Hounds, Zias fall on road

CNJ staff PUEBLO, Colo — Yusuke Ota’s second goal of the game with about 13 minutes left lifted Colorado State-Pueblo to a 3-2 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday in men’s soccer. Ota converted an ENMU turnover in its defensive zone and took it in solo on goalkeeper Leif Craddock, breaking a 2-2 […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Roswell High tops Lady Cats

CNJ staff ROSWELL — The Roswell High Lady Coyotes rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit and defeated Clovis 2-1 in the second overtime period on a goal by Brianna Salinas. Clovis (4-8-2) led at halftime thanks to a goal by Calie Rush, with assists from Lora Esquibel and Jasiman Dykes. Roswell High tied the game […]

ENMU men’s soccer team falls to Mountain Lions

CNJ staff COLORADO SPRINGS — Bryan Stoeber’s second goal of the match, coming early in the second half, gave Colorado-Colorado Springs the lead for good in a 2-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in men’s soccer on Friday night. Stroeber scored from close range for the Mountain Lions (5-7-1) with just 1:45 gone in […]

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 […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats record 11th victory

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Clovis High’s Luis Esparza (12) and Roswell Goddard defender Cheyanne Salazar drive toward the goal during Tuesday’s match. Goddard goalkeeper Pedro Melendez grabs the ball just before Esparza could get to it. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High boys soccer team has now reached one milestone this […]

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 […]

CHS BOYS SOCCER: Cats improve to 10-2-1 with shutout win

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Clovis junior forward Luis Esparza tallied three assists and one goal in the Wildcats 5-0 route over Roswell Goddard Saturday afternoon. Clovis coach Shaun Gill said the Cats dictated the pace of the game in both halves. The Wildcats scored three first-half goals, with Esparza scoring the second and assisting on […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Cats clip Roswell High

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Clovis High’s Patrice Dykes (7) battles for the ball during Tuesday’s match against Roswell High at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Lora Esquivel thought her goal early in the second half might be enough to win the match. When that didn’t happen, she went back to […]

Hounds post shutout win over Missouri Southern

CNJ staff PORTALES — It may not have been a perfect outing, but the result was just fine with the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team. The Greyhounds made a first-half goal by junior defender Donnell Jackson stand up for a 1-0 Southwest Soccer Conference victory over Missouri Southern on Sunday at the ENMU […]

United Way to start drive Thursday

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer United Way of Eastern New Mexico officials are hoping to raise 9 percent more than last year’s goal of $482,005, or $525,385. “It’s a reasonable goal,” Executive Director Erinn Burch said, “but I’d like to blow it out of the water.” The organization will celebrate its fall fund-raiser campaign […]

Dustdevils score late, beat ENMU

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ENMU midfielder Andrew Perez (8) battles for the ball with Texas A&M-International’s Oliver Mulamba (33) in Saturday’s men’s soccer match in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — It took Texas A&M-International a while to get going, but once the Dustdevils broke through they turned its men’s soccer […]

Dallas Baptist tops Zias

CNJ staff DALLAS — Mandy Gomez scored twice in the second half on Saturday, rallying Dallas Baptist to a 3-2 victory over Eastern New Mexico in women’s college soccer. Trailing 1-0 midway through the first half, the Zias (3-4) got goals from freshman forward Leslie Weber and senior midfielder Anna Funck in a span of […]

CHS soccer: Cats overcome slow start, beat NMMI

CNJ staff ROSWELL — After shutting out New Mexico Military Institute three times already this season, the Clovis High boys soccer team didn’t expect to have many problems on Friday in the quarterfinals of a tournament in Roswell. The Colts surprised the Wildcats, though, leading 1-0 at halftime before Clovis rallied for a 4-2 victory. […]

Clovis senior pours in four goals

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Senior Scott Elliott of Clovis move around NMMI’s James Hanks and Jackie Lamendola on Tuesday en route to a score in the first half. Elliott scored four goals in Clovis’ 5-0 win at the Yucca Soccer Complex. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Prior to the contest, Clovis senior Scott Elliott gave […]

ENMU soccer team routed in conference opener

CNJ Staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Sun Potter’s hat trick and stingy defense helped Midwestern State roll past Eastern New Mexico University 6-0 on Sunday in a Southwest Soccer Conference men’s soccer match. Potter put the Indians (3-1, 2-0 SSC) ahead with his first goal less than three minutes into the match. His third goal […]

St. Mike’s pounds Clovis

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Clovis High junior Lora Esquivel (9) battles Clarissa Medina of St. Michael’s for control of the ball near the sidelines during the first half of Saturday’s finals in the Clovis Invitational soccer tournament. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s been a while since the Clovis High girls have won […]

ENMU women improve to 2-0 in soccer

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s improved to 2-0 on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over NAIA member Embry-Riddle at the ENMU soccer pitch. Senior forward Megan Dozier broke a scorless tie, taking a through pass from Kara Henderson and punching in her second goal of the season with 26 1/2 […]

Greyhounds settle for tie with Embry-Riddle

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ENMU freshman Ryan McClanahan and Embry-Riddle’s Matt Tarbutton go up for control of the ball during Saturday’s match at the ENMU pitch. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Easy come, easy go. In a game the host Greyhounds led just minutes in, the Embry-Riddle Eagle soccer team rallied for […]

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. […]

CHS falls to Hobbs in finals

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Clovis High’s Scott Elliott, center, loses control of the ball against Jesus Torres, left, and Matt Bryant of Hobbs during Saturday’s championship match of the Clovis Invitational soccer tournament at Clovis High. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Hobbs sophomore Jacob Ray recorded a hat trick on Saturday and really had […]