The ENMU football team continued their third consecutive victory with a win against UT-Permian Basin this weekend with a win of 24-7. The previous week, the Greyhounds dominated West Texas 28-0 and carried the momentum through to the next game. The Hounds started with a 47-yard field goal from Tyler Vargas to get the ball rolling and pressed forward in the early stages to gain an early lead. Standout sophomore and Lone Star defensive player of the week Noah Sweitzer had 12 tackles throughout the game.
The Greyhounds first touchdown came in the last 16 seconds of the first quarter, with quarterback Wyatt Strand breaking through multiple tackles to his seventh touchdown of the season. It wasn’t long before UTPB narrowed the Hounds lead to 10-7. Moments later, Strand and the Greyhounds put together an impeccable two-minute drill and extended the lead to 17-7 before the end of the first half.
In the second half, Paul Terry was the stand out as the only scorer for both teams with a 9-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Eastern defeated the Falcons, taking over possession and taking full control on the field.
Eastern will look forward to continuing their winning streak facing Angelo State in an away game before coming home for the last game of the season against Western Oregon on Nov. 10.
The Greyhound men’s soccer team suffered a defeat this past weekend in a 2-1 defeat against Lubbock Christian. With 20 points in conference play, the Hounds must get a win against close rival West Texas A&M in their final match of the season, and Texas A&M-International must have a victory over Roger State for them to qualify for the Heartland conference tournament. Sophomore Lucas Vaz scored the lone goal for the Hounds in the 50th minute after a cross in from Marvin Lewin set him up for a header that cruised past the Lubbock Christian keeper.
The Eastern New Mexico women’s team lost their last regular season game 1-0 in a close matchup with Angelo State Sunday afternoon at Greyhound stadium. The goal came in the early stages of the first half from the Lone star conference top goal scorer Trenaday Scott as she hammered a shot by ENMU goal keeper Taylor Jackson. The Hound’s best equalizing chance came in the 16th minute from Keyara Zuniga but was saved, and the Belles went into the second half with a 1-0 advantage. The Hounds pressed forward in the second half with shots on target in the 73rd and 77th minute but did not capitalize on these opportunities. From conceding an early goal in the third minute, the Hounds from then on were impeccable with their defense and were unlucky to level the score.
Eastern New Mexico Women’s volleyball had a stellar performance last Friday evening at home as they hosted Texas A&M Kingsville, winning out 3-2 in the 5-set game. It was the performance of the season. The Greyhounds showed deamination from the beginning at the start set of the game with strong kills from Jaedynn Devoux, Jennifer Martinez, and Christelle Kialanda, but it was the Javelinas that showed true dominance, winning the set 25-23.The second set saw Kingsville get an early 3-0 lead, but the Hounds had an immediate answer and began their pursuit of the second set, winning 25-20. It was the fifth and final set that made the difference for the Greyhounds as they were relentless. The early lead from the Hounds gave them momentum, but Kingsville were in close range and tied it back to 11-all in. In the final moments, a massive kill from Shannon Gannon sealed the game for the Hounds as they took the win.