Pioneers outlast Zias in five

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Dave Wagner In his second tour of duty as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach, Mike Maguire is finding the sledding a bit tough. The Zias played well in stretches during Thursday’s Lone Star Conference match against Texas Woman’s at Greyhound Arena, but the Pioneers pulled out a 20-25, 25-19, 25-20, 16-25, 15-9 win, scoring […]

Lady Buffs sweep Zias

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Freedom New Mexico West Texas A&M, ranked 14th in NCAA Division II, dominated the first two sets and cruised to a 25-10, 25-18, 25-20 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. Junior outside hitter Stormi Lancaster recorded 10 kills, 10 digs and six block assists for the Lady Buffs (17-2, […]

Hounds eighth, Zias fifth in Cowboy Jamboree

Freedom New Mexico STILLWATER, Okla. — Junior Isaiah Samoei and sophomore Adrienne Montoya led Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams to solid finishes on Saturday in the Cowboy Jamboree, hosted by Oklahoma State. The Greyhounds, competing in the university men’s division, finished eighth with 282 team points. Oklahoma State took the team title with […]

Hounds, Zias earn ties

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — So far, Eastern New Mexico University’s soccer teams are hanging around at or near the top of the Lone Star Conference standings. On Friday, both tied with Incarnate Word to stay in contention. The ENMU men (4-2-3, 2-0-1 LSC) stayed on top of the LSC standings with a 1-1 […]

Zias top Highlands in four

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Senior middle blocker Jessica King had 18 kills and junior outside hitter added 12 kills and a team-high 19 digs Tuesday as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team defeated New Mexico Highland 26-24, 18-25, 25-17, 25-20. Junior Evelyn Escobar notched 10 kills for the Zias (4-12), who improved […]

Zias gain tie with Midwestern State

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s women ended a five-match losing streak against Midwestern State on Sunday, battling the Mustangs to a 1-1 Lone Star Conference tie at the ENMU pitch. In the first game of the doubleheader, Newman scored the deciding goal on a penalty kick with just under four minutes left and […]

Abilene Christian turns back Zias in straight sets

CNJ Staff ABILENE, Texas — Jennie Hutt and Kalynne Allen posted double-doubles Saturday as Abilene Christian held off Eastern New Mexico University 27-25, 25-18, 25-21 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball match. Hutt had 18 kills and 10 digs while Allen notched 13 kills and 12 digs for the Wildcats (8-7, 4-3 LSC), who pulled […]

Greyhounds win Highlands Cross Country Jam; Zias place second

CNJ Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior Isiah Samoei and senior Mohammed Noor led a strong showing for Eastern New Mexico University’s men as the Greyhounds won the New Mexico Highlands Cross Country Jam on Saturday. Samoei finished second in 25 minutes, 12.99 seconds and Noor third in 25:14.10 as the Hounds finished with 23 […]

No. 18 Rambelles rout Zias

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Celeste Bonter collected 11 kills Thursday night as 18th-ranked Angelo State remained unbeaten for the season with a 25-11, 25-14, 25-15 Lone Star Conference volleyball win over Eastern New Mexico University. The Rambelles (15-0, 7-0 LSC), who host No. 17 West Texas A&M on Saturday, recorded their 10th […]

Cameron downs Zias in four

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Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Adrienne Lawson posted a double-double with 19 kills and 11 digs Tuesday night, leading Cameron to a 25-11, 20-25, 25-18, 25-12 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. Kelle Carver added 13 kills for the Lady Aggies (5-3, 4-2 LSC), while Julisa Ocasio posted […]

Zias top Wayland in second OT

Freedom New Mexico Junior defender Emily Simon scored on a penalty kick early in the second overtime and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team stretched its unbeaten streak to five games Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Wayland Baptist at the ENMU pitch. Simon, who transferred from the University of New Mexico last […]

Zias notch win over Panhandle

Freedom New Mexico GOODWELL, Okla. — Senior outside hitter Kristen Beck just missed a double-double with nine kills and nine digs while adding six of Eastern New Mexico’s 10 aces on Saturday as the Zias swept past Oklahoma Panhandle State 25-15, 25-15, 25-18. Other than the start of the second game, when they erased a […]

Zias fall in four at Tarleton

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team was tantalizingly close to a rare Lone Star Conference road win on Thursday, but the Zias just couldn’t finish the deal. Tarleton State rallied from a five-point deficit in the second game, then closed out the match with eight of the final […]

Zias outlast Lady Buffs

CNJ STAFF Freshman forward Alysia Carrasco scored shortly before halftime and Eastern New Mexico University hung on for a 2-1 win over rival West Texas A&M on Tuesday in the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer opener for both teams at the ENMU pitch. Carrasco converted a cross pass from freshman Victoria Perez in the final […]

Zias drop LSC volleyball opener

CNJ staff At Wichita Falls, Texas, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team managed small leads in each game, but Midwestern State eventually pulled away to take a 25-17, 25-21, 25-16 win over the Zias on Tuesday night in the Lone Star Conference opener for both squads. Junior Tarrah Sweet’s ace gave the Zias a […]

Zias fall at Lady Buff Classic

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team lost a competitive match to Southwest Baptist 24-26, 26-24, 25-20, 26-24 on Saturday morning, but fell flat in a 25-15, 25-16, 25-14 setback to Colorado-Colorado Springs Saturday afternoon to complete play in the season-opening Lady Buff Classic, hosted by West Texas A&M. […]

Zias gain split in first day of Lady Buffs tourney

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University rallied from a two-games-to-one deficit Friday to edge Adams State 25-12, 23-25, 14-25, 27-25, 19-17 in the season-opening Lady Buff Classic volleyball tournament, hosted by West Texas A&M. Earlier, the Zias lost to Missouri Western 23-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-18. ENMU finishes play in the event […]

Zias still in rebuilding process

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By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — In 20 seasons at Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach, Mike Maguire built a program that ran off 16 consecutive winning seasons, including two Lone Star Conference regular-season championships and capped by a 25-9 mark and a trip to the NCAA Division II regional finals in 2004. […]

Zias edge Highlands in exhibition

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Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Paola Loya broke a scoreless tie midway through the second half and Eastern New Mexico University held on for a 1-0 win over New Mexico Highlands in an exhibition game Thursday afternoon at the ENMU soccer field. A freshman forward from Albuquerque, Loya scored in the 68th minute off a […]

Zias seek to mount title run

Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University women’s team has made it to the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament just once in its eight-year history. The Zias finished 11th in the then-12-team LSC last season, and were picked for last in the revised eight-team league this year. First-year coach Todd Padgett, though, thinks the sky’s […]