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ECM FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: MONTE VISTA RUNNING BACKS SHINE AS MONARCHS CONQUER BRAVES 50-0

 

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October 20, 2017 (El Cajon) - ECM Friday Night Lights is back in action this week with our first-ever visit to El Cajon Valley.  The Braves are struggling at 2-5 and 0-1 in league play.  Tonight the Monarchs of Monte Vista paid Darryl R. Priest Field a visit.  The boys in red and gold are 4-3 overall and 2-1 in the Grossmont League.

UTUSH SCORES TWICE IN SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER'S 2-1 WIN OVER WYOMING

 

Senior leads Aztecs on Senior Night

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October 20, 2017 (San Diego) - Senior Aliyah Utush scored twice in a game San Diego State dominated as the Aztecs defeated Wyoming, 2-1, on Senior Night. The victory moved SDSU to 8-7-2 on the season and 5-2-2 in the Mountain West, while the Cowgirls fell to 7-8-2 and 3-5-1 inside the league.

AZTEC WOMEN'S TENNIS FALLS IN DAY TWO AT ITA REGIONALS

 

SDSU drops remaining doubles matches, falls out of championship play

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October 20, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s tennis wrapped day two of the ITA Southwest Regional Championships at the Barnes Tennis Center, where they fell out of championship play with three losses in round of 32 doubles. The team came away with a win in consolation doubles play, and notched three wins and two losses in singles consolation matches.

SPIRITED COMEBACK LIFTS SDSU VOLLEYBALL PAST BOISE STATE

 

Aztecs erase 2-0 deficit; Harris knocks down season-high 18 kills

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October 19, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State volleyball team produced a comeback for the ages Thursday, posting a five-set triumph over Boise State (20-25, 24-26, 25-20, 25-19, 15-10) in a Mountain West clash at Aztec Court.

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS BATTLES IN FIRST ROUNDS AT ITA REGIONALS

 

Aztecs split doubles, struggle in singles at Barnes Tennis Center

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October 19, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s tennis team opened day one of the ITA Southwest Regional Championships at the Barnes Tennis Center with challenging matchups that led to just two wins and seven losses in the first rounds of the event. The Aztecs hope to seize an opportunity to stay alive tomorrow in the championship bracket with one doubles pair advancing and two duos coming off round of 64 byes.

SDSU BASEBALL RELEASES 2018 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs begin 2018 campaign at home on Feb. 16 against UC Santa Barbara

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October 17, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State head baseball coach Mark Martinez has released the team’s 2018 schedule, featuring a 55-game slate with 31 regular-season home games at Tony Gwynn Stadium. SDSU will also host the Tony Gwynn Classic from Feb. 23-25 and the Mountain West tournament from May 24-27.

RASHAAD PENNY NAMED AP MIDSEASON ALL-AMERICAN

 

The senior running back was named to the first-ever team

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October 17, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior running back Rashaad Penny was named to the Associated Press Midseason All-America second team, the organization announced today.

AZTECS ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 10/17: LOSING???

 

 

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October 17, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State football was handed their first loss by Boise State on Saturday night (31-14), so there was a lot to talk about at this week's press conference.  Head coach Rocky Long, senior tight end David Wells and senior safety Trey Lomax sat down with the media.  Men's soccer head coach Lev Kirshner also joined in.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER FALLS IN OVERTIME AT UCLA 2-1

 

Ilai Shvika’s goal with two seconds remaining forces game into OT

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October 15, 2017 (Los Angeles) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team put up a valiant effort in Sunday night’s contest, but fell in heartbreaking fashion in a 2-1 overtime setback at UCLA on Sunday night. The Aztecs are now 4-9-0 (0-5-0 Pac-12) on the year, while the Bruins jump above .500 in both their overall record (6-5-0) and Pac-12 record (3-2-0).

WOMEN'S SOCCER BLANKS AIR FORCE ON THE ROAD 4-0

 

Four different Aztecs score in shutout of Falcons

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October 15, 2017 (Colorado Springs) - San Diego State scored in the sixth minute and never looked back in a 4-0 road victory over Air Force, which enter the game in second place in the Mountain West standings. With the decision, the Aztecs improved to 7-7-2 overall and 4-2-2 in the MW, while the Falcons dropped to 7-5-3 and 4-1-3 against conference competition.

SDSU FOOTBALL: BRONCOS HAND AZTECS FIRST LOSS OF SEASON

 

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October 14, 2017 (San Diego) - The 6-0 Aztecs hosted Boise State at SDCCU Stadium this week, continuing Mountain West play.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL SUFFERS FOUR SET ROAD LOSS AT UNLV

 

Aztec setter Gabi Peoples records second straight double-double

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October 14, 2017 (Las Vegas) - The San Diego State volleyball team had its two-match winning streak snapped Saturday in a hard-fought 3-1 road loss to Mountain West adversary UNLV (25-23, 22-25, 23-25, 21-25) at Cox Pavilion.

SEYNAEVE LEADS SDSU CROSS COUNTRY IN RIVERSIDE

 

Lily Seynaeve finished among the top 20 runners for the third straight meet

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October 14, 2017 (Riverside) - Running the fastest 5K of her collegiate career, senior Lily Seynaeve led San Diego State cross country to a seventh-place finish at the Highlander Invitational, hosted by UC Riverside’s AgOps Course, Saturday.

AZTEC ROWING NABS TWO FIRSTS AT ROW FOR THE CURE

 

SDSU competes in first event of the season

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October 14, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State rowing team spent Saturday morning racing in the Row for the Cure on Mission Bay, where they logged first place finishes in both the open eight and open four categories. The annual event, hosted by UC San Diego, raises funds and awareness for Susan G. Komen San Diego.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER UPENDED AT COLORADO COLLEGE 2-1

 

Aztecs receive goal from Dani DeRosa

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October 14, 2017 (Colorado Springs) - San Diego State got behind early and had its rally fall short in a 2-1 road loss at Colorado College Friday afternoon at Stewart Field. The defeat dropped the Aztecs to 6-7-2 overall and 3-2-2 in the Mountain West, while the Tigers moved to 5-6-4 (2-3-2 MW).

SDSU VOLLEYBALL WINS SECOND STRAIGHT WITH FOUR SET TRIUMPH AT NEW MEXICO

 

Alexis Cage, Gabi Peoples post double-doubles

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October 12, 2017 (Alberquerque) - The San Diego State volleyball team picked up its first conference road victory of the season Thursday with an inspired four-set triumph over New Mexico (20-25, 25-23, 25-16, 27-25) in a Mountain West clash at Johnson Center.

READER’S EDITORIAL: MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: THE PERFECT PLATFORM FOR PROTESTING RACIAL INJUSTICE

 

The national anthem protests demonstrated by players using their platform on the NFL gridiron are protests against racial injustice, not the flag or military. I'd argue that if civil rights activists, including athletes like Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson, watched the NFL now, they'd applaud these patriotic men.

By Vinny Lavalsiti

Editor, The Summit newspaper, Grossmont College

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October 11, 2017 (San Diego) -- When sports collide with politics, it's a beautiful thing to see. Well, for me at least. I do realize that there are the average Joes out there with their beer helmets who like to sit in their recliner for eight hours and watch nothing but football. I’ve been there! But please keep an open mind when reading the following.

THREE SDSU SOFTBALL PLAYERS NAMED NFCA ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR-ATHLETES

 

Ashley Ercolano, Alex Formby and Frankie Orlando posted a 3.5 GPA last semester

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October 11, 2017 (San Diego) - Current San Diego State softball senior Alex Formby, and SDSU graduates Ashley Ercolano and Frankie Orlando earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2016-17 academic year, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) recently announced. To be considered for the award, the student-athletes must have earned a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for the academic year.

AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL EARNS INDIVIDUAL HONORS FROM LINDY'S SPORTS

 

Pope listed among nation’s top power forwards

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October 10, 2017 (San Diego) - Several San Diego State men’s basketball players earned individual preseason recognition in Lindy’s Sports College Basketball magazine, which has senior guard Trey Kell as one of four players on the cover.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF DROPS TO FOURTH AT ALISTER MACKENZIE INVITE

 

Aztec senior PJ Samiere finishes fifth individually

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October 10, 2017 (Fairfax, Calif.) - The San Diego State men's golf team slipped two notches into fourth place at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational Tuesday after shooting a 3-over-par 287 during the final round at the historic Meadow Club.

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLFER SARA KJELLKER TIES FOR SIXTH AT TEXAS TOURNEY

 

Aztecs tie for ninth in team standings at Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational

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October 10, 2017 (Austin) - San Diego State women’s golfer Sara Kjellker (Hollviken, Sweden) tied for sixth on the individual leaderboard at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational on Tuesday after firing an even-par 72 during the final round at the University of Texas Golf Club.

AZTECS ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 10/10 FEATURING AZTECS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

 

 

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October 10, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State football is 6-0 and ready to open conference play at home against Boise State this weekend.  Head coach Rocky Long and juniors Christian Chapman and Ronley Lakalaka sat down with the media at this week's press conference.  In addition, women's basketball head coach Stacie Terry talked about her team opening the season next month.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF IN SECOND AT ALISTER MACKENZIE INVITE

 

Aztec senior P.J. Samiere tied for third individually after 36 holes

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October 9, 2017 (Fairfax, Calif.) - The San Diego State men's golf team finds itself in second place after posting a collective 22-under-par 546 in the first two rounds of the Alister MacKenzie Invitational Monday at the exclusive Meadow Club.

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF IN 10TH AFTER DAY ONE IN TEXAS

 

Aztec freshman Sara Kjellker tied for 21st individually

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October 9, 2017 (Austin) - The San Diego State women’s golf team sits in 10th place at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational after shooting a collective 17-over-par 593 on Monday during the first two rounds at the University of Texas Golf Club.

SDSU FOOTBALL NAMED TO JOE MOORE AWARD MID-SEASON HONOR ROLL

 

SDSU’s offensive line has helped the team average 222.8 rushing yards per game

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October 9, 2017 (San Diego) - No. 19/18 San Diego State football’s offensive line has been named to the Joe Moore Award Mid-Season Honor Roll for its performance through six games this season, the Foundation for Teamwork announced today.

SDSU'S RAFAEL GONZALEZ ALMAZAN CLAIMS FLIGHT TWO SINGLES CROWN AT AZTEC FALL INVITATIONAL

 

Aztec sophomore captures second title of the weekend

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October 8, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Rafael Gonzalez Almazan (Madrid, Spain) captured the Flight 2 singles championship at the Aztec Fall Invitational Sunday at Aztec Tennis Center.

The SDSU sophomore defeated Liberty’s Eddie Gutierrez by a 6-4, 6-2 count to highlight the final day of competition for the Scarlet and Black in its only home event of the fall tournament schedule.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER AND FRESNO STATE END IN 1-1 2OT DRAW

 

Aztecs record second double-overtime tie this week

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October 8, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State for the second time in three days settled for a double-overtime draw, this time tying Fresno State, 1-1, Sunday afternoon at SDSU Sports Deck. The Aztecs are now 6-6-2 and 3-1-2 in the Mountain West, while the Bulldogs leave Montezuma Mesa with a 6-5-3 record (1-3-2 MW).

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER DROPS 2-0 DECISION AT OREGON STATE

 

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October 8, 2017 (Corvallis, Ore.) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team suffered a 2-0 setback against Oregon State at Lorenz Field on Sunday. The Aztecs fall to 4-8-0 (0-4-0 Pac-12) on the season, while the Beavers notch their first conference win of the season and improve to 4-7-0 (1-2-0 Pac-12).

SDSU FOOTBALL RUNS OVER THE REBELS 41-10; BECOME BOWL ELIGIBLE

 

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October 7, 2017 (Las Vegas) - In the wake of the tragic Las Vegas shootings, the Aztecs and UNLV Rebels hoped to brighten everyone’s spirits with an exciting Mountain West game.  Unfortunately for the Rebels, the Aztecs had winning on their minds, tragedy or no tragedy.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL DOWNS AIR FORCE IN FOUR SETS; COLLINS-PARKER COLLECTS 300TH CAREER VICTORY

 

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October 7, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State volleyball head coach Deitre Collins-Parker picked up her 300th career victory on Saturday as the Aztecs emerged triumphant over Air Force 3-1 (25-14, 29-31, 25-20, 25) in a Mountain West match at Aztec Court.

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