Zia soccer avoids LSC cellar

By Dave Wagner The first-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team assured itself on Friday that it won’t finish at the bottom of the Lone Star Conference this season. The Zias got two goals in a span of 3 1/2 minutes of the second half and staved off Southwestern Oklahoma 2-1, also earning their […]

Ex-Texico star not returning to Zias hoop team

Eric Butler By Eric Butler PNT Correspondent Jennifer Strebeck, who helped lead Texico to three straight state girls basketball championships, has decided to leave the Eastern New Mexico University program. A psychology major, the 5-foot-8 Strebeck was a backup guard for the Zias last year as a freshman. Eastern coach Dan Buzard said that Strebeck, […]

Zias lose to Southwest 2-0

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By Dave Wagner 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 College of the Southwest in check — except for a couple of breakdowns. And that was just enough to do them in. CSW (10-6) broke through […]

Zia volleyball team rebounds

Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team bounced back from a three-game sweep with a 30-24, 23-30, 28-30, 30-19, 15-11 win over Angelo State in a Lone Star Conference South Division match Saturday at San Angelo, Texas. Junior Anna Bellum collected 14 kills, 17 digs and four aces for the Zias (8-12, 3-2 […]

West Texas keeps streak alive against Zias

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By Dave Wagner West Texas A&M’s Lone Star Conference volleyball winning streak lives on. Barely. The Lady Buffs won their NCAA Division II record 77th consecutive match against conference opponents, dating to the 1998 LSC tournament, by bailing out a 30-28, 26-30, 30-28, 30-28 win over scrappy Eastern New Mexico University Tuesday night at Greyhound […]

Zias on a streak coming into matchup with West Texas A&M

By Dave Wagner Now that the Lone Star Conference South Division play is here, is the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball ready to take off? The Zias were 5-10 heading into matches against Tarleton State and Texas A&M-Kingsville over the weekend at Greyhound Arena, but defeated both teams in three games. Now they host six-time […]

ENMU sweeps weekend volleyball

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By Dave Wagner After playing most of its pre-Lone Star Conference South Division schedule on the road, home cooking has been just what the doctor ordered for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. Coming off a solid three-game victory over Tarleton State in their Friday night South opener, the Zias followed it up with […]

ENMU soccer wins LSC opener

Freedom Newspapers DENTON, Texas — Forward Megan Dozier didn’t get many shots, but she made them count. The Eastern New Mexico University freshman scored two goals on three shots, including the game-winner in overtime to give the Zias a 2-1 win over Texas Woman’s on Friday in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. […]

Lubbock Christian beats Zias in four

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By Kevin Wilson Nobody would accuse the Lubbock Christian volleyball team of having a powerhouse offense, but the Lady Chaps had it when they needed it most. The visiting Lady Chaps played solid defense throughout and got a pair of kills to close the door on an Eastern New Mexico University comeback attempt in Tuesday’s […]

Highlands blanks Zia soccer

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands did all its scoring in a span of less than 11 minutes and the Cowgirls handed Eastern New Mexico University a 3-0 loss on Sunday in women’s college soccer. Kim Unten scored unassisted with just over 20 minutes left in the half. Amber Bowman added the […]

Zias win home opener in five games

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By Kevin Wilson Anna Bellum led three Zias in double figures with 22 kills, and the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team staved off a late New Mexico Highlands comeback in a five-set victory Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. Eastern (4-7) got 17 kills from Emilie Rodman and 11 from Kelley McGinty in a 30-25, […]

Sept. 21 Sports Briefs

Freedom Newspapers Lady Broncos beat San Jon SAN JON — Floyd won its second volleyball match of the season, defeating San Jon in four games on the road Saturday afternoon. Floyd improved to 2-5 on the season with the 21-25, 27-25, 28-26, 25-10 victory. The Lady Broncos begin a three-match homestand on Tuesday against House, […]

Zias snap three-match losing streak

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team battled back from a 2-1 deficit, earning its second win of the season at New Mexico Highlands Thursday evening. The Zias (2-4) snapped a three-match losing streak with the 25-30, 30-27, 26-30, 30-21, 15-11 victory at the John A. Wilson Complex. Anna […]

Funck scores twice in Zia victory

Freedom Newspapers PLAINVIEW, Texas — Freshman midfielder Anna Funck scored a pair of goals Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University’s first-year women’s soccer program claimed its first win by blanking Wayland Baptist 4-0. Funck scored an unassisted goal near the end of the first half to put the Zias (1-2) in front. She added another […]

Zia soccer comes up short in opener

Freedom Newspapers ALAMOSA, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University played competitively but came up short in its first regular-season venture into women’s soccer on Saturday, losing to Hobbs-based College of the Southwest 3-2 in a three-team round-robin hosted by Adams State College. Freshman forward Megan Dozier scored ENMU’s first goal about 26 minutes into the […]

Zias look to prove polls wrong

By Dave Wagner 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 they take […]

Zias lose soccer scrimmage 1-0

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Freedom Newspapers The first-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team played competitively in a 1-0 loss to the Midland (Texas) Alliance Under-19 club team Saturday in the Zias’ initial scrimmage. ENMU, which opens the regular season on Aug. 29 against College of the Southwest in a four-team get-together at Adams State College in Anamosa, […]

ENMU on course with soccer program

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s venture into women’s soccer is on course, and then some. Coach Travis McCorkle has signed 21 prospects, and said he may add one or two more players. The Zias are the 10th women’s soccer program in the Lone Star Conference. They are scheduled to begin practice on Aug. […]

Eastern struggles at LSC meet

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University had a rough go of it on Friday and Saturday in the Lone Star Conference track meet, hosted by Abilene Christian. ENMU, rejuvenating the program after an absence of about 15 years, finished last with six points in both divisions of the meet. The order of […]

Portales ends season in cellar

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University interim softball coach Ron Landschoot searched for words to put Saturday’s season-ending Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader against Texas A&M-Kingsville into perspective. “The ‘what-ifs’ weren’t in our favor today,” he said after the Zias suffered 8-7 and 3-2 setbacks to TAMK, giving the Javelinas (32-19, […]