ENMU graduate working with abandoned youth

Christina Calloway Eastern New Mexico University alumni Andrea Elizondo left Feb. 8 for Ghana to work with City of Refuge Ministries, a non-profit organization that works with trafficked and abandoned youth. The El Paso native majored in physical education with a minor in athletic training and played soccer for ENMU. The ENMU soccer team sent […]

Hounds take advantage of wind

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo was sure he wanted his team going with the wind in the first half on Sunday against Missouri Southern. The move paid off with three goals, two by freshman forward Edgar Bear, and the Greyhounds cruised to a 4-0 Southwest Soccer Conference […]

Buffaloes rout Hounds on soccer field

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CnJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks West Texas goaltender Shane Taylor grabs a shot despite the attempt at a header by Greyhound forward Keith Vargas in Wednesday’s game in Portales. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo knows his team can compete with the West Texas A&M Buffaloes on […]

Zias looking to sustain steady progress in soccer

PORTALES — 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 some respect,” said […]

Playoff hopes in limbo

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Eastern’s Ryan McClanahan, right, keeps the ball away from West Texas A&M’s Freddy Montes on Wednesday. By Mickey Winfield The ENMU men’s soccer team was in a position to secure the program’s first playoff berth after building a 2-0 halftime lead against rival West Texas A&M. However, playoff-bound West Texas A&M scored four unanswered second-half […]

ENMU’s Jackson fighting through injuries

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Much to his chagrin, Eastern New Mexico University junior Donnell Jackson will have to be an assistant coach today when the Greyhounds end their Southwest Soccer Conference and regular-season schedule against rival West Texas A&M at the ENMU pitch. One of several players remaining from the original […]

ENMU rally falls short against Regis

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Two first-half goals by Regis proved to be the difference Friday, and the Rangers held on for a 2-1 non-conference victory over Eastern New Mexico in men’s soccer at the ENMU pitch. Both teams battled sustained winds of 30 mph during the match, with gusts up to 50 mph. ENMU […]

Midwestern State shuts out Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team easily played better than it did in an early-season loss to Midwestern State at Wichita Falls, Texas. The result was the same — a shutout loss. The Mustangs, who won the teams’ first matchup 6-0, scored twice in the first half this time […]

Hounds post shutout win over Missouri Southern

CNJ staff PORTALES — It may not have been a perfect outing, but the result was just fine with the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team. The Greyhounds made a first-half goal by junior defender Donnell Jackson stand up for a 1-0 Southwest Soccer Conference victory over Missouri Southern on Sunday at the ENMU […]

Dustdevils score late, beat ENMU

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ENMU midfielder Andrew Perez (8) battles for the ball with Texas A&M-International’s Oliver Mulamba (33) in Saturday’s men’s soccer match in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — It took Texas A&M-International a while to get going, but once the Dustdevils broke through they turned its men’s soccer […]

Greyhounds settle for tie with Embry-Riddle

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ENMU freshman Ryan McClanahan and Embry-Riddle’s Matt Tarbutton go up for control of the ball during Saturday’s match at the ENMU pitch. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Easy come, easy go. In a game the host Greyhounds led just minutes in, the Embry-Riddle Eagle soccer team rallied for […]

Hounds blank Falcons to snap losing streak

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Eastern New Mexico University sophomore midfielder Ryan Atkinson, left, defends against Texas-Permian Basin junior Jose Soto during the second half of Friday’s men’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Stepping outside the Southwest Soccer Conference was apparently what the doctor ordered for […]

ENMU men continue to struggle on offense

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team has been able to keep opponents close most of the season. It’s finding enough offense that has been the problem. Northeastern State handed the Greyhounds their fourth consecutive setback, all by one goal, when junior forward Ludinei Picelli Filho […]

ENMU men thinking big in soccer

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ENMU freshman Rhen Salas (left) tries to break up a pass to sophomore Albert Robinson during Tuesday’s soccer practice. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Playing with a roster comprised largely of freshmen, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team held its own as a first-year program in 2004. The […]

First-year Hounds off to fast start

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. ENMU coaches Carlos Elizondo and Travis McCorkle thought it could’ve been even sooner. The Greyhounds scored just 61 seconds into their history on Friday at […]

Hounds hope to be competitive in first season

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — 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 […]