Zias earn honors from LSC

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University freshman forward Hannah Dozier has earned second-team All-Lone Star Conference women’s soccer honors and was named the league’s co-freshman of the year. Dozier, from Midland, Texas, shared the freshman award with Kendra Clemons, a midfielder from Midwestern State. She set a school freshman record this season […]

Zias post shutout over Southwestern

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team was struggling with winless Southwestern Oklahoma on Sunday at the ENMU pitch. Then sophomore forward Samantha Lawrence took charge. Lawrence scored three goals in the final 30 minutes, tying the school’s single-season record for goals in the process, as the Zias claimed a […]

Zias prevail in double OT, improve to 8-3

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Defense dominated during a school-record seven-match winning streak for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team, which was broken Friday. Sunday, they showed they can win a different style of match. Forwards Samantha Lawrence and Hannah Dozier each scored twice, including the game-winner by Dozier in the second […]

Zias upend Lady Buffs

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU freshman forward Hannah Dozier, left, gets the kick past West Texas A&M goalkeeper Sarah Pipkin for the go-ahead score in the second half of Sunday’s 2-1 win. CNJ staff PORTALES — Freshman forward Hannah Dozier had a goal and an assist on Sunday as the Eastern New Mexico University […]

Zias extend winning streak to four

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Hannah Dozier and April Funck scored goals less than 2 1/2 minutes apart late in the second half Sunday to lift Eastern New Mexico University past UT-Permian Basin 2-1 in a women’s soccer matchup. The win was the fourth in a row for the Zias (4-2) following an 0-2 start. […]

Dozier scores twice in Eastern win

Hannah Dozier scored twice, leading Eastern New Mexico University past New Mexico Highlands 2-1 in a women’s soccer match Friday in Portales. Both of Dozier’s goals came in the second half as ENMU (1-2) picked up its first win of the season. Adrianna Calderon scored in the final minute for Highlands (1-2). Stephanie Sanchez recored […]

Defense crucial for Zias

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry ENMU freshman Sara Torres works on ball control during a drill in the Zias’ practice session on Tuesday morning. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team will take on a bit of a different look this fall. Four players who were original […]

Zias sign sister of leading scorer to letter of intent

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Dozier era in the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer program is not over just yet. Megan Dozier has led the Zias on the field in the program’s first four seasons and is the top scorer in Zias history. Now her younger sister, Hannah, will try to carry the torch. […]

Zias improve tournament chances with 2-1 victory

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ENMU junior Nicole Bregler, right, battles Texas Woman’s freshman Chastity Hayter for control of the ball in the first half of Friday’s Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Megan Dozier provided the offense, and her teammates took care […]

Zias, Southwestern play to tie in LSC tilt

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University and Southwestern Oklahoma came into Friday’s Lone Star Conference women’ssoccer match tied for fourth place, and they left the same way. Senior forward Megan Dozier’s goal with just over 30 minutes left pulled the Zias even, and the teams went on to play to a 1-1 […]

Zias’ Dozier keys team’s tourney bid

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — It’s hard to imagine Eastern New Mexico University senior forward Megan Dozier not playing soccer, but after years of throwing her body around on the pitch, she admits she’ll be ready to give it up with the Zias’ season ends in a few weeks. One of ENMU […]

Zias climb over .500 with win over Rebels

CNJ staff PORTALES — Senior Megan Dozier scored in the first minute and junior Stephanie Sanchez provided solid play in goal, especially late, as the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team held off Dixie State 2-1 on Thursday at the ENMU pitch. Dozier dribbled around several Rebels defenders to score with only 32 seconds […]

Zias notch road win against Angelo State

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior forwards Kara Henderson and Megan Dozier scored goals and junior goalkeeper Stephanie Sanchez notched seven saves on Sunday, helping Eastern New Mexico University edge Angelo State 2-1 in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. Henderson took a pass from freshman forward Kimberley Anaya and found the back […]

ENMU SOCCER; Zias, Hounds win in openers

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ENMU forwards Megan Dozier, right, and Amy Wilcox (10) celebrate Dozier match-deciding goal late in Thursday’s season-opening 2-1 win over Fort Lewis at the ENMU soccer pitch. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior Megan Dozier found the third time to be the charm. […]

College soccer: Zias sweep pair at home

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior forward Karly Parkans got out of her “funk” in a big way Saturday. Parkans, who had scored just one goal since getting two in a season-opening win at Dallas Baptist, punched in three goals on Saturday as the Zias rolled past St. Gregory’s […]

Zia freshman earns All-LSC soccer honor

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University freshman forward Megan Dozier has been chosen to the All-Lone Star Conference women’s soccer first team. Dozier, from Midland, Texas, led the first-year Zias program in goals (6), points (13) and shot attempts (38). Other ENMU players honored include freshman midfielder Anna Funk of Amarillo, second […]

Zias hoping teamwork, talent offset lack of experience

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Based on the Lone Star Conference preseason poll, expectations are low for the first-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer program. ENMU coach Travis McCorkle and his players are determined to disprove that notion. The Zias, who went 1-2 in preseason exhibition matches, open their inaugural season this weekend when […]