Zias firing blanks in final stretch

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team inability to put the ball in the net lately is proving frustrating. Trying to nail down their first Lone Star Conference postseason tournament berth, the Zias scrambled to a scoreless tie against Southwestern Oklahoma Sunday at the ENMU pitch. ENMU (10-6-1, 3-3-1 […]

Zias down Texas-Permian Basin with smothering defense

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers It took the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team a while to put Texas-Permian Basin away, but the Zias were never really in trouble. ENMU held the Lady Falcons to just two shots in the match — including none on goal — and pulled away late for a 3-0 non-league […]

Zias make playoffs their “one goal”

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After tripling its win total last season, the third-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer squad is looking for continued progress this season. The Zias went from 3-12 in 2003 to a 9-9-2 mark last year (2-5-2 Lone Star Conference), narrowly missing a spot in the six-team LSC postseason tournament. […]

First-year Hounds waste little time getting into win column

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — It didn’t take long — just two matches — for the first-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer program to break into the win column. Of course, ENMU coaches Carlos Elizondo and Travis McCorkle thought it could’ve been even sooner. The Greyhounds scored just 61 seconds into their history on […]

Soccer teams start on similar paths

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By Dave Wagner For a while this season, the Eastern New Mexico University soccer teams will travel the same path. ENMU’s squads play six doubleheaders over the next three weekends, beginning with matches on Friday at Texas Wesleyan and on Saturday at Dallas Baptist, before going pretty much their separate ways. The second-year women’s program […]

Coaching staff in place for ENMU’s McCorkle

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By Dave Wagner Travis McCorkle already had his hands full as coach of the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Eastern New Mexico University. And that was before the resignation of a newly hired assistant coach earlier this summer, which left McCorkle scrambling to find another full-time coach less than a month before the start […]

ENMU soccer team hires new assistant

By Dave Wagner Travis McCorkle has had a full plate the past couple of weeks. Not only is McCorkle preparing to coach two soccer teams at Eastern New Mexico University this fall, he’s been busy trying to fill his assistant coach’s position over the past couple of weeks after Rich Stoneman, hired in the spring, […]

ENMU looks for funding to kickstart men’s soccer

By David Arkin Eastern New Mexico University is excited about fielding its first ever men’s soccer team in the fall. They will be even more excited though if that team gets a little financial assistant in operational costs for its first year from the Legislature. Officials are seeking $100,000 for start up and operational costs […]

Clovis senior is first signee for ENMU men’s soccer

By Rick White Dewayne Roberts has only scratched the surface of his potential as a goalkeeper, according to Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer coach Travis McCorkle. Roberts, who didn’t play organized soccer until this year, signed a national letter of intent with Eastern on Wednesday, one of at least 10 players expected to sign with […]

Zia soccer drops road match

Freedom Newspapers Northeastern State 4, ENMU 1 — At Tahlequah, Okla., the host Lady Reds got two goals and an assist from Marie Widerman to improve to 11-3 (4-2 LSC). Widerman assisted on a goal by Stacey Cutler just over three minutes into the game, then scored on a penalty kick to give NSU a […]