Aggie Soccer Shut Out At Seattle, 3-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - It was a tale of two halves for the New Mexico State women’s soccer team on Sunday at Championship Field against Seattle U as the Aggies fell to the Redhawks, 3-0, despite a solid performance in the second half.

“The thing was we played well in the first half,” said head coach Freddy Delgado. “Of the three goals they had, two were deflections and one was a penalty where we made a mistake.”

The Redhawks got on the board first when Karli White booted a penalty shot past Rian Nials in the 10th minute.

Rebecca Mazzie had a great look on goal at the 24:28 mark, but her strike was saved by SU’s Brianna Smallidge to keep NM State (3-12-0, 2-3-0 WAC) off the board. Shortly after, Seattle U’s Karli White netted her second goal of the day with 25:23 on the clock.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Defeats Bakersfield 3-1, Improves To 5-0 In WAC Play

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - New Mexico State kept its hold on the Western Athletic Conference lead with a 3-1 win over CSU Bakersfield Saturday afternoon at the Icardo Center.

NM State ran its record to 15-5, 5-0 in the WAC with the 25-23, 25-13, 16-25, 25-18 victory over the ’Runners (5-12, 3-2) as the Aggies collected their sixth straight win.

“It’s a tough place to play,” said NM State head coach Mike Jordan. “Bakersfield has a good team, they’ve been playing well and they’re good offensively. They served it pretty tough. For us to go on the road, get a win and hit over .400 is a lot to be happy about.”

The Aggies hit an outstanding .418 as a team, with five players notching 10 kills apiece. CSUB hit .260 for the match.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall To No. 13 Ole Miss 52-3

OXFORD, MS - The NM State football team collected three turnovers compared to Ole Miss’ two as the Aggies fell 52-3 to the No. 13 Rebels on Saturday afternoon in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

The Aggies (0-5) had two fumble recoveries on Ole Miss (5-1) punt returns. In the second quarter, a Rebel touched the ball following a NM State punt, and long snapper Andrew Kenney grabbed his first career fumble recovery. On an Ole Miss punt return in the third quarter, Carlos Davis fumbled the ball and Jacob Nwangwa recovered for the Aggies.

Terrill Hanks also grabbed his second career interception in the second quarter as he stepped in front of Chad Kelly’s pass. Hanks returned the ball seven yards to the NM State 26 for the visiting team.

Xavier Hall led the Aggie rushing efforts as he gained 31 yards on nine carries. Teldrick Morgan led the receiving corps with 33 yards on five catches.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Wins Fifth Straight With 3-1 Victory At GCU

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - New Mexico State ran its winning streak to five straight in beating Grand Canyon 3-1 in Western Athletic Conference action Thursday night at GCU’s Antelope Gymnasium.

NM State (14-5, 4-0) remained unbeaten in WAC play, downing GCU (2-14, 0-4) 25-22, 25-22, 17-25, 25-19, but Aggie head coach Mike Jordan didn’t think his team played all that well.

“We were not very good especially in the second and third sets,” said Jordan. “We were very high in errors, which is something that we have not been much this year. Our attack choices left a lot to be desired, but other than that we did some solid things. Fortunately we rebounded and played a very good fourth set.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

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Jereme Santistevan Named WAC Men's Cross Country Runner Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State's Jereme Santistevan has been named Western Athletic Conference Men's Runner of the Week for Sept. 28-Oct. 4.

Santistevan ran the 8k in 24:59.4 and placed 25th in the field that included host Kansas, No. 22 Iowa State, and Nebraska. The sophomore from Pojoaque, N.M. is the top runner for the Aggies who are currently 15th in the Mountain Region by the USTFCCCA. Santistevan has been NM State's top finisher consistently in every meet this season. Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 10/05/15 Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 10/05/15 You picked up three wins last week, two of the in conference. What did you see from your team in those two conference matches that you liked?
Mike Jordan: I think the fact that we got a win over a very good UMKC team is a good thing. I wasn’t happy necessarily with the way we started the match. I thought we were not ready to dig balls and play ‘D’ and it cost us a lot of points. We got out-served and passed pretty much the whole set and didn’t look very good in set one. You can’t just drop sets like that to good teams. That’ll come back and haunt you. I just want us to be a little more prepared. We changed that around a little bit in set two. Offensively we were solid, we weren’t great but we were low error and hit for a great percentage. They really didn’t have an answer for us. After set one it was all us. It was nice to see us dominate at home like that. If there has been one thing with this year’s team it’s been occasionally having slow starts. You talked about the defense against UMKC in that first set. Has there been a common thread or a common theme to the slow starts?
MJ: I think defense is part of it. We’re typically a pretty good digging team but it seems like in first sets we haven’t been. We’ve gotten off to slow starts. We’ve let a lot of balls get to the floor without making defensive effort for them. You’ve got to make teams work to get kills. I don’t think we’d done that too much. We didn’t do it against UNM, we didn’t do it against UMKC in the first set. After that we were fine. Who knows what it is. Sometimes players have a tendency to try to feel the other team out a little bit and maybe we’re trying to do that too long, maybe I’ve got the wrong starters on the floor or maybe I need to look at a lineup. In both instances we made changes after set one and responded well. I’m glad we do that but if you’re capable of dominating a team, do it in three, don’t drop a set and do it in four.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Defeats UMKC 3-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State started slowly, but came on strong at the end as the Aggies beat Missouri-Kansas City 3-1 on Saturday to remain unbeaten in Western Athletic Conference play.

NM State (13-5, 3-0) handed UMKC (9-5, 2-2) the loss 17-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-17 at the Pan American Center in front of 1,233 fans. The Aggies are alone in the lead of the WAC.

“UMKC is a very good team, I think they’re a little banged up right now,” said NM State Head Coach Mike Jordan. “We got off to a slow start, but we changed a little bit and started doing what we’re capable of doing.”

The Aggies got 16 kills from senior All-American candidate Gwen Murphy of Elfrida, Ariz./Valley Union. Murphy also hit .600 for the match and tallied six total blocks.

“She’s a great player, she’s versatile, and the setters did a pretty good job of finding her and getting her when we needed to,” said Jordan.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall To New Mexico 38-29

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Larry Rose III had a career-high 260 rushing yards as the NM State football team fell 38-29 to Rio Grande rival New Mexico at University Stadium on Saturday night.

Rose III used 21 carries to garner 260 of the Aggies’ (0-4) 303 rushing yards. He had a long rush of 67 yards and averaged 12.4 yards per carry. Additionally, the sophomore scored a career-high three touchdowns.

Tyler Rogers chipped in 41 rushing yards on 11 carries. Rogers also completed 12 of his 24 pass attempts for 108 yards. Tyrian Taylor caught three of these throws for 44 yards.

Derek Ibekwe led the NM State defensive efforts with 13 tackles, which included 10 unassisted tackles. He also racked up two tackles for loss. Terrill Hanks collected nine tackles with one tackle for loss and his first career interception.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Falls To Bakersfield 2-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Aggies attacked the CSU Bakersfield goal relentlessly Friday afternoon, but only netted one score in falling to the Roadrunners 2-1 in Western Athletic Conference action at the NM State Soccer Athletic Complex.

The Aggies (2-9-0, 1-1-0) outshot the Runners (3-6-2, 1-0-1) 22-19 for the day, equaling season highs with those attempts and the 10 shots on goal.

"We created a lot of opportunities, but we're falling one step behind on the attacking side," said NM State Head Coach Freddy Delgado. "Honestly, we should have scored six-to-eight goals today. We had four balls that hit the post. Some say it's bad luck, but I think we need to take that extra piece of concentration and finish those goals. We can't give chances like that away."

The Aggies 10 shots on goal don't count the shots that ricocheted off the posts and crossbar.  Continue Reading This Post >>