bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Martin Interview :: 10/14/14

bleedCrimson.net: A disappointing loss at Troy on Saturday. The had a few miscues that really cost them in the game.
Doug Martin: Yeah, the turnovers are still just killing us offensively. It’s taking points off the board and it’s giving the other team points and putting our defense in bad positions. Defensively we only gave up ten points in the first half and the game gets out of hand because we can’t take care of it well enough. The positive side is our defense continues to cause turnovers. They caused two more Saturday. It’s just a matter of us, whether it’s personnel or scheme or whatever it is, we’ve just got to take care of the ball better.

bc.net: The three plays that were the biggest in the game, the kickoff return after you’d scored the touchdown, the holding penalty the took a first down off the board right before Tyler’s interception and then the intentional grounding penalty that came right before the sack and fumble.
DM: Yeah, I think you’re right. Those plays were huge. The kickoff return, we had just scored and made it a one score game, then to give that up was just inexcusable. The holding penalty, we probably would have been at about the ten yard line getting ready to score if not for the holding penalty. That was big too. That’s part of the game. You’ve just got to overcome those things.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jennae Cambra Named WAC Soccer Offensive Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State senior forward Jennae Cambra has been named Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 6 through Oct. 12. It’s the second time this year she’s earned the award.

“Jennae definitely deserves the recognition and has had a great season,” NM state head coach Freddy Delgado said. “This is a credit to our entire team and it’s great for the Aggie soccer program.”

Cambra, a senior from Morgan Hills, Calif. (Sobrato HS) led the Aggies to a weekend split with Missouri-Kansas City and Chicago State. Against UMKC, she scored the team’s only goal in a 2-1 loss. In Sunday’s 4-1 win over CSU, Cambra scored the first goal and assisted on the second to total five points for the weekend.

NM State returns to action Friday at 3 p.m. and play host to Seattle U.

Aggie Soccer Defeats Chicago State 3-1

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Prior to the start of the season NM State head soccer coach Freddy Delgado said senior leadership was going to be key if the Aggies were to be successful in Western Athletic Conference play.

Sunday afternoon seniors Jennae Cambra and Layla Todd lived up to Delgado’s expectations and each scored goals in the first period en route to a 4-1 win over Chicago State.

“One of the most dynamic duos in the conference,” Delgado said. “Jennae has been the one getting a lot of the goals this year, but Layla has been working extremely hard. Teams have focused on her and left Jennae open. Today, they focused on Jennae and allowed Layla some opportunities.”

NM State struck at 3:05 in the first stanza when sophomore Gabby Campbell found Cambra in front Cougar box and she drilled it past the goalkeeper to give the Aggies an early lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Football Falls At Troy 41-24

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team lost 41-24 to Troy in Sun Belt Conference action, Saturday, Oct. 11 in Troy, Ala., falling 2-5 on the year and 1-3 in league play. The Troy Trojans are now 1-5 overall and 1-1 in SBC action.

NM State’s first score of the game came off a 53-yard run by freshman running back Larry Rose III. The run was the longest of Rose’s career. Maxwell Johnson would give the Aggies their second score of the day on a 24-yard field goal to put the Aggies within 10, at 20-10.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Falls To UMKC 2-1

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Senior Jennae Cambra scored her team-leading ninth goal of the season, but the Aggie offense struggled to gain traction in the second period and dropped a 2-1 decision to Kansas City Friday afternoon in its Western Athletic Conference home opener.

It didn’t take long for Cambra, who sits atop the NM State record books in goals with 17, to find the back of the net.

At 4:19 in the first period Cambra shrugged off a UMKC defender and raced down the left side and drilled a shot into the goal to give the Aggies a 1-0 lead. It was the fastest goal scored by the Aggies this season.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: NM State Sports Weekly :: 10/10/14

Aggie Volleyball Sweeps UT Pan American

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team made it 11-consecutive Western Athletic Conference wins inside the Pan American Center after defeating Texas-Pan American in straight sets on Thursday night, 25-21, 25-16, 25-23.

The Aggies earn their 10th win of the season (10-6) and improve to 4-1 in WAC play while the Broncs fall to 4-15 and 1-4 in the conference.

NM State once again showed why they lead the WAC in opponent’s hitting percentage and are 17th in the nation in the category, holding UTPA to a .136 percentage while hitting at a .276 rate itself.  Continue Reading This Post >>

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Podcast :: 10/09/14

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Jordan Interview :: 10/08/14

bleedCrimson.net: You opened up conference play two weeks ago with a sweep, then you won two five set matches where you had to come from behind at 2-1, then you went up to Seattle, fell behind 2-1 but weren’t able to rally this time and the third set you lost 29-27 and if you win that set, it’s probably an entirely different match.
Mike Jordan: It’s frustrating when you’ve got a 24-20 lead and a good rotation to side out in and you don’t get it done. We missed a couple of defensive assignments. We just didn’t play assertively enough or aggressively enough. Part of that is youth, part of that is getting the ball to our experienced players. You’ve just got to make the right plays at crunch time and Seattle, you give them credit, they stayed aggressive. They were taking big swings when they needed to and we played patty-cake with a couple balls we should have hit. We missed those defensive assignments and it cost us. The fourth set, it was 20-all and the referee blows a call, it cost us a point and it shifts momentum but you still have a lot of time as a team to recover and make plays and we just didn’t do that. Again, we got a few good opportunities and we tipped balls we should have hit. We walked out after a timeout after being told to take aggressive swings and we tipped the next ball. I think we got what we deserved in that match. But hopefully we’ll learn from it and if we don’t you’re not paying attention. I’ve seen a lot of good things. I think when we’re playing well, which certainly isn’t consistently enough, but when we are playing well, it’s the best volleyball in the conference. We can beat anybody and unfortunately we just have to develop that consistency. We haven’t done that yet and that’s the goal right now is to put it together, play well in long stretches, miss fewer assignments, make the right decisions at crunch time and become the team we’re capable of becoming. It’s harder this year because we are young. We’re probably the youngest team in the conference. We’re in a 6-2 and we’ve got a rotation of 10 or 11 player we use on a consistent basis, really 12, and five or six of them can be freshmen. I’ve looked out on the floor quite a few times in the last few weeks and seen four freshmen on the floor at the same time. It’s not an overnight fix. It’s going to take us a little while but as long as we keep working and paying attention, we’ll get there.  Continue Reading This Post >>

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Martin Interview :: 10/07/14

bleedCrimson.net: Obviously not the result you were hoping for against Georgia Southern, you did a lot of good things in the game but the turnovers continue to be an issue for the team.
Doug Martin: Yeah they really do. We won every statistical area in the game. Total yards, third downs, first downs, everything except the turnovers and that’s a shame because right now our defense has more takeaways than any defense in the Sun Belt Conference. We have 13. But we have 16 turnovers. Until our offensive kids buy into taking care of the football, we’re going to struggle.

bc.net: You mentioned winning all of the statistical battles except for the turnovers and obviously the score but your team overall seems to be improving from week to week and at the very least that has to be very encouraging for you.
DM: Well it it and it’s frustrating at the same time. We’re right there on the edge of breaking through and we’ve got to find a way to kick the door in and start winning games because you’re right, we have improved on both sides of the ball. We’re really balanced on offense, we’re running the ball well, we’re throwing it well at times. We just need to break through and get some wins.  Continue Reading This Post >>