This past weekend saw the ENMU women’s cross country team win the conference preview at West Texas A&M. First home for the Greyhounds was Mercy Rotich, displaying a style of front-running and continuing to dominate this season. Rotich was followed by Eveline Cheptoo, third, and Mason Swanson, sixth, to dominate the tea race, getting three runners in the top 10.
The men were lead home by senior Garrett Meyer in a seasons best time of 27.58 with a 14th place finish. The men’s team finished fourth overall.
The Hounds will compete at the conference championships on Nov. 3 in Canyon, Texas.
The Eastern New Mexico University football team dominated close rival West Texas A&M on Oct. 20 with a 28-0 win. This allowed Eastern to bring back the wagon wheel to Portales for the third consecutive year. Junior Paul Terry led the way for a Hounds rushing attack that totaled 440 yards throughout the game with 134 yards on 21 carries. Fellow back Johnny Smith also recorded his fifth touchdown of the season. The Hound's defense started to shine in the second quarter and shut down the Buffs only allowing six total yards in the quarter
Sophomore Noah Sweitzer was a force with 10 tackles on the defensive side for the Hounds. The Greyhounds continued their defensive pressure as they progressed into the second half. Any possession from West Texas was short lived as quarterback Wyatt Strand also showed his intent capping off a 17 play, 74-yard drive to start off the fourth quarter and brought the score to 28-0.
Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer team edged out St. Edwards in a 2-1 win on Oct. 20 at home to continue their successful season. Freshman Julian Trapp scored both goals for the Hounds. Both Teams played evenly the first 45 minutes of the game with the hill toppers getting an early goal but not quite dominating the game. It wasn’t long before a free kick from Marvin Lewin found Trapp as he hit the back of the net before the end of the first half.
The Hounds came out the second half with more determination and were assertive from the whistle. A throw-in in the 59th minute to Trapp led him to his second goal of the match as he dribbled around the defenders to shoot past the keeper.
This victory strengthened ENMU’s playoff chances as they were tied for fourth in the Heartland Conference table.
There was a big upset for the Lady Greyhound soccer team away against Texas A&M Commerce Oct. 21, as they lost in the final minutes of the game with a 1-0 defeat. The Greyhounds played an exciting first half, outplaying and outshooting the Lions and throughout the first half. Early in the second half, the Greyhounds were unlucky to gain the lead when a shot from Lindsey McDonald hit the crossbar and went wide. The Hounds had more chances in the second half but in the 77th minute, Commerce took the lead with a goal advantage. Despite taking the loss, the Hounds out-shot the Lions 18-14, while both teams managed just four shots-on-goal.