Hounds’ MF gains All-SSC

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior midfielder Keith Vargas headlined seven Eastern New Mexico University soccer players chosen to the All-Southwest Soccer squad, announced this week by the conference office. Vargas, a four-year player from Rio Rancho, became the second All-SSC first-team choice for the Greyhounds after goalkeeper Leif Craddock made it last season. Craddock, […]

Hounds fall in SSC contest at Northeastern State

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — In a seesaw affair, Northeastern State scored last and the RiverHawks pulled out a 3-2 Southwest Soccer Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday. Steven Haughn tallied on a header past diving ENMU goalkeeper Leif Craddock with just under 10 minutes left, and the Riverhawks (3-3, 1-1 SSC) […]

Hounds hopeful in 2007

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Leif Craddock is tired of losing. One of six players remaining from Eastern New Mexico University men’s first soccer squad in 2004, Craddock realizes it’s now or never for his group. “We definitely have to get the monkey off our back,” said the senior goalie, who earned […]

Playoff hopes in limbo

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Eastern’s Ryan McClanahan, right, keeps the ball away from West Texas A&M’s Freddy Montes on Wednesday. By Mickey Winfield The ENMU men’s soccer team was in a position to secure the program’s first playoff berth after building a 2-0 halftime lead against rival West Texas A&M. However, playoff-bound West Texas A&M scored four unanswered second-half […]

Hounds hang on for win

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St. Mary’s Raul Davila shoots past ENMU goalkeeper Leif Craddock, center, and Ryan Atkinson at the end of Wednesday’s match. Davila’s shot went in, but it was disallowed because of offsides and ENMU won 1-0. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Three times this season, the Eastern New […]

Midwestern State shuts out Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team easily played better than it did in an early-season loss to Midwestern State at Wichita Falls, Texas. The result was the same — a shutout loss. The Mustangs, who won the teams’ first matchup 6-0, scored twice in the first half this time […]

Hounds play WT to scoreless tie

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West Texas A&M University freshman Eric Smith leaps over Eastern New Mexico University freshman Andrew Perez during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Portales. ENMU and West Texas played to a scoreless tie after two overtimes. (Staff photo: Eric Kl By Dave Wagner@link.freedom.com PORTALES — If a tie is like kissing your sister, neither […]