Hounds tie in home opener

CNJ staff The 24th-ranked Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds needed sophomore midfielder Andy Wilkinson’s penalty kick with a little less more than three minutes left to earn a 1-1 tie Tuesday with Lubbock Christian at ENMU Soccer Field. The teams played two 10-minute overtimes. It was the home opener for the Hounds (2-0-1). Adam Goodnight […]

Colorado School of Mines edge Zias

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Joshua Lucero: PNT correspondent Oredigger’s Jordan Hopper, right, battles ENMU’s Alyssa Prince for possession of the ball deep in the Orediggers’ end during Thursday’s season-opening women’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. Mines beat the Zias 3-2 in overtime. Freedom New Mexico The third time proved to be the charm Thursday for Colorado School of […]

Zias stun first-place Wildcats

CNJ staff Freshman midfielder Jordan Sjue of Roswell scored her first goal of the season with just over 18 minutes left in the first half and Eastern New Mexico Univesity made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over Lone Star Conference women’s soccer leader Abilene Christian on Friday at the ENMU pitch. Sjue scored […]

ENMU athletes honored for academics

CNJ staff Two Eastern New Mexico athletes were recognized for all-academic conference honors. Senior midfielder Ryan Atkinson was elected to the Southwest Soccer Conference’s All-Academic team for the second straight year, while Zia sophomore defensive specialist Heidi Geyer gained selection to the Lone Star Conference volleyball All-Academic squad. Both teams are selected by sports information […]

Hounds earn comeback win

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Senior midfielder Keith Vargas scored on a header in the final minute of the first of potentially two 10-minute sudden-death overtimes Sunday, giving Eastern New Mexico University a come-from-behind 3-2 men’s soccer victory over Texas-Permian Basin. The Greyhounds (8-8-1) reached the .500 mark for the first time since mid-September. They […]

Zias edged in finale

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU sophomore forward Leslie Weber gets a pass by Midwestern State freshman forward Ashli Smith in the first half of Sunday’s Lone Star Conference match at the ENMU pitch. Midwestern took a 2-1 victory in the Zias’ season finale. CNJ staff PORTALES — If nothing else, the Eastern New Mexico […]

Zias equal program’s consecutive-win record

CNJ staff LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team scored three times in the first 21 minutes and cruised to a 3-1 win over Colorado Christian on Friday. Sophomore forward Samantha Lawrence had two of the goals for the Zias (5-2), who tied the school record with their fifth consecutive victory. […]

Hounds still ranked in region

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men stayed in the NCAA Division II Midwest Region soccer rankings after splitting a pair of Southwest Soccer Conference matches over the weekend. ENMU (3-2, 1-1 SSC) dropped one spot from eighth to ninth in the poll after blanking Missouri Southern 2-0 on Friday and losing to […]

Hounds rout Cougars in opener

CNJ staff LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Sophomore midfielder Ryan McClanahan scored two goals and junior forward Jared Morris added a goal and an assist Saturday as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team opened its season with a 6-1 win over Colorado Christian. McClanahan scored the game’s opening two goals, the first on a penalty […]

Hounds, Zias sign players

Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo and women’s soccer coach Travis McCorkle have each added a player for next year’s squads. The men have signed Odilon Garcia of Ogden, Utah, to a national letter of intent. Garcia earned first-team all-state and first-team all-region honors as a midfielder at Ben Lomond High School […]

Redmen edge Hounds with late goals

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Northeastern State men’s soccer coach Bobby Peterson wasn’t an overly happy camper Friday, except for one thing — his team won. The Redmen fell behind late, but scored twice in the final seven minutes to eke out a 2-1 Southwest Soccer Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico […]

ENMU adds signees in soccer

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo has announced the signing of seven players to national letters-of-intent for next year, while women’s coach Travis McCorkle has added four players to the five already announced earlier. For the men, all the signees are freshmen. They include defender Dustin Flores of […]

Zias fail to make tourney

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — In the end, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team couldn’t overcome a stunning scoring drought that lasted nearly 460 minutes. Needing a win or a tie in Sunday’s Lone Star Conference regular-season finale against Texas Woman’s to nail down the first conference-tourney berth in the three-year history of […]

Zias lose to CSW in first home soccer match

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Eastern freshman Leah Berry is knocked off the ball by a College of Southwest defender during Friday’s soccer match in Portales. Photo by Eric Kluth. CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Travis McCorkle’s first-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team hoped to pull off a big win Friday in its first home match. Defensively, they kept […]

Manzano sweeps Cats

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Clovis senior Jessica Roark tumbles across the field as she traps the ball in between her legs during the first half of Friday’s game at Yucca Soccer Complex. Photo by Eric Kluth. Dave Wagner The Clovis High girls played competitively for the first 25 minutes, and they played Manzano to a scoreless tie over the […]