Zia soccer gets nine recruits fresh from high school

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Travis McCorkle has signed nine players to national letters of intent for the 2008 season. They include goalkeeper Sierra Cardenas of Wheat Ridge, Colo.; midfielders Tasha Caulder of Odessa, Texas; Andrea Elizondo of El Paso; Kimberly Luna of Albuquerque (Sandia), and Danielle Thurman of Albuquerque […]

Zias close out season with another close loss

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Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — If nothing else, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team has shown it can play with the top sides in the Lone Star Conference. The Zias finished their season on Sunday with a 2-1 loss to LSC runnerup Midwestern State at the ENMU pitch — their fifth one-goal loss […]

Zias cruise to easy win over CSW

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Once they scored, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team was pretty much assured of winning. Facing a College of the Southwest squad in transition, to say the least, the Zias were locked in a 1-0 dual before scoring three goals in a span of less than two […]

Zia soccer starts fresh

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team will take on a bit of a different look this fall. Four players who were original members of the squad in 2003 have graduated, including all-time leading scorer Megan Dozier. The Zias enter the season not knowing where their goals are going […]

Zia, Hound soccer looks to season

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team set a goal of making the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament a year ago, and the Zias accomplished that by finishing sixth. Now, picked for sixth again this season, they’re looking to get past the first round. “I think we’re hopefully getting […]

Zia senior believes soccer right choice

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers It’s hard to imagine Eastern New Mexico University senior forward Megan Dozier not playing soccer, but after years of throwing her body around on the pitch she admits she’ll be ready to give it up with the Zias’ season ends in a few weeks. One of ENMU coach Travis McCorkle’s […]

Zia soccer downs Highlands

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Freshman forward Samantha Lawrence scored on a rebound of senior forward Megan Dozier’s shot in the 78th minute on Tuesday, lifting the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team past New Mexico Highlands 1-0. The Zias (4-4), who snapped a three-match losing streak, won despite Highlands’ 18-5 advantage in […]

OT goal lifts Zias to victory

Freedom Newspapers Travis McCorkle doesn’t give the Eastern New Mexico University women’s team many style points, but so far the results have been acceptable. Senior forward Megan Dozier had two goals and an assist, including the game-winning tally in overtime, as the Zias completed a season-opening 3-1 homestand on Tuesday with a 4-3 win over […]

Zias easily handle Embry-Riddle, cruise through home match

PNT Staff Report The Eastern New Mexico womens soccer team won their second game in a row, to start the 2006 season by beating Embry-Riddle 2-0, Saturday morning at the ENMU soccer field. Zia head coach Travis McCorkle used the game to get some younger players game experience. “Today we tried to rest some of […]

Vandals go off-road on ENMU soccer field

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer One vehicle’s off-roading venture at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday has cost an Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer field considerable damage, as well as serious safety concerns for the players. Deep tire tracks were found meandering throughout the grass by the team’s head coach Travis McCorkle. “It’s the second time […]

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 […]