bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Martin Interview :: 10/28/14

bleedCrimson.net: How was the bye week for the team?
Doug Martin: It was good. We got kids healthy first of all. All those freshmen playing on defense, their bodies aren’t ready to play a whole season of college football so this break came at a good time for them to get them healthy and revived. We spent a lot of time working with the quarterbacks so hopefully we’ll see a lot of progress there.

bc.net: How was the bye week for the coaching staff? We talked last week about how when you’re coaching a young team there’s a lot more coaching that’s involved than with a veteran team.
DM: It was good for our coaches to get a break too. We practiced Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and we gave players Friday and Saturday off and the coaches took Saturday off ourselves. It helped us catch up on some recruiting things and get away a bit and refresh ourselves too. You need that during this time. College football is a grind, especially when things aren’t going the way you want them to.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Crimson Tops White In Annual Men's Basketball Scrimmage

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - If the annual Crimson and White Scrimmage is any indication of the type of basketball that's going to be played by the Aggies this season, it’s going to be high energy, and extremely fun to watch.

Redshirt freshman Pascal Siakam scored a game-high 18 points, and finished 8-for-11 from the field, as the Crimson dropped the White 59-56 Tuesday evening at the Pan American Center.

NM State head coach Marvin Menzies was pleased with the end product.

“I thought we did okay in some areas and when you’re playing yourself every good thing is a bad thing,” Menzies said following the scrimmage. “I do like the tempo and we have to learn how to play at this speed because they haven’t done it in a while. They’ll continue to adjust to it and it’s a matter of becoming comfortable playing this type of style.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Falls To Bakersfield 4-2

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - Layla Todd and Jennae Cambra each tallied a goal in the first half, however, the Aggies couldn’t overcome Bakersfield’s second-half rally and dropped a 4-2 decision Sunday afternoon in Western Athletic Conference.

It didn’t take long for the Aggies to find pay dirt. At 9:43 in the first half Cambra delivered a perfect pass to Todd, who was standing at the top of the box, and fired a shot past the Bakersfield goalkeeper to give the Aggies a 1-0 lead.

However, less than one minute later Jess Moorehead scored to tie it at 1-1.

At 22:28 Alexys Brownell made a nice one-touch pass to Cambra who easily beat the goalkeeper and NM State went into halftime with a 2-1 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Falls In Five Sets At Grand Canyon

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State volleyball team put itself in a 2-0 hole on Saturday afternoon but rallied to tie the match at two sets apiece versus Grand Canyon. Unfortunately, the Aggies could not finish off the comeback and lost to the ‘Lopes in five sets, 25-22, 25-23, 23-25, 21-25, 15-11.

NM State, which was trying to win its first match of the season after losing the first set, moves to 12-9 overall and 6-3 in Western Athletic Conference play. Grand Canyon picks up its first-ever win versus the Aggies (1-6) to move to 14-9 and 4-6 in the WAC.

Just as the score, the stat sheet shows how evenly the match was played. Both teams finished with 63 kills, the Aggies won the dig battle 99-97 and the assist battle 61-57 while the ‘Lopes outhit NM State .176 to .157.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Holds Off Bakersfield

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - Although at times it seemed in jeopardy in the final set, the New Mexico State volleyball team pulled off a four-set Western Athletic Conference win over Bakersfield, 25-21, 25-19, 18-25, 28-26, on Thursday night.

The Aggies and Roadrunners both came into the match at 5-2 and in a tie for second place in the WAC. With the win NM State, which is 12-8 overall, improves to 6-2 in conference play and not only holds a one-game lead over Bakersfield but also holds the tiebreaker after sweeping both matches this season over the Roadrunners who fall to 9-12 overall.

NM State, the conference leader in opponent’s hitting percentage, held Bakersfield to an overall hitting percentage of .198, including a .051 percentage in the first set and a .000 percentage in set number two. The Aggies also had a season-high 15 team blocks, led by middle blocker Sasha-Lee Thomas who finished with eight total blocks.  Continue Reading This Post >>

AggieVision :: NM State Sports Weekly :: 10/22/14

bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Martin Interview :: 10/21/14

bleedCrimson.net: Your thoughts on the Idaho game?
Doug Martin: Defensively we made progress again. We caused two turnovers again so we still continue to do that, we lead the conference in takeaways which is really positive. The two best things I saw about us defensively, we only gave up nine points in the second half and the touchdown we gave up was after a turnover and they got the ball on the 15 yard line. That’s not bad for your defense being in those situations. The other play I thought we grew up a lot on was the drive Idaho had, it was a 16 play drive that went all the way to the one yard line, 4th and 1 and we stopped them. That was a big character check to me. Most defenses would have rolled over and let them score at that point and our kids fought through it and they gave us a chance to win the football.

Offensively it’s still the same problem. We’re running the ball well and Larry Rose looked great but our quarterback position, Andrew had two turnovers and Tyler had two turnovers, that’s really can sum up our whole season to this point. We’ve just got to find a way to get these guys to take care of the ball.

bc.net: The two turnovers that Andrew had, one was an interception and one was a fumble on the sack. As far as the sacks, you’ve only given up five sacks this season but three of the sacks have resulted in fumbles. What do you feel like is the cause of that?
DM: Well that’s a tough situation that the quarterbacks are in. I really wouldn’t those on the quarterbacks as much as the tackles that gave up the sacks because when you get hit like that you don’t see it coming and the ball is going to be on the ground occasionally. Those were just really three bad plays by our tackles.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Swept By Rival Lobos

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team lost in straight sets to state rival New Mexico on Thursday, 25-22, 25-19, 25-20, inside the Johnson Center on the UNM campus.

A couple of days after hitting at their highest percentage all season versus Chicago State (.398), the Aggies (11-8) were held to their second-lowest percentage of the season after finishing with a .058 hitting percentage. The Lobos (12-9), meanwhile, finished with a .227 percentage.

For the one of the few times all season, NM State was also outblocked in a match after UNM won the blocking game 10.5 to nine.

Freshman Jordan Abalos led the Aggie attack with seven kills while setters Taylor Livoti and Ashlyn Brown both finished with double-digit assists for the second-straight match, Livoti with 17 and Brown with 10.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Football Falls To Vandals 29-17

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MOSCOW, ID - The New Mexico State football team fell 29-17 to Idaho in Sun Belt Conference action Saturday, Oct. 18 in the Kibbie Dome, falling to 2-6 overall and 1-3 in league play. The Vandals picked up their first win of the year and are now 1-6 and 1-4 in SBC play.

Once again turnovers play a role in the outcome of the game for the Aggies with NM State throwing three interceptions and losing one fumble. Freshman quarterback Andrew Allen got his first career start and ended the game going 6-of-11 passing for 88 yards and one interception. Tyler Rogers, who made an appearance late in the game, recorded 3-of-5 passing for 12 yards and two interceptions.

The Vandals recorded two turnovers to the Aggies four. More importantly, Idaho scored 16 points off turnovers, missing a two point conversion on one score. The Aggies scored three points off the Vandal interception.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Equestrian Edges Fresno State 10-8

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State equestrian team edged Fresno State 10-8 Saturday afternoon.

The Aggies improve to 2-2 on the season.

NM State dominated the reining portion of the meet. Hailey Newkirk, Brynn Larson, Marissa Bartmann and Jaimie Story helped lead the Aggies to a 4-1 win. Newkirk and Larson each scored a 70.5 to lead the Aggies.

The Aggies narrowly dodged the Bulldogs in equitation over fences portion of the meet, winning 3-2.

Remington Wilkie, Cori Cromwell and Elizabeth Solomon each picked up wins. Solomon scored a meet-high 84.

The MOP for the equitation on the flat was Solomon and the MOP for the reining was Bartmann.