Zias coach trying to change culture

By Larry Booker: FNM correspondent First-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Lindsey Wilson brings a strong pedigree of success to the job. A former Lone Star Conference player at Southeastern Oklahoma and Central Oklahoma, Wilson says she’s quite happy with the reception she’s received in Portales. “ENMU is great,” said Wilson, who spent […]

Zias end 2011 campaign with loss at Commerce

CNJ STAFF COMMERCE, Texas — Ezon Onditi and Rachel Robertson had 14 kills apiece and Texas A&M-Commerce held off Eastern New Mexico University 25-19, 23-25, 25-22, 25-22 in the Lone Star Conference and season volleyball finale for both teams on Saturday. Chelsee Hudson added a career-best 12 kills for the Lions (11-17, 6-14 LSC), while […]

Lady Buffs eliminate Zias

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s second trip to the Lone Star Conference postseason women’s soccer tournament was as short as the first. West Texas A&M’s Leslie Briggs aimed a corner kick at the goalpost and the ball slipped off the hands of ENMU senior goalkeeper Sierra Cardenas and into the […]

Lady Buffs edge Zias in LSC tournament

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s second trip to the Lone Star Conference postseason women’s soccer tournament was as short as the first. West Texas A&M’s Leslie Briggs aimed a corner kick at the goalpost and the ball slipped off the hands of ENMU senior goalkeeper Sierra Cardenas and into the net […]

Zias outlast Cowgirls in five sets

lu0nbe-lu0n8i112enmuhigh4500.jpg

FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU’s Jessica King tries for a kill during the Zias’ match against New Mexico Highlands on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. The Zias pulled out a 25-17, 25-22, 24-26, 22-25, 20-18 win over the Cowgirls, erasing four consecutive match points in the fifth set to keep it alive. CNJ staff PORTALES […]

Midwestern State clips Zias in OT

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State scored off a free kick in overtime on Sunday, and the Mustangs posted a 1-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Mustangs (11-5-2, 9-4-1 LSC) avenged a loss to the Zias (8-7-3, 6-5-3) earlier […]

Zias fall to ACU in three

CNJ staff PORTALES — Neely Borger collected 12 kills and eight block assists Saturday night as Abilene Christian cruised to a 25-20, 25-17, 25-16 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. ACU (17-12, 11-6 LSC) led most of the way, although the Zias (5-22, 1-17) made the first set […]

WT hands Zias 2-1 setback

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M scored a pair of goals in a span of less than two minutes late in the first half Friday night and the Lady Buffs held on for a 2-1 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University. With the loss, the Zias (8-6-3, […]

No. 17 Rambelles pound Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — Angelo State ran off the final 10 points of Game 1 to set the tone and the 17th-ranked Rambelles cruised from there to beat Eastern New Mexico University 25-11, 25-15, 25-13 in Lone Star Conference volleyball on Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. Debbie Ohl had eight kills and three block assists […]

Zias fall in three at Cameron

CNJ staff LAWTON, Okla. — Cameron dominated Eastern New Mexico University at the net Tuesday night and the Aggies cruised to a 25-13, 25-15, 25-17 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over the Zias. Cameron (14-10, 8-8 LSC) had only five attack errors in the match, compared with 22 for the Zias (5-20, 1-15). Kelle Carver […]

Zias clinch third in LSC; Hounds win

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team clinched third place in the Lone Star Conference on Sunday, beating Angelo State 1-0 at the ENMU soccer pitch. The Zias (8-5-3, 6-3-3), with matches remaining at West Texas A&M on Friday and at Midwestern State on Sunday, will finish ahead of Angelo State […]

Zias clinch program’s second LSC soccer tournament bid

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University wrapped up its second Lone Star Conference tournament berth in the nine-year history of the program on Friday, erupting for three second-half goals in a 4-1 victory over Incarnate Word at the ENMU soccer pitch. The Zias (7-5-3, 5-3-3 LSC) moved into third place in the conference, pending […]

Zias clinch LSC tournament berth

CNJ staff Coaches Mark Ribaudo of Eastern New Mexico University and Don Carthel of West Texas A&M have seen the “Wagon Wheel” rivalry from both sides. Ribaudo spent five seasons as an assistant at WT and has now been at ENMU for 15 years, the last seven as head coach. Carthel played for and graduated […]

TexAnns beat Zias in four

ltekwz-ltekv8102enmtrltnst9712.jpg

FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero Tarleton State’s Nikki McNorton sends one of her team-high 14 kills off the block attempt of ENMU’s Bree Lucero during Thursday night’s Lone Star Conference volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. CNJ staff PORTALES — Nikki McNorton had 14 kills and nine total blocks (three solos) Thursday night as Tarleton State pulled […]

Midwestern State rallies past Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — Miranda Byrd had 16 kills and seven total blocks (three solos) Tuesday night as Midwestern State notched a 25-27, 25-11, 25-21, 25-19 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. Eastern was paced by junior outside hitter Amber Durand, who registered 12 kills and seven digs. […]

Zias post first win over Commerce

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s women snapped a nine-match all-time soccer losing streak to Texas A&M-Commerce earlier this season with a tie on the road. Sunday, they broke through to beat the Lions for the first time and put themselves in good position to make the six-team Lone Star Conference tournament in […]

Incarnate word tops Zias in three

SAN ANTONIO — Chelsea Grayson had 11 kills on Saturday and Incarnate Word turned back Eastern New Mexico University 25-20, 25-15, 25-22 in Lone Star Conference volleyball. Anna Herr added nine kills while Lydia Werchan posted 15 digs for the Cardinals (10-11, 6-8 LSC). Junior outside hitter Amber Durand had a double-double for ENMU (5-17, […]

Hounds, Zias start hoops practice Saturday

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams kick off preseason practice today, each going two sessions at Greyhound Arena. The women have workouts scheduled at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., while the men will go at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. ENMU is planning a form of “Midnight Madness” for next week, after […]

First-half goal stands up for Zias

lt34ub-lt34ts1015ziastwuwsoc8411.jpg

Freedom New Mexico: Joshua Lucero ENMU freshman midfielder Mika Willis tries to get past Texas Woman’s junior defender Jesseca Olmstead during the second half of Friday’s game in Portales. Freedom New Mexico Junior defender Emily Simon scored off a corner kick from freshman forward Alysia Carrasco in the first half on Friday, and the Eastern […]

Javelinas turn back Zias

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, Texas — Kelsey Washington and Lauryn Lozano each had 14 kills and Bethany Friesenhahn just missed a double-double as Texas A&M-Kingsville avenged an early-season Lone Star Conference volleyball loss to Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday night with a 25-21, 25-21, 23-25, 25-21 win over the Zias. Friesenhahn had nine kills […]