NMSU Women's Cross Country Wins WAC Championship, Men Place Third

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State cross country posted impressive performances on Saturday at the NMSU Golf Course when the women's team won the 2017 Western Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship and the men's team finished third.

"This is something that started a few years ago. We've made some progress and this is just a culmination of hard work over those years," said assistant coach Joseph Rath. "When you talk about home field advantage in cross country, we definitely felt that today."  Continue Reading This Post >>

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 10/24/17

bleedCrimson.net: You picked up a good win on Saturday over UTRGV, your thoughts on the match?
Mike Jordan: There was a lot of emotion in that one. Obviously we were looking forward to competing and then a few points into the first set and Hannah Combs goes down with a dislocated knee and that changes things dynamically for us. We went from, "Hey, let's get after it and compete, we think we're gonna win," kind of attitude to, "Okay, now how do we piece this together in her absence, already being shorthanded." I know some of our players were really upset about Hannah getting hurt and felt terribly for her and the impact that can have on you when you see one of your teammates go down like that. You have to manage that as a team. I was pretty happy with our response. We didn't play all that well for a little while but we kept ourselves in the game and managed to go on a couple of point runs in the first set and snuck away with a 'W' in game one and I think that helped quite a bit. Game two we made a lot of errors, we didn't get some production out of a couple of people that we needed to get so when we dropped that set we decided to make a couple of changes, not only to the lineup but to what we were doing. The players did a good job. They came together, executed better and it was a good win.

bc.net: As a coach, how do you focus your team after something like that. It's something that you've had to deal with several times througout the past 10 years or so. You had Stephanie Ziegler go down at the beginning of a match at the beginning of a season, you had Krista Altermatt went down in the fifth set of a WAC title match against Hawai'i. Unfortunately, you've had experience with this type of thing. How do you deal with that with the team?
MJ: Well in the moment it's really just about getting them to understand that injuries are a part of the game and they'll be back eventually and they'll be okay and they're going to get taken care of and now we've gotta push the restart button and get going again. Easier said than done. You really rely maybe on the adrenaline and the competitiveness of your team. They're the ones that really have to help each other and find ways to compensate for the loss of a teammate. I think the players have done a good job of that in the past. It's certainly no fun. You start to feel a little bit paranoid or snakebit sometimes when you have things like this happening to the team. You get in there and again, it's a opportunity for somebody to step up and do a little bit more to help their team win.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Womens Golf Finishes In Seventh At Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State women's golf team completed the three-day, 54-hole Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown on Tuesday. After firing 288-290-301—879 (+15) the Aggies finished in seventh place out of 16 teams.

Dominique Galloway led the charge for NM State with rounds of 70-69-76 to finish at 215 (-1) to tie for 13th on the individual leaderboard. Maria Prado followed closely behind at one-over, 217, to tie for 20th. Prado also led the Aggies with 10 birdies at tournament's end and Galloway added nine of her own.

Kennedie Montoya fired 74-75-74—223 (+7) to finish in a tie for 43rd. Pun Chanachai shot a 73-77-75—225 (+9) which placed the Aggie in a tie for 54th. Freshman Tiegan Taylor rounded out the Aggie lineup with a 75-76-87—238 (+22) to tie for 89th.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Brommer Named WAC Diver Of The Week For Second Consecutive Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State diver Raina Brommer earned Diver of the Week honors for a second consecutive week, the Western Athletic Conference announced on Tuesday.

Brommer continues to set the bar high for the Aggies' diving program. During week two of competition against Wyoming, she finished the three-meter diving event in second-place with a final score of 280.30. Brommer also participated in the one-meter diving category in which she tallied a score of 242.55 to finish third.

New Mexico State will be back in action at the Swimming and Diving Complex on Friday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. (MT) as it hosts its Alumni Meet.

NMSU Soccer Falls To UMKC 1-0

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's soccer team battled hard, but fell shy of the win as it was dealt a 1-0 loss by UMKC on Sunday afternoon at the Soccer Athletic Complex.

It was a battle of the offenses as New Mexico State (9-8-2, 3-2-1) was outshot by UMKC (11-6-1, 6-0-0) 14-6 in the first half of the match. At 33:26, the Aggies trailed the Roos, 1-0, when UMKC's Hayden Burnett made a corner kick and Lexi Howard capitalized with a header to get the ball around NM State's goalkeeper Dmitri Fong. In the 44th minute of action, Kelly Burton had a shot-on-goal, but the ball hit the crossbar. Seconds later, Rebecca Mazzie attempted a shot at the goal, but her shot was high.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Downs UTRGV 3-1

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball took down UT Rio Grande Valley in four sets on Saturday for the Aggies 11th-straight win at the Pan American Center. NM State defeated the Vaqueros 29-27, 20-25, 25-15, 25-20, to move into a tie for first place in the Western Athletic Conference.

"We changed the lineup a lot. I thought the players off the bench did a really good job for us, especially with getting kills and blocks," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We did a good job hanging in there and finding ways to win. I'm proud of the effort. We've put ourselves in a position now where we we're tied for first and we partially control our own destiny."

How It Happened  Continue Reading This Post >>

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 10/17/17

bleedCrimson.net: Three matches in five days for a shorthanded team and you came out with three wins. Your thoughts?
Mike Jordan: Obviously being at home is a great thing. We were able to get some great practice time in during the week and we knew we had a couple of big opportunities in front of us. Obviously Thursday against Bakersfield and the rivalry match on Monday night, we were looking forward to those two matches in particular.

bc.net: Obviously playing without two of your key players, Jordan Abalos and Brielle Sterns, in the Bakersfield match, were you surprised with the way you were able to win?
MJ: I don't know that surprised is the right word. I didn't think Bakersfield played very well. They struggled handling the ball. If you're out of system a lot against us, you're going to lose. One of the things we do exceptionally well is convert mediocre to bad swings into really good swings of our own. You're back on your heels immediately if you don't come out and give us something with heat on your first attempt. We were able to capitalize on that. I thought we did a really good job defensively of digging the ball and we just got on a roll and Bakersfield seemed to struggle to find a way back in it.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Raina Brommer Named WAC Women's Diver Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State’s Raina Brommer has been named Western Athletic Conference Women’s Diver of the Week for Oct. 10-16.

Brommer, a junior from Riverside, Calif., helped her team come out victorious in its season-opening meet with a 171-127 win over Northern Colorado. She contributed a first place finish in the three-meter diving event with a score of 291.70. This mark qualified her for the NCAA Division I Zone Diving Meet. Brommer also finished just behind two of her teammates in the one-meter diving event placing third with a score of 250.45.

NMSU Men's Golf Takes Second Place At Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s golf team completed the three-round Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate at the NMSU Golf Course on Tuesday. After 54 holes of play, the Aggies finished in second place with a team score of 848 (-4).

Team play was led by Michael McGilton who finished in third on the individual leaderboard after firing a 68-69-68—205 (-8). McGilton led NM State and finished second in the field with 13 birdies. Tadhg Campbell tied for seventh with scores of 67-72-74—213 (E).

Isaac Merry posted a 71-72-74—217 (+4) which placed the Aggie in a tie for 19th. Freshman Taylor Stote had his best personal round on day three of 71 to bring his total to 220 (+7) and finish tied for 33rd. Jack Snyder rounded out the NM State starters with scores of 74-69-78—221 (+8) to tie for 38th.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Rival New Mexico

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team defeated Battle of I-25 rival New Mexico on Monday night. The Aggies swept the Lobos 25-18, 25-16, 28-26 for their 10th-straight win at the Pan American Center.

"It's always great to get a rivalry win. We still want to get a little more offense out of a couple of spots, but I liked what we did tonight," head coach Mike Jordan said. "Everyone was scoring points, whether it was from a kill or a block, and that's what we needed this team to do."

How It Happened

NM State (14-7) started the match by taking a three-point lead, forcing UNM (11-10) to take a timeout. The Aggies went point-for-point with the Lobos but New Mexico chipped away at the New Mexico State advantage and took an 11-10 lead. The Aggie squad fought back and reclaimed the advantage late before closing out the set by scoring the final three points.  Continue Reading This Post >>