The ENMU men’s and women's cross country team came away with a fourth place finish while the men came in seventh at the New Mexico Junior College Invite on Friday evening.
The Greyhound women's team scored 91 points, finishing just one point back of South Plains College for third place on the fast flat course in the 5k race.
Senior Mercy Rotich again led the women's team as she came away with a third-place finish in the 5k event.
The men’s side gathered 167 points for seventh place finish in the 7k event. Senior Shane Walsh for the third consecutive race led Eastern with a 17thplace finish.
Both men’s and women’s teams will compete next in three weeks at the Lonestar conference preview in Canyon at the West Texas A&M cross country course.
The ENMU women’s soccer team showed they are a force to be reckoned with in a 2-1 comeback over midwestern state this past weekend. The hounds were very aggressive in the first half with nine shots and four on target but were not ale to capitalize on their efforts, sending both teams 0-0 going into the second half. As the next half started, Eastern conceded in the 53rdminute to go 1-0 down. With the Hounds relentless pursuit and pressure, they were able to get an equalizer with sophomore Kierra Diaz finding the back of the net.
The hounds weren’t content with just a draw, and in the 74thminute, defender Charlotte Collins-Blaize took her shot after an assist from Diaz to put the hounds on top late in the games with a 2-1 lead to close out the second half. The lady hounds will be up next playing Angelo State away in San Angelo.
The ENMU football team showed once again they are capable of competing with the top five teams in the nation with their game against the MSU mustangs. The Greyhounds last home game saw a close game between defending national champions Texas A&M Commerce, losing out in 21-11 to the Lions. Putting forth another solid performance after their win over Texas A&M Kingsville, the week previous the hounds were hungry for more.
The first quarter saw both teams scoring with a 7-7, going head-to-head on nearly every play. A change of momentum in the second quarter saw the hounds go 10-7 ahead of the mustangs with kicker Tyler Vargas getting the three points. Later in the game, Vargas tacked on another field goal to make it 13-7, but it wasn’t long until MSU quarter back Layton Rabb connected with Kyle Harrison to put the mustangs back on top making the score 14-13.
The mustangs carried their momentum with a field goal, making it 17-13.The Greyhounds fought hard to gain ground, and with a touchdown from Tayshaun Gary in the second half, the Hounds had a chance to capitalize on the Mustangs. However, it was not meant to be with MSU’s Rabb connecting again and making the score 30-20 to MSU. Vargas’s scored another field goal for the hounds, making it 30-23 but as the clock ran down.
The Greyhounds will play Tarlton State next in Stephenville, Texas, and will look to carry their momentum and challenge the Texans on their home ground.
The ENMU men’s soccer team fell short in a close battle with Texas A&M international in a 4-3 loss last Saturday afternoon. The hounds outshot the Dust Devils on shots on target but were unable to follow through and lost 4-3 at the end of the 90 minutes. The three goals obtained by the hounds were from Aderi Arther-Dede, Jesus Garcia and Julian Trapp. The next game up for the hounds will be at Greyhound Stadium as they face-off with UT Permian Basin in a conference matchup.
The game will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 4.