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ECM PADRES REPORT: CRUSHED IN L.A., CRUSHED IN S.F.

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Fernando Tatis Jr. via @padres on Twitter 
 
September 13, 2021 (San Francisco) - After an embarrassing performance in L.A., the Padres tried their luck further north in four games against the Giants.  Yu Darvish started tonight’s game one against Dominic Leone for San Fran.

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SDSU MEN'S SOCCER REMAINS UNDEFEATED WITH 1-0 WIN OVER CSU BAKERSFIELD

Story and photos by Liz Alper
 
September 12, 2021 (San Diego) - After a year-long hiatus thanks to the pandemic, ECM Sports is back and today, we traveled to SDSU Sports Deck to watch Aztecs men’s soccer take on Cal State Bakersfield.

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SDSU MEN'S GOLF TAKES FOURTH AT MAUI JIM INTERCOLLEGIATE

SDSU’s 264 in the final round today is best round in program history

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September 12, 2021 (Scottsdale) - The San Diego State men’s golf team fired a 16-under 264 for its lowest team round in program history to vault into fourth place on the final day of the Maui Jim Intercollegiate Sunday on the par-70, 7,115-yard Mirabel Golf Club. The Aztecs finished at 30-under 810 for the tournament, one stroke behind Auburn (-31) for third place.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES LEAVE L.A. CRUSHED

By Liz Alper

Photo: Eric Hosmer via @padres on Twitter 

 

September 12, 2021 (Los Angeles) - The Padres have dropped two straight to the rival Dodgers, so today was just a fun exhibition game to see if they could take one.  Blake Snell started against Max Scherzer for the Dodgers.


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SDSU VOLLEYBALL TOPPLED BY USD 3-1

Victoria O’Sullivan leads SDSU with a match-high 19 kills

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September 12, 2021 (San Diego) - Despite double-digit kills from three players, the San Diego State volleyball team came up short in its crosstown battle with No. 25 San Diego on Saturday, dropping a four-set decision (25-20, 20-25, 20-25, 18-25) in front of another packed house inside Aztec Court at Peterson Gym. 


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ECM PADRES REPORT: DODGERS WIN CLOSE GAME TWO BATTLE

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a two-run homer and an RBI double tonight, but it wasn't enough.  Via @padres on Twitter 
 
September 11, 2021 (Los Angeles) - After dropping game one to the Dodgers last night, the Padres tried again tonight with Chris Paddack on the mound against Walker Buehler for L.A.

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UCLA SPOILS SDSU VOLLEYBALL'S HOME OPENER 3-0

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September 10, 2021 (San Diego) - The San Diego State volleyball team played well in spots on Friday against No. 16 UCLA but was unable to avoid a 3-0 setback (17-25, 18-25, 13-25) in its 2021 home opener in front an enthusiastic crowd inside Aztec Court at Peterson Gym.


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SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER BLANKS TOREROS 3-0 BEHIND CASTRO'S HAT TRICK

 

Denise Castro struck three times against San Diego to record the program’s 13th hat trick

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September 10, 2021 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s soccer team had scored three goals in its first six games, covering 540 minutes, but in just under 55 minutes on Friday night at San Diego, freshman Denise Castro equaled that goal total and sent the Aztecs to a 3-0 victory.


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SDSU MEN'S SOCCER SCORES IN FINAL SECOND TO BEAT UC DAVIS 1-0

The Aztecs have posted shutouts in three of their first four matches
 
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September 10, 2021 (San Diego) - The Aztec men’s soccer team (2-0-2) scored the game-winning goal with one second left to knock off UC Davis (0-5-0) in dramatic fashion Friday evening on the SDSU Sports Deck.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES FALL TO DODGERS IN GAME ONE

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Wil Myers via @padres on Twitter 
 
September 10, 2021 (Los Angeles) - After dealing with the Angels at home, the Padres started a very long road trip, starting in L.A. against the other L.A. team, the Dodgers.  Grossmont High alum Joe Musgrove started against Julio Urias for the Dodgers.

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ECM PADRES REPORT: BIG SECOND INNING GIVES PADRES SPLIT OVER L.A.

By Liz Alper
 
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September 8, 2021 (San Diego) - Last night, the Padres raised the middle finger to Blake Snell, who almost pitched a perfect game, and lost.  They looked to split with the Angels tonight with Mike Mayers  on the mound for L.A. against Yu Darvish.

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ECM PADRES REPORT: SNELL NEARLY PERFECT, BUT PADRES SHUT OUT BY ANGELS

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Blake Snell via @padres on Twitter 
 
September 7, 2021 (San Diego) - The Padres have won two straight and they looked to make it four in the last home-at-home with the Angels.  Packy Naughton started tonight’s game one for L.A. against Blake Snell.

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CASTRO SCORES, BUT SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER COMES UP SHORT

Aztecs outshot Long Beach State 19-to-8, but couldn’t convert that advantage into a victory

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September 5, 2021 (San Diego) - an Diego State generated season-highs in shots and shots on goal, but it wasn’t enough to secure a victory as the women’s soccer team fell to Long Beach State 2-1 on Sunday night at the SDSU Sports Deck. 


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ECM PADRES REPORT: THE CRONE ZONE WALKS IT OFF FOR A SERIES WIN

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  the Padres honored the 10 servicemembers from Camp Pendleton that died in Kabul before the game.  Via @padres on Twitter 
 
September 5, 2021 (San Diego) - The Padres rebounded in a big way last night. They looked to take the series against Houston today with Luis Garcia on the mound for the Stros against Chris Paddack.

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SDSU FOOTBALL WEEK ONE: ROUGH FIRST HALF LEADS TO AZTECS WIN IN SECOND

 

By Liz Alper

 
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September 4, 2021 (Carson, Calif.) - Aztec football is finally back and in the first game of the season, the red and black took on the New Mexico State Aggies.

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SDSU VOLLEYBALL FALLS TWICE AT GAUCHO INVITE

Aztecs defeated by No. 21 Pepperdine, Kansas State on Saturday

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September 4, 2021 (Santa Barbara) - The San Diego State volleyball team came up short in its two matches at the Gaucho Invitational on Saturday, dropping a pair of four-set decisions to No. 21 Pepperdine (19-25, 16-25, 25-21, 18-25) and Kansas State (19-25, 25-18, 23-25, 16-25) inside The Thunderdome.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: NIGHT OF CRUSHED HOME RUNS GIVES PADRES BIG WIN

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Manny Machado had the first big homer of the night. Via @padres on Twitter 
 
September 4, 2021 (San Diego) - Last night, the Padres battled hard, but eventually fell to the Astros.  They tried again tonight with Framber Valdez on the mound for Houston against Grossmont High alum Joe Musgrove.

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ECM PADRES REPORT: STROS CLAW BACK TO TAKE GAME ONE

By Liz Alper
 
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September 3, 2021 (San Diego) - The Padres failed in sweeping the Dbacks, so they came home and took a break from the National League for a little bit with a weekend series against the Astros.  Jose Urquidy started tonight’s game one for Houston against Jake Arrieta.

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SDSU MEN'S SOCCER EARNS 1-1 DRAW AT CAL POLY

The Aztecs are undefeated through their first three matches for the first time since 2016

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September 3, 2021 (San Luis Obispo) - he Aztec men’s soccer team (1-0-2) tied Cal Poly (1-1-1) on the road 1-1 Friday evening. The Aztecs scored in the opening minute of the second half and then saw the Mustangs score the equalizer in the 55th minute.


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SDSU VOLLEYBALL NETS FIRST WIN; ROLLS PAST UCSB IN THREE SETS

Victoria O’Sullivan leads Aztecs with 15 kills and .519 efficiency

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September 3, 2021 (Santa Barbara) - Behind an efficient offense and a sturdy defense, the San Diego State volleyball team rolled to its first victory of the season on Friday with a 3-0 triumph (25-20, 25-19, 25-15) over UC Santa Barbara in its opening match of the Gaucho Invitational at The Thunderdome.


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SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER OUTGUNNED BY WASHINGTON STATE

San Diego State was outshot by the Cougars 19-to-3 and lost 3-0 on Thursday.

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September 2, 2021 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s soccer team played the Washington State Cougars nearly straight up for the first 85 minutes, allowing only one goal, but a pair of late Cougars tallies put the game away in a 3-0 win over the Aztecs on the SDSU Sports Deck on Thursday night.


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SDSU CROSS COUNTRY PLACES THIRD AT UC IRVINE'S ANTEATER OPENER

Jessica Kain was the top Aztec finisher, placing sixth

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September 1, 2021 (Irvine) - The Aztec cross country team placed third at the UC Irvine’s Anteater Opener, their first meet of the 2021 season. Jessica Kain was the top Aztec finisher, coming in sixth place with a time of 14:22.5 in the 4k.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES FAIL TO COMPLETE SWEEP; GO BACK TO LOSING

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Trent Grisham via @padres on Twitter 
 
September 1, 2021 (Phoenix) - The Padres kicked off September with a 71-62 record in third place in the NL West.  They’ve also taken two out of three from the Dbacks and looked to complete the sweep today with Yu Darvish on the mound against Luke Weaver for the Dbacks.

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ECM PADRES REPORT: SNELL IMMACULATE AS PADRES TAKE SERIES

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Blake Snell was fire tonight, pitching seven innings with no hits, no walks, no runs and 10 strikeouts.  Via @padres on Twitter 
 
August 31, 2021 (Phoenix) - The Padres got back on the winning track last night despite Ketel Marte’s grand slam.  They went for the series tonight with Blake Snell on the mound against Zac Gallen for Arizona.

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SDSU MEN'S SOCCER SHUTS OUT LMU, EARNS 0-0 DRAW

The Aztecs begin the season with consecutive shutouts for the first time since 2005

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August 30, 2021 (Los Angeles) - The Aztec men’s soccer team (1-0-1) earned a 0-0 draw at No. 17 LMU (1-0-1) Monday evening, their second consecutive shutout to begin the season.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: BACK ON THE WINNING TRACK…FOR NOW

By Liz Alper

Photo: Fernando Tatis had a three hit, three RBI night. Via @padres on Twitter 

 

August 30, 2021 (Phoenix) - After a nice rare Sunday day off, the Padres were back in action and back to the NL West with three games against the Diamondbacks in Phoenix.  Chris Paddack started tonight’s game one against Tyler Gilbert for Arizona.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: BACK TO LOSING; PADS SPLIT AGAINST ANGELS

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Manny Machado via @padres on Twitter 
 
August 28, 2021 (Anaheim) - Last night was the Padres’ first good night in a while, with Grossmont High alum Joe Musgrove getting another complete game shutout.  Tonight, the Padres looked for the sweep with Ryan Weathers on the mound against Jose Suarez for the Angels.

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SDSU VOLLEYBALL FALLS IN FIVE-SET HEARTBREAKER AT SAM HOUSTON

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August 28, 2021 (Huntsville, Texas) - Despite playing its best match of the weekend, the San Diego State volleyball team found victory once again elusive on Saturday, as Sam Houston dealt the Aztecs a five-set heartbreaker (23-25, 25-13, 25-14, 15-25, 9-15) at the season-opening Bearkat Invitational inside Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: GROSSMONT HIGH ALUM GETS COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT AS PADRES FINALLY WIN

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  the Grossmont High alum was impressive tonight, pitching all nine innings, striking out nine and only giving up three hits and two walks.  Via @padres on Twitter 
 
August 27, 2021 (Anaheim) - After a horrible series against the Dodgers where they were swept, the Padres headed up to Anaheim for a quick two-game series against the other L.A. team, the Angels.  Grossmont High alum and Padres sole no-hitter owner Joe Musgrove started against Cooper Criswell in his major league debut for L.A.

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SDSU VOLLEYBALL DROPS TWO SEASON-OPENING MATCHES IN TEXAS

Aztecs fall to Houston Baptist, Sam Houston on day one of Bearkat Invite

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August 27, 2021 (Huntsville, Texas) -  The San Diego State volleyball team opened its 2021 fall campaign on a sour note Friday, dropping a pair of 3-0 decisions to Houston Baptist (17-25, 22-25, 16-25) and Sam Houston (18-25, 18-25, 20-25) at the Bearkat Invitational.


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