Top-ranked Midwestern beats Hounds

Freedom New Mexico Southwest Soccer Conference champion Midwestern State managed only four shots on goal against Eastern New Mexico University on Friday, but it was enough as the Mustangs posted a 3-0 victory at the ENMU pitch. Midwestern State (17-1, 7-0 SSC), which closes the regular season on Sunday at West Texas A&M, got a […]

Hounds, Zias lose Sunday soccer

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Redshirt freshman Craig Sutherland scored two goals — including one less than three minutes into the game — as Midwestern State beat Eastern New Mexico University 3-0 Sunday in a matchup of the Southwest Soccer Conference’s top two teams. Midwestern State, ranked second in NCAA Division II and […]

ENMU soccer squads fall

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team worked hard to gain the lead, then Texas A&M-Commerce’s Meagan Lasley took it away in a matter of moments. The 5-foot-5 junior forward scored three times in a span of less than eight minutes to give the Lions a 3-1 Lone […]

Brazilian baller leads Hound offense

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico Native Brazilian Emerson Rodrigues has overcome an intimidating language barrier during his college education in the United States. On the soccer pitch, however, those barriers don’t seem to be so stubbornly rigid. Rodrigues, in his first season for the Greyhounds, has taken advantage of the opportunity soccer has afforded […]

Zias, Hounds fall at ENMU soccer pitch

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Sixty-seven minutes seemed like plenty of time to try to make up a one-goal deficit, but Eastern New Mexico University’s women had a trouble finding shots. Northeastern State scored twice in a nine-minute span, then battened down the hatches and held off the Zias 2-1 in a Lone Star […]

Weekly LSC/SSC soccer and cross country update

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Hound soccer ranked fifth in region

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team has moved up two notches to fifth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II South Central Region poll. ENMU (3-2-2) is one of three Southwest Soccer Conference teams in the poll, with Midwestern State first and West Texas A&M second. Incarnate […]

LSC/SSC Soccer and LSC Cross Country Update

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Weather and darkness contribute to Hound soccer draw

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Darkness was setting in, and both teams were trying to sneak in a goal. Neither did, so Eastern New Mexico University and Missouri Southern settled for a scoreless tie in a weather-shortened Southwest Soccer Conference match at the ENMU pitch. For the Lions (0-6-1, 0-1-1 SSC), the tie provided […]

Zias routed by West Texas

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Zia soccer team began its Lone Star Conference schedule with a 7-1 loss to the defending LSC champion West Texas A&M Lady Buffs Monday afternoon in Canyon, TX. The loss snaps a three-game winning streak for the Zias (3-4, 0-1 LSC South), while the Lady Buffs are […]

Lady Buffs snap Zias three game win streak

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Zia soccer team began its Lone Star Conference schedule with a 7-1 loss to the defending LSC champion West Texas A&M Lady Buffs Monday afternoon in Canyon, TX. The loss snaps a three-game winning streak for the Zias (3-4, 0-1 LSC South), while the Lady Buffs are […]

Hounds, Zias sweep soccer openers

Freedom New Mexico Sophomore forward Emerson Rodrigues scored a pair of goals Sunday to help the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team blank Colorado Christian 3-0 at the ENMU pitch. ENMU (1-1), which lost to St. Edward’s 4-0 in its opener on Friday, posted a 20-5 edge in shots during Sunday’s match against the […]

Hounds drop soccer opener to Hilltoppers

Freedom New Mexico St. Edward’s got a goal each from four players Friday and spoiled the season opener for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team, beating the Greyhounds 4-0 at the ENMU pitch. Patrick Miller and Dustin Cherry scored in the first half for the Hilltoppers (2-0), while Robert Georglefski and Jorge Vega […]

Hound soccer defense a team strength

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Even though he’s inheriting a team from previous coach Carlos Elizondo, Eastern New Mexico University’s Harold Munoz isn’t exactly coming into the season blind. The Greyhounds open their season on Friday, beginning a five-match homestand against St. Edward’s. Munoz, a former ENMU men’s graduate assistant under Elizondo, knows his […]

Zia volleyball, soccer falls on the road

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team hung close with its opponents Saturday, but the Zias were unable to break through in the season-opening St. Mary’s/Texas MedClinic Invitational. The Zias (0-4) led in all four games against Missouri Southern, but dropped a 27-25, 22-25, 30-28, 25-18 decision to the […]

Fresh start on horizon for Zia Soccer

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico For the first time since the program’s inception in 2003, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team has a new head coach. Ray Nause replaces Travis McCorkle, who took the job at Lone Star Conference rival Angelo State earlier this summer. With it, say the players, come some […]

Ram soccer goes camping

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT staff writer With a new head coach at the helm, and one year of competition under their belts, the Portales High School soccer team hopes to build on their surprising start last season, and they’ve begun that challenge with an off-season camp this week. First-year Ram head coach Jonathan Smith and […]

Foot Soldiers

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These Portales Ram High School soccer players work on ball control during the first day of a week-long soccer camp held by Clovis Wildcats soccer coach Don Aragon. The camp is for students from grades 8-12.

Hound soccer names new head coach

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Harold Munoz has a pretty good idea of what to expect with the Eastern New Mexico University soccer program. Munoz, a graduate assistant during the first two years of the program’s existence (2004-05), was named to the head coaching position on Monday — slightly more than a week before […]

ENMU hires women’s soccer coach

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has filled one of its two soccer coaching vacancies. Ray Nause, 43, was named women’s coach on Thursday to replace Travis McCorkle, who started the ENMU women’s program in 2003 and the men’s program the following year. McCorkle was hired as women’s coach at Lone […]