Aggies Fall To Georgia Southern 36-28

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team fell to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the Sun Belt Conference, Saturday, Oct. 4, after losing 36-28 to conference opponent Georgia Southern at Aggie Memorial Stadium in the Tough Enough to Wear Pink game.

Tyler Rogers recorded 329 yards through the air on 34-of-48 passing with three interceptions. Rogers also had a productive night on the ground, going for 49 yards on ten attempts. Brandon Betancourt led the Aggies with 65 yards on the ground on 11 carries, recording two touchdowns.

Larry Rose III and Xavier Hall had a combine 65 yards rushing and a touchdown each. Teldrick Morgan led all receivers with 100 yards on ten catches. Joshua Bowen added 92-yards and Jerrel Brown had 73-yards as well.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Falls 4-2 At UMKC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

KANSAS CITY, MO - Katie Smith and Darien Faulkner each found the back of the net, but New Mexico State didn’t have an answer for the Kansas City offense and dropped a 4-2 decision Friday evening in Western Athletic Conference action at Durwood Stadium.

It didn’t take long for UNKC to find pay dirt. At 2:31 in the first period Hannah Chadick scored to put the ‘Roos up 1-0.

The Aggies responded at 21:04 when Alexys Brownwell passed it to Smith who launched a shot from 40 yards out to tie it at 1-all.

However, less than a minute later Alyssa Elver scored and UMKC (5-3-2, 1-0 WAC) reclaimed a one-goal lead. At 42:12 Whitney Lucas added a goal and the ‘Roos entered halftime with a 3-1 advantage.
Faulker scored at 59:05 when Layla Todd found her on a one-touch pass and buried it home in front of the goalkeeper.

Four minutes later Lucas added her second goal of the game to put the match out of reach.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Rallies Past Utah Valley

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - For the second time in as many matches the New Mexico State volleyball team defeated a Western Athletic Conference foe in thrilling five-set fashion as the Aggies outlasted Utah Valley 25-19, 25-27, 16-25, 25-15, 15-11 on Thursday night.

As on Saturday versus Bakersfield in Las Cruces, NM State came back from a two sets to one deficit to keep its conference-games winning streak alive. The streak now stands at 11-consecutive WAC wins dating back to last season.

The Aggies are now 9-5 overall and 3-0 in the WAC and are on a six-match winning streak, including four-straight wins on the road. The Wolverines fall to 6-10 and .500 at 1-1 in WAC play.

Junior Bradley Nash led the way for NM State with her third double-double of the season after marking a season-high 15 kills and adding 12 digs.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Twelve Aggie Softball Players Earn NFCA Scholar Athlete Honors

Aggie softball players Haley Ann Nakamura, Morgan Lambert, Nicole Diaz, Devon Thomey, Misty Hoohuli, Tatum Reedy, Karysta Donisthorpe, Savannah Washington, Brennalyn Nakamura, Taylor Lewallen, Kristi Covarrubia and Chelsea Dohrwardt all earned 2014 NFCA Scholar Athlete honors for the 2013-14 academic year.

To receive the NFCA honor, the student-athlete must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Camille Orito Named WAC Golfer Of The Month

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced on Wednesday, Oct. 1, the WAC Golfers of the Month with sophomore Camille Orito earning the honor for the month of September.

Orito, a sophomore from Fresno, Calif. (Clovis West HS), competed in two tournaments during the month, finishing in the top-10 in both. She opened September winning the Hobble Creek Fall Classic in Springville, Utah with a 1-over par 143 (70-73). Orito helped the Aggies to a first place finish in the 12-team field that included three other WAC schools.

“She played really solid at BYU and she has just been hitting her tee shots and iron shots really well on a consistent basis,” said head coach Jackie Booth. “We are really working on her putting for the upcoming tournament that we are hosting next week. She had a hole-in-one on No. 6 here at NMSU and she had a bogey free round during qualifying recently.”  Continue Reading This Post >> Weekly Coach Martin Interview :: 09/30/14 It looked like your team wasn’t intimidated by the atmosphere at LSU and being able to force four turnovers in the first quarter against a Top 25 team has to be something that you’re proud of.
Doug Martin: Yeah, you know defensively we’ve been able to cause turnovers all year long. The frustrating thing right now is getting us to play four quarters of defense. As you mentioned, the first quarter, four turnovers and I think we held them to 23 yards of offense. But we didn’t sustain it. Obviously offensively we need to take advantage of those turnovers too. It was a learning experience for our young players to go down there and play in an atmosphere like that and get that experience and help us down the road. What was your overall assessment of the team’s offense. For a lot of the game it tough going but you had a couple decent drives and the touchdown run by Andrew Allen was a highlight. You finished the night doing better on offense than Sam Houston State and UL Monroe, something we talked about last week in terms of measuring yourselves against similar type teams.
DM: Right, we competed well at times. I thought we got a little bit overwhelmed by their defense up front. Their defensive line was tough for us to block with the exception of Ume, our center, who really had a good night, blocked really well. We struggled with that. The discouraging thing is still the turnovers. We’ve got to find a way to limit the turnovers and that wasn’t LSU, that was just us making mistakes. If we can limit that, we can be a good offensive team.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Liam Goldberg, Ashvarya Shrivastava Named WAC Tennis Players Of The Month

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State’s Liam Goldberg and teammate Ashvarya Shrivastava have been named the Western Athletic Conference men’s and women’s Tennis Athletes of the Month, respectively, for the month of September.

Goldberg, a junior from Melbourne, Australia (Lake Erie College), went undefeated during the Aggie Invitational in both singles and doubles play. The Aggie junior took the White Flight title after defeating three-consecutive opponents, all in straight sets. Goldberg also went 3-0 in doubles matches along with partner and fellow Australian Thomas Douglas. The New Mexico State duo had three tough matches, but came out on top in all three to be named co-champions of the doubles Crimson Flight after another Aggie team also reached the final.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. No. 17/18 LSU Game Photos

NM State Football Falls 63-7 At No. 17/18 LSU

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BATON ROUGE, LA - The New Mexico State football team had four takeaways in the first half, but No. 17/18 LSU overcame the turnovers and defeated the Aggies 63-7 in front of 101,987 fans in Tiger Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 27. NM State falls to 2-3 on the year and the Tigers move to 4-1 overall.

Sophomore defensive back Kawe Johnson led the Aggies defense with 12 tackles, three of them solo, to go along with two forced fumbles and an interception. It was the second straight game that Johnson has tallied at least 12 tackles and the third time this season that he has posted double-digit tackles. Senior defensive back Winston Rose pulled in his second interception of the year. LSU came into the game with four turnovers on the season and the Aggie defense doubled that, grabbing two interceptions and picking up two fumbles.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Soccer Drops WAC Opener At UTPA 3-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EDINBURG, TX - Katie Smith scored the first goal of the match, however, New Mexico State couldn’t halt a late Texas-Pan American offensive surge and dropped a 3-1 decision Saturday evening.

At 48:15 in the second half Smith scored off a rebound and fired it in the back of the net to give the Aggies a 1-0 lead.

However, the lead was brief. Hanna Spets scored two goals in the second period to lift the Broncs (7-1-3, 1-0-0 WAC).

“We made a couple mistakes and they capitalized,” NM State head coach Freddy Delgado said. “We were able to score the first goal, but we weren’t able to execute on offense.”

A key reason why the Aggies couldn’t sustain its offense was the field conditions. The game was delayed 30 minutes due to poor field conditions and standing water.  Continue Reading This Post >>