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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES WALK OFF DODGERS IN SLUGFEST IN GAME ONE OF DOUBLEHEADER

 

 

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Photo:  Yangervis Solarte walked it off in the ninth with a home run that gave the Padres a game two win.  Via @Padres on Twitter

September 2, 2017 (San Diego) - Last night, the pitching by Clayton Kershaw and Dinelson Lamet was strong.  The Padres still suffered a 1-0 loss, but they have a lot to be proud of in young talent.  Today in game one of a Saturday doubleheader, another young talent took the mound, but this time, he was on the Dodgers.  His name was Brock Stewart and he faced a veteran, Clayton Richard.

ECM FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: EAGLES POUND NORSEMEN IN BATTLE OF EL CAJON

 

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September 1, 2017 (El Cajon) - ECM Friday Night Lights traveled to Granite Hills this week for the first Battle of El Cajon of the season as the Eagles and the Norsemen of Valhalla went head to head. As hot as the Eagles are, they are 0-1 to start the season.  The Norsemen, meanwhile, are off to a good start at 1-0.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS CROSSTOWN FOE USD 3-1

 

Arnarsdottir scores twice to lead Aztecs

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September 1, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State received three goals from two true freshman to down crosstown foe San Diego, 3-1, Friday night at SDSU Sports Deck. The Aztecs improved to 2-3 on the season, while the Toreros remained winless in four tries.

ECM PADRES REPORT: KERSHAW, LAMET STRONG, BUT DODGERS DOWN PADRES 1-0

 

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Photo:  despite the loss, Dinelson Lamet pitched phenomenally, striking out 10.  Via @Padres on Twitter

September 1, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres are probably excited it’s September because it won’t be long till the offseason, but Clayton Kershaw dropped into Petco Park tonight to kill the vibe, along with the rest of the Dodgers. Dinelson Lamet took the hill for the Padres against him.

SDSU SWIMMING AND DIVING ANNOUNCES 2017-18 SCHEDULE

 

SDSU opens season with dual meet at USD on Sept. 15

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September 1, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State swimming and diving team as announced its 2017-18 schedule, featuring six events at the Aztec Aquaplex. The Aztecs begin the season on Sept. 15 with a dual meet at the University of San Diego.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL SPLITS TWO MATCHES AT SPARTAN INVITE ON FRIDAY

 

Aztecs fall to No. 23 Michigan State, rebound with sweep of TAMU-CC

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September 1, 2017 (East Lansing, Mich.) - The San Diego State volleyball team employed a balanced offense and timely runs to defeat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in three sets (25-19, 25-18, 25-18) Friday in the second match of the Spartan Invitational at Jenison Fieldhouse. With the victory, the Aztecs overcame a 3-0 sweep (17-25, 14-25, 17-25) earlier in the day at the hands of No. 23 Michigan State, improving to 2-3 on the season.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES HAVE SECOND GOOD OFFENSIVE NIGHT IN A ROW, SHUTOUT GIANTS, WIN SERIES

 

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August 30, 2017 (San Diego) - We probably won’t see a night like last night again, for it’s rarer than the solar eclipse. The Padres were spectacular both offensively and defensively in their series-evening win against the Giants.  Tonight they could take the series with Ty Blach on the mound for the Giants against Travis Wood.

HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF DONATIONS TO BE ACCEPTED AT SDSU FOOTBALL GAME

 

The American Red Cross will collect donations in Aztec Village

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August 30, 2017 (San Diego) - The American Red Cross will be on site for San Diego State football’s season opener against UC Davis on Saturday, Sept. 2, collecting donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The American Red Cross will be accepting cash donations in Aztec Village, which is located in parking areas C1/D1 at San Diego Stadium. Aztec Village is open from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.

ECM PADRES REPORT: STARS SHINE AS PADRES DEFEAT GIANTS TO EVEN SERIES

 

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Photo:  Manuel Margot was phenomenal on both sides of the plate tonight, but his three-run blast in the fourth gave the Padres the lead that would turn into the win.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 29, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres were silently put down by the Giants last night, with two homers giving the boys from the bay a 3-0 win.  The Padres tried again tonight against Matt Moore for the Giants against Luis Perdomo.

AZTECS ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 8/29: FOUR MORE DAYS TILL FOOTBALL...

 

 

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August 29, 2017 (San Diego) - There's just four more days left until the San Diego State Aztecs football team takes the field again and men's soccer is back in town for their home opener.  Men's soccer head coach Lev Kirshner and two seniors, forward Jeroen Meefout and midfielder Thom Van Den Berg, football head coach Rocky Long, senior safety Trey Lomax and junior quarterback Christian Chapman discussed all that and more at this week's press conference.

ECM PADRES REPORT: GIANTS SILENTLY DEFEAT PADRES IN GAME ONE

 

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Photo:  Jeff Samardzija pitched a scoreless game.  Via @SFGiants on Twitter

August 28, 2017 (San Diego) - After an embarrassing sweep by the Marlins in a series the Padres should have won, they came back home to face the equally dismal Giants in a series they should definitely win.  Jeff Samardzija started for the Giants against Jhoulys Chacin in tonight’s game one.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER BLANKED BY LONG BEACH STATE 2-0

 

Aztecs fall to 1-3 on the season

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August 27, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s late offensive flurry came up empty in a 2-0 home loss to Long Beach State on Sunday night. The loss put the Aztecs at 1-3 on the year, while the 49ers moved to 2-1-1 with the decision.

CUTLER PUSHES SDSU MEN'S SOCCER TO OVERTIME WIN AGAINST VERMONT

 

Redshirt senior Dallin Cutler scored in the 95th minute to seal SDSU’s first win

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August 27, 2017 (West Point, N.Y.) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team earned its first win of the season thanks to a golden goal scored by redshirt senior Dallin Cutler in the 95th minute to break a 1-1 tie in the team’s first-ever meeting with Vermont. With the win, SDSU ends its east coast swing with a 1-1 record on the young season.

ECM PADRES REPORT: RICHARD GOES YARD, BUT STANTON GOES FURTHER AS FISH SWEEP PADS

 

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Photo:  even a two-run, game-tying home run by Clayton Richard couldn't get the Padres the win.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 27, 2017 (Miami) - The Padres lost 2-1 last night, which is a good thing considering how badly they’ve lost other games this season.  They’ve lost the series to the Marlins, but today they had the opportunity to avoid the sweep with Clayton Richard on the mound against former Padre Dan Straily for the Marlins.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL SPLITS TWO MATCHES ON SATURDAY

 

Aztecs defeat Portland State, fall to CSUN

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August 26, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State volleyball team split two matches on Saturday at the Aztec Invitational, sweeping Portland State (25-19, 25-22, 25-17) in an early afternoon match, before suffering the opposite fate against CSUN in the nightcap (15-25, 17-25, 24-26). With the results, SDSU completed the weekend with a 1-2 record in its season-opening tournament.

ECM PADRES REPORT: MARLINS WIN SERIES WITH WIN IN LOW SCORING EXTRA INNINGS CONTEST WITH PADRES

 

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Photo:  Cory Spangenberg stole home in the first to create the only excitement in an otherwise boring game that the Padres would eventually lose.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 26, 2017 (Miami) - Last night’s slugfest saw the Padres lose 8-6 after winning 6-5.  They hoped for things to be better tonight with Dinelson Lamet against Odrisamer Despaigne for the Marlins.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL FALLS TO EASTERN KENTUCKY IN SEASON OPENER 3-1

 

Alexandra Psoma leads Aztecs with 15 kills

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August 25, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State volleyball team opened its 2017 campaign on a sour note Friday, dropping four-set decision to Eastern Kentucky (20-25, 21-25,25-15, 17-25) on day one of the 2017 Aztec Invitational at Aztec Court.

ECM FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: MATADORS FALL JUST SHORT IN SEASON OPENER

 

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August 25, 2017 (Spring Valley) - High school football is officially back and that means ECM Friday Night Lights is back too!  In week one, we visited Mount Miguel High School for an exhibition matchup between the Morse Tigers and the Mount Miguel Matadors.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER SUFFERS OVERTIME LOSS TO ARIZONA STATE

 

Aztecs fall to Sun Devils 2-1

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August 25, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State surrendered a goal with eight seconds left in the first overtime period to fall at home to Arizona State 2-1 Friday night. The loss dropped SDSU to 1-2 on the season, while the Sun Devils leveled their record to 1-1.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER SUFFERS 1-0 OVERTIME SETBACK AT ARMY WEST POINT

 

Adam Allmaras records two saves in season opener

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August 25, 2017 (West Point, N.Y.) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team fell victim to a 100th minute goal by Army West Point forward Rex Epps in its season opener on Friday night.

“We faced a very good and motivated team on their home opener,” said head coach Lev Kirshner. “They were difficult to breakdown and willed the game-winner as our boys battled hard to clear the ball multiple times.”

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES THINK THEY HAVE IT, BUT FISH SWIM PAST TO TAKE GAME ONE

 

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August 25, 2017 (Miami) - The Padres leave St. Louis on a high after winning the series against the Cardinals last night 4-3.  And what better place to party than in Miami?  But the Padres didn’t have time to party, though; they had a game against the Marlins tonight.  Travis Wood started against Adam Conley for the Marlins.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES WIN SERIES AGAINST CARDS WITH NINTH INNING RALLY

 

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Photo:  Luis Perdomo pitched seven innings and gave up seven hits, but only allowed two runs.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 24, 2017 (St. Louis) - The Padres let a game slip last night as the Cardinals came back from a horrid loss Tuesday night to win 6-1.  The Padres tried to take the series tonight with Luis Perdomo on the mound against Carlos Martinez for the Cards.

SDSU LACROSSE ASSISTANT NIKKI BOLTJA CHOSEN IN WPLL DRAFT

 

Aztec assistant coach and former collegiate star picked by Philadelphia Fire

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August 24, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State lacrosse assistant coach Nikki Boltja was chosen by the Philadelphia Fire in the first-ever Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) Draft on Wednesday night.

ECM PADRES REPORT: CARDINALS SWOOP BACK TO BEAT PADRES 6-2

 

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Photo:  Luke Weaver stoned the Padres tonight; seven innings, three hits, no runs or earned runs, one walk and 10 strikeouts.  Via @Cardinals on Twitter

August 23, 2017 (St. Louis) - The Padres absolutely beat down the Cardinals last night.  Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a two-run blast that sealed the 12-4 win.  They looked to replicate that tonight with Jhoulys Chacin on the mound against Luke Weaver for the Redbirds.

ECM PADRES REPORT: CALL PETA; PADRES DOWN CARDINALS 12-4

 

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August 22, 2017 (St. Louis) - The Padres said goodbye to Petco Park again and found themselves in St. Louis taking on the Cardinals and hoping to get the bats hot again.  Clayton Richard started tonight’s game one against Lance Lynn for the Cardinals.

PELAEZ NAMED TO TOP DRAWER SOCCER'S PRESEASON BEST XI

 

San Diego native named to TDS Preseason Best XI Second Team

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August 21, 2017 (San Diego) - Pablo Pelaez of the San Diego State men’s soccer team was named to Top Drawer Soccer’s Preseason Best XI Second Team on Monday. The honor comes just under two weeks after being named to the 2017 Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Watch List, known as the most prestigious individual award in college soccer. 

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES BATS COLD YET AGAIN AS NATIONALS WIN SERIES

 

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Photo:  Gio Gonzalez, who nearly pitched a no-hitter a few weeks ago, had only one unearned run today and zeros the rest of the day.  Via @Nationals on Twitter

August 20, 2017 (San Diego) - Finally, the Padres got the upper hand over the Nationals last night, winning 3-1.  Today, they went for the split with Gio Gonzalez on the mound for the Nationals against Dinelson Lamet.

WOMEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS UC DAVIS; FRIESEN SETS WIN RECORD

 

SDSU earns 1-0 win over UC Davis

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August 20, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State earned its first victory of the season, defeating UC Davis 1-0 at a sun-splashed SDSU Sports Deck Sunday afternoon. The decision evened the Aztecs’ record at 1-1 and supplied head coach Mike Friesen with his program-record 123rd career win.

ECM PADRES REPORT: NOT MUCH, BUT PADRES FINALLY GET UPPER HAND ON NATIONALS 3-1

 

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Photo:  Travis Wood allowed only one run tonight.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 19, 2017 (San Diego) - Last night, the Padres’ offense was non-existent, falling 7-1 to the Nationals.  Tonight was a bit of a nostalgic night for SDSU alum Stephen Strasburg, who started in his hometown stadium against Travis Wood.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS CAL POLY POMONA 1-0 IN SEASON OPENER

 

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August 18, 2017 (San Diego) - The SDSU men’s soccer team took the pitch on SDSU Sports Deck for the first time in 2017 tonight against Cal Poly Pomona.

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