 31-10 to San Diego State (3-0) Saturday night in the home opener inside Aggie Memorial Stadium.

Adkins, the Aggie signal caller, accompanied his 299 total yards of passing with a 35-yard touchdown toss, linking up with junior wide receiver Robert Downs III in the third quarter. It was Adkins' second of the season and the first touchdown-scoring grab of Downs III's career.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Drops First Match Of The Season In 3-0 Loss To Portland

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team began the NM State SpringHill Suites Invitational with a match against Portland on Friday night. The Aggies dropped their first match of the season, falling to the Pilots 25-19, 25-22, 25-22.

"We passed the ball poorly and did not get enough offensive production out of enough people today," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We made some changes and gave people opportunities but it just didn't go our way tonight."

HOW IT HAPPENED  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Soccer Falls To Rival UTEP 2-1 In 2OT

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team battled for 106 minutes against Battle of I-10 rival UTEP on Thursday at the Soccer Athletic Complex but fell on a golden goal, 2-1, in double overtime.

NM State nearly got on the board in the 5th minute when a streaking Hannah Leitner fired a shot on goal but Emily Parrot made the save. The Aggies continued to attack, registering three more shots in the first 20 minutes before saves by Dmitri Fong in the 13th and 15th minutes. As NM State pushed UTEP’s defense, Alexa Barrera nearly put the Aggies in front in the 20th minute, however, her shot was stopped by a diving Parrot.

Then, New Mexico State’s aggression payed off as they forced a handball in the box in the 20th minute. Shea O’Connor stepped to the spot, froze Parrot and finished left for her third goal of the season and a 1-0 Aggie lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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 >>