NMSU Volleyball Drops Five Set Match At CSU Bakersfield

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - The New Mexico State volleyball team faced CSU Bakersfield at the Icardo Center on Saturday. The Aggies fell to the Roadrunners 25-18, 21-25, 12-25, 25-15, 6-15 for their second-straight loss in Western Athletic Conference play.

How it Happened

NM State (10-5, (0-2 WAC) started the match going back-and-forth, but following a three-point rally that started with a kill by Megan Hart, the Aggies led CSUB (8-6, 2-0 WAC) 10-7. With Natalie Mikels serving, New Mexico State expanded their lead to six but the 'Runner did not go away easy and closed in on NM State, turning the lead to just three. Down the stretch, the Aggies had all the momentum, leading 17-10, when CSU Bakersfield called its second timeout. Despite a late four-score run by CSU Bakersfield, New Mexico State remained in control, taking the opening set 25-18.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Drops WAC Opener At Cal Baptist

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RIVERSIDE, CA - The New Mexico State volleyball team opened Western Athletic Conference play with a five-set thriller against California Baptist at the Van Dyne Gym on Thursday night. The Aggies fell to the Lancers 23-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-20, 11-15 in their first league contest.

How it Happened

NM State (10-4) got off to a slow start, trailing CBU (10-3) by five early in the opening set. The Aggies clawed their way back to come within a pair down the stretch but quickly fell behind 17-13. With Halle Razo serving, New Mexico State rallied, coming within a point of the Lancers before California Baptist called a timeout to stop NM State's momentum. Despite tying the set at 23-23, the Aggies couldn't find their rhythm and fell 25-23 in the first set.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Falls 3-0 To South Dakota

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team conceded an own goal early and dropped a 3-0 decision to South Dakota in its final non-conference home game on Friday evening.

“That was a tough one,” said head coach Rob Baarts. “I think it was one of those games where we were battling and battling and playing great ball and that was our one game that honestly I’m not sure anything was going to go right for us. You start the game off with an own goal right at the start and then your sideways and it’s hard to pull that back in.”

The Aggies, playing without leading scorer Aileen Galicia, got off to a slow start when an attempt to clear a Coyote cross in the box ricocheted off an Aggie and past Ashley Martin to give USD the 1-0 lead in the first minute.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps UT Martin

TUCSON, AZ - New Mexico State volleyball swept UT Martin at the McKale Center in the team's Wildcat Classic finale on Saturday. The Aggies defeated the Skyhawks 25-14, 25-12, 27-25 for the tournament victory.

"We played pretty efficiently today. I thought we served the ball pretty well in stretches, which was great," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We played good team defense and gave ourselves extra opportunities to score in transition. Overall, going 2-1 this weekend is not bad for this team. As young as we are to be 10-3, I'm fairly happy with that."

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NMSU Football Falls To Rival UNM 42-25

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State football team renewed the 109th meeting of the Battle of I-25 against in-state rival New Mexico on Saturday night at Aggie Memorial Stadium. After going up by a pair of scores in the first five minutes of the game, NM State saw numerous flags and turnovers plague the team for the remainder of the contest as it fell to UNM, 42-25.

The game opened with quick scoring for NM State (0-4) beginning on the first drive of the game. New Mexico (2-1) lined up for a 3rd & 5 when Roy Lopez batted the pass out of the air and Terrill Hanks recorded the interception that he returned 28-yards to the end zone for a 7-0 Aggie lead just 1:02 into the contest.

Then after forcing the Lobos to punt, the Aggies orchestrated a six-play drive that spanned 57-yards. This ended with a two-yard touchdown rush by quarterback Matt Romero to put NM State ahead of UNM, 14-0 at the 10:50 mark.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Soccer Falls To Rival New Mexico 1-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s soccer team gave up a late penalty kick and dropped a 1-0 decision to Battle of I 25 rival UNM on Friday night in Albuquerque, N.M.

“In all reality, we had one of our best performances of the year,” said head Coach Rob Baarts. “We controlled the game, they had a few chances, we had our chances but at the end of the day we had a one-on-one that we let slip and end up fouling.”

The Aggies (1-7) came out aggressive and dominated possession for much of the first half, getting the ball from the wings into the middle of the box and putting a lot of pressure on New Mexico (4-3) keeper Emily Johnson which led to New Mexico State getting four shots in the first 10 minutes of the match.

However, Audriana Chavez missed wide in the 4th minute, Aileen Galicia’s shot was saved in the 6th minute and two chances from Katie Martinez missed in the 8th and 9th minutes.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Splits A Pair Of Matches On First Day At Wildcat Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - New Mexico State volleyball took down UC Davis at the McKale Center to open the teams run at the Wildcat Classic. The Crimson and White defeated the opposition 26-24, 10-25, 25-16, 17-25, 15-8, in the five-set thriller.

"This UC Davis team gave us a run. They are definitely the best serving team we've faced all year and they are good defensively," head coach Mike Jordan said. "In a lot of ways, we were fortunate to win because we had long stretches of poor passing and bad swings. We gave up way too many point runs, but at the end of the day we kept plugging along and made plays when we needed."

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NMSU Teams Up With Eleven Sports

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced that Aggie fans will be able to watch NM State football, men’s and women’s basketball as well as select Olympic sport games on Eleven Sports.

The multi-year agreement with Eleven Sports was made possible on the behalf of NM State Athletics by its multimedia rights holder, Learfield’s NM State Sports Properties.

“The New Mexico State Department of Athletics is excited to partner with Eleven Sports for the majority of sporting events produced by Aggie Vision,” Moccia said. “Eleven Sports gives our Aggie broadcast yet another national outlet for not only football and men’s basketball but select Olympic sports as well. We look forward to a long and positive partnership with Eleven Sports.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Tatyana Battle Named WAC Volleyball Offensive Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO – New Mexico State volleyball's Tatyana Battle was named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. This is the senior's first WAC honor this season and third of her career as an Aggie.

Battle averaged 3.47 points and 3.25 kills last week, helping NM State to a 4-0 record. She was named MVP of the Borderland/SpringHill Suites Invitational after playing in every set of every match including a pair of five-set victories. In the Aggies' five-set win over Montana, she posted a double-double with 16 kills and 12 digs. When handing Arizona its only loss this season, Battle finished the match with 14 kills and eight digs and held her composure when it mattered most, clinching match point with a kill off the Wildcat blockers. Against rival UTEP, the outside hitter led the team with 13 kills to go along with five digs, two assists, one block and a service ace.  Continue Reading This Post >>