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SDSU LACROSSE FALLS AT NO. 21 DENVER 17-12

 

Junior Jill Haight (below) leads Aztecs with four goals

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February 23, 2018 (Denver) - San Diego State suffered its first loss of the season after dropping a 17-12 decision to No. 21 Denver in a Friday matinee at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.

Despite a career-high four goals from junior Jill Haight, the Aztecs were unable to overcome a 13-3 halftime deficit, falling to 2-1 on the year, while the Pioneers remain unbeaten at 3-0.

NO. 14 SDSU WATER POLO DROPS OPENING GAME AT KALBUS INVITE TO NO. 5 UH

 

Aztecs fall to Rainbow Wahine 13-4

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February 23, 2018 (Irvine) - No. 14 San Diego State got behind early and was unable to rally in a 13-4 loss to fifth-ranked Hawai’i at the Barbara Kalbus Invitational Friday afternoon at Anteater Aquatics Center. The defeat sends SDSU to 5-5 on the year, while the Rainbow Wahine moved to 8-1.

SDSU SOFTBALL SHUTS OUT LIBERTY 7-0

 

Aztecs win third straight game

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February 23, 2018 (Cathedral City, Calif.) - The San Diego State softball team downed Liberty, 7-0, for its third consecutive victory Thursday night at Cathedral City near Palm Springs in the first game of the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. The Aztecs are now 4-8, while the Lady Flames dropped to 9-2.

SDSU WATER POLO'S EMILY BENNETT NAMED GCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Freshman earns first career honor

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February 22, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State freshman Emily Bennett has been named the Golden Coast Conference Player of the Week. The award is the first of Bennett’s career and the first for SDSU this season.

PYEONCHANG RECAP DAY 13: WOMEN'S HOCKEY WINS GOLD; CURLING REACHES GOLD MEDAL GAME; WISE WINS BACK-TO-BACK GOLDS; ANDERSON WINS SILVER

 

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February 22, 2018 (PyeonChang, South Korea) - Isn’t it always this way every four years?  United States?  Canada? Sixty minutes of hockey for one color medal?  One goal, usually in a shootout, deciding it all?

The men couldn’t get it done in a shootout.  Could the women?

Yes.

One hundred percent yes.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: DISMAL SHOWING BY AZTECS AS AIR FORCE WINS 56-48

 

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February 21, 2018 (San Diego) - After a rocky road trip, San Diego State women’s basketball returned home tonight to play host to Air Force.  The lady Falcons are a little worse for wear, sitting at 11th in the Mountain West.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF FINISHES 13TH AT THE PRESTIGE

 

Aztec freshman Christian Banke ties for 33rd individually

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February 21, 2018 (La Quinta, Calif.) - The San Diego State men's golf team concluded its second tournament of the spring in 13th place at The Prestige at PGA WEST after recording a 16-over-par 300 during the final round Wednesday on the par-71, 7,100-yard Greg Norman Course.

JENNY MOINARD NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Moinard tabbed conference player of the week following win over ranked opponent

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February 21, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State junior women’s tennis player Jenny Moinard (Saint Jean De Monts, France) has been named Mountain West Player of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday. This is the first career MW weekly honor for Moinard.

PYEONCHANG RECAP DAY 12: MEDALS GALORE!

 

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Photo:  Jessie Diggins of the United States (L) and Kikkan Randall of the United States celebrate as they win gold during the Cross Country Ladies' Team Sprint Free Final on day 12 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Cross-Country Centre on February 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.  Via Zimbio

February 21, 2018 (PyeonChang, South Korea) - Forty-two years ago, Bill Koch won the USA's only medal in cross-country skiing.  It was a silver.  Forty-six years ago, the U.S. first formed a women's cross country skiing team.

Wednesday, Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins one-upped Koch and won gold.

SDSU BASEBALL TRIPPED UP IN EXTRA INNINGS AGAINST SAN DIEGO

 

Aztecs suffer first defeat of 2018 season

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February 20, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball suffered a 3-2 setback against crosstown foe San Diego on Tuesday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium, falling victim to a 10th-inning RBI double by USD’s Dante Gutierrez. The Aztecs fall to 3-1 on the young 2018 season, while USD jumps above .500 at 3-2. 

BOYS BASKETBALL: HIGHLANDERS LOSE OT THRILLER IN ROUND ONE OF CIFSDS

 

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February 20, 2018 (La Mesa) - Helix High boys basketball is in the playoffs again.  Tonight, they hosted round one of the CIFSDS Division 1 playoffs against Cathedral Catholic.  The Dons just barely squeezed into the playoffs with a 12-13 record overall and a 7-5 record in league.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF COMPLETES ROUND ONE AT THE PRESTIGE

 

Aztec freshman Christian Banke tied for 13th after 18 holes

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February 20, 2018 (La Quinta, Calif.) - The San Diego State men's golf team remains in 13th place at The Prestige at PGA WEST after shooting a collective 17-over-par 301 during the opening round Tuesday on the Greg Norman Course. The tournament has been shortened to 36 holes after Monday’s action was canceled due to high winds.

11 FROM SDSU SWIMMING & DIVING EARN ALL-MW HONORS

 

11 individuals and four relay teams named all-conference honorees

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February 20, 2018 (San Diego) - 11 individuals and four relay teams from the San Diego State swimming and diving team earned All-Mountain West honors Monday, including freshman Klara Thormalm, who earned Freshman of the Meet honors last weekend at the MW Championships in San Antonio, Texas.

PYEONCHANG RECAP DAY 11: SHIBUTANIS, SIGOURNEY WIN BRONZE; DONATO SCORES TWO GOALS TO LEAD MEN'S HOCKEY TO QUARTERFINALS

 

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Photo:  Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on day 11 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.  Via Zimbio

February 20, 2018 (PyeonChang, South Korea) - Americans defeated Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir in Sochi.

They wouldn’t let that happen again.  They’ve worked too hard.  

So when Maia and Alex Shibutani were second, the Canadian ice dancing king and queen put together an impressive program to knock them back down to third and take gold, also defeating France’s Gabrielle Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron on Wednesday.

SDSU LACROSSE COLLECTS TWO MPSF WEEKLY HONORS

 

Aztecs’ Steele garners accolade on offense; Brown named top rookie (both pictured)

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February 19, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State lacrosse team picked up two Mountain Pacific Sports Federation awards on Monday as junior Harlowe Steele collected her second straight Offensive Player of the Week honor, while freshman Bailey Brown was named Rookie of the Week in a league office release.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: JALEN MCDANIELS NAMED MW PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Conference honor is freshman’s first of his career

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February 19, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s basketball forward Jalen McDaniels has been named the Mountain West Player of the Week, the league announced this morning on its Facebook page. The award is the first of his career and first for SDSU since the 2015-16 campaign.

PYEONCHANG RECAP DAY 10: WOMEN'S HOCKEY ADVANCES TO GOLD MEDAL GAME; SEVERAL OTHER AMERICAN EVENTS ADVANCE TO FINALS AND SEMIFINALS

 

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February 19, 2018 (PyeonChang, South Korea) - Team USA women's hockey doesn't have any time to celebrate their 5-0 semifinal win over Finland on Monday. 

The Canadians are coming again.  But this time for the American women, it's personal.

SDSU BASEBALL COMPLETES SWEEP OF UCSB WITH 7-5 WIN

 

Garrett Hill earns win in SDSU debut

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February 18, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team completed a three-game sweep of UC Santa Barbara in its first series of the 2018 campaign by defeating the Gauchos, 7-5, at Tony Gwynn Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

WEST HILLS HIGH'S KATIE BYRD DELIVERS WINNING RUN AS SDSU SOFTBALL KNOCKS OFF FULLERTON IN FINAL GAME OF CAMPBELL-CARTIER CLASSIC

 

Updated with box scores

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February 18, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State softball is...struggling, to say the least.  They’re 1-8 on the young season, but things don’t seem to be getting better.  Now, in the final game of the Campbell-Cartier Classic, they had a chance to redeem themselves against CSU Fullerton.

PYEONCHANG RECAP DAY NINE: GEOPPER GETS TO SILVER, BOWE FINISHES IN THE TOP FIVE

 

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February 18, 2018 (PyeonChang, South Korea) - At the Winter Games in Sochi in 2014, men’s slopestyle skiier Nick Geopper medaled for bronze in an American sweep of the podium.  But he wanted a level up, like Mario when he eats a mushroom.

SDSU SWIMMING & DIVING PLACES SECOND AT MW CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Klara Thormalm named Freshman of the Meet

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February 18, 2018 (San Antonio) - The San Diego State swimming and diving concluded the Mountain West Championships at the Palo Alto College Aquatic Center and placed second for the team’s ninth consecutive top-three finish. The Aztecs finished with 1105.5 points, 144.5 points behind Mountain West champion Boise State.  

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS RALLY FALLS SHORT AT UNLV

 

McKynzie Fort scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds

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February 18, 2018 (Las Vegas) - Despite multiple comebacks, the San Diego State women’s basketball team (10-15, 4-10) fell in overtime 73-67 at first place UNLV (16-9, 11-3) Saturday afternoon. The Aztecs, who trailed by 13 points in the first half and by seven with two minutes left in regulation, rallied to force overtime, but came up just short despite 24 points from senior McKynzie Fort.

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS DEFEATS CAL POLY 5-2

 

Aztecs gain sixth straight doubles point in win over Mustangs

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February 18, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s tennis team claimed its sixth straight doubles point to contribute to its 5-2 win over Cal Poly on Saturday afternoon. With today’s win, the Aztecs complete a six-match home stand and snap a three-match losing streak.

SDSU LACROSSE WINS ANOTHER THRILLER, DEFEATS ASU 14-13

 

Aztecs score two goals in final 3:26 to pull out victory in home opener

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February 17, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State once again demonstrated its flair for the dramatic on Saturday after posting a 14-13 victory over Arizona State in the team’s 2018 home opener at Aztec Lacrosse Field.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS FALLS TO OREGON 6-1

 

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February 17, 2018 (Las Vegas) - The San Diego State men’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to Oregon Saturday in a neutral-site dual match at Fertita Tennis Complex on the campus of UNLV.

The Aztecs (1-7) posted an upset at No. 2 doubles after the tandem of Santiago Cevallos and Rafael Gonzalez Almazan emerged with a 6-4 triumph over the duo of Simon Stevens and Ty Gentry, who were ranked 37th in the nation entering the day.

PADRES SIGN FREE AGENT ERIC HOSMER

 

 

World Series champion ex-Royal heads to San Diego

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February 17, 2018 (San Diego) - We've heard it for two years.  Rebuilding.  Rebuilding.  Rebuilding.  And we never believed it.

We believe it now.

Late tonight, the Union Tribune reported that ex-Kansas City Royal and 2015 World Series champion first baseman Eric Hosmer is headed to the Padres.

SDSU BASEBALL TAKES SERIES AGAINST GAUCHOS WITH 8-4 WIN

 

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February 17, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team continued a successful start to the 2018 season Saturday night, defeating UC Santa Barbara, 8-4, at Tony Gwynn Stadium Saturday night.

Chase Calabuig paced the offense with a 3-for-5 day, hitting the Aztecs' first home run of the season and a double. Chad Bible had a two-out, bases clearing triple to give the Aztecs a 8-4 lead in the top of the sixth.

SDSU SOFTBALL DOWNS NORTH DAKOTA STATE 4-1

 

Aztecs snap six-game losing streak

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Photo:  Molly Sturdivant had a three-run homer in SDSU's 4-1 win over North Dakota State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

February 17, 2018 (San Diego) - Molly Sturdivant capped a four-run third inning with a three-run homer to lift the San Diego State softball team to a 4-1 victory over North Dakota State at the 28th annual Campbell/Cartier Classic Saturday afternoon at SDSU Softball Stadium. The win snapped a six-game losing streak for the Aztecs (2-8), who avenged a 2-1 loss on Friday to the same Bison (4-4) team.

PYEONCHANG RECAP: LILLIS WINS AERIALS QUALIFIER; JHK STEALS SILVER; WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY SKIING PLACES BEST-EVER FIFTH

 

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February 17, 2018 (PyeonChang, South Korea) - Pittsford, New York's Jon Lillis was halfway across the world when his brother died in October.

"We're coming home," he told his father after hearing the news that his brother had died in his sleep.

Jon and his brother Chris were about to let their lives go.  But then they remember that Mikey, an Olympic hopeful himself, wouldn't let them do that.  On Saturday, Jon qualified for the men's aerials, avenging his brother's death.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS WINS MW OPENER AT UNLV 4-3

 

Aztecs notch first dual-match victory of the year

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Photo:  Sander Gjoels-Andersen secured the Aztecs' win at UNLV with a victory at No. 3 singles.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

February 17, 2018 (Las Vegas) - The San Diego State men’s tennis team ended three weeks of frustration with its first victory of the season after rallying for a 4-3 triumph over UNLV on Friday in the Mountain West opener for both squads at Fertita Tennis Complex.

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