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BOYS LACROSSE: HILLERS TOP SAINTS 7-2

 

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March 29, 2017 (El Cajon) - Grossmont High varsity boys lacrosse faced the Saints of St. Augustine High tonight.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS STYMIED BY NO. 22 STANFORD

 

Aztecs drop seventh straight dual match

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March 29, 2017 (Rancho Sante Fe) - The San Diego State men’s tennis team stepped off campus for a non-conference dual match against No. 22 Stanford on Wednesday, but came up on the wrong side of a 4-0 decision at Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club. With the loss, the Aztecs dropped their seventh in a row, falling to 5-12 on the year, while the Cardinal improve to 10-4 overall.

AZTECS BASEBALL SUFFERS 2-0 SHUTOUT AT USC

 

SDSU drops second game of season to Trojans

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Photo:  Andrew Martinez had two hits against USC Tuesday night in Los Angeles.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 28, 2017 (Los Angeles) - For the second time in three weeks, USC held the San Diego State scoreless over nine innings, this time registering a 2-0 victory over SDSU Tuesday evening at Dedeaux Field in Los Angeles. SDSU could not dent the run column in two meetings with the Trojans this season, losing by a 1-0 score line San Diego back on March 7.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF FINISHES FOURTH AT DUCK INVITATIONAL

 

Aztecs’ Gunn Yang ties for 10th individually

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Photo:  Gunn Yang (above) and Blake Abercrombie tied for 10th at the Oregon Duck Invitational this week.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 28, 2017 (Eugene, Ore.) - The San Diego State men’s golf team finished in fourth place at the Duck Invitational on Tuesday after firing a combined 8-over-par 292 during the final round at Eugene Country Club.  The Aztecs were unable to gain ground in the standings, however, completing the 28th annual event with a 54-hole total of 17-over 869 on the par-71, 7,020-yard track.

AZTEC TRACK & FIELD'S HENDERSON NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

 

This is her second career weekly honor

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March 28, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State track and field junior Ashley Henderson was named the Mountain West Outdoor Women’s Track Athlete of the Week for her performance at the 39th annual Aztec Invitational this weekend.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF REMAINS IN FOURTH AFTER DAY ONE IN OREGON

 

Aztecs’ Nahum Mendoza III, Blake Abercrombie tied for 12th individually

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Photo Nahum Mendoza III fired a team-low 69 in round one of the Duck Invite on Monday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 27, 2017 (Eugene, Ore.) - The San Diego State men’s golf team finds itself in fourth place after shooting a collective 9-over par 577 on Monday during the first 36 holes of the Duck Invitational at Eugene Country Club. The Aztecs carded rounds of 284-293 to remain 17 shots behind front-runner Oregon on the par-71, 7,020-yard course layout.

SDSU LACROSSE PICKS UP TWO MPSF WEEKLY AWARDS

 

Kristen Hickey named top defensive player; Taylor Sullivan selected rookie of the week

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March 27, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State lacrosse program garnered two Mountain Pacific Sports Federation accolades on Monday as senior Kristen Hickey earned Defensive Player of the Week honors, while freshman Taylor Sullivan received Rookie of the Week recognition. The two certificates represent the second weekly conference awards this season for the Aztec teammates, giving SDSU six overall.

AZTECS SWEEP WEEKLY BASEBALL PLAYER AND PITCHER HONORS

 

Adkison, Seeburger named Player and Pitcher of the Week

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March 27, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State outfielder Tyler Adkison has earned Mountain West Baseball Player of the Week honors for the second week in a row, while Aztec senior Brett Seeburger was named MW Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played through Sunday, March 26, 2017. It is the first MW weekly accolade of Seeburger’s career.

AZTECS BASEBALL: FRESNO STATE RALLIES TO DEFEAT SDSU 8-7

 

Three-run ninth allows Bulldogs to erase two-run deficit

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Photo:  Julian Escobedo's two-run single gave the Aztecs a late 7-5 lead.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 26, 2017 (Fresno) - Fresno State rallied for three runs in the bottom of the final inning to overcome a two-run deficit and defeat San Diego State 8-7 to capture the final game of their weekend series after the Aztecs had won the opening pair of contests.

SDSU LACROSSE: WATSON NETS GOLDEN GOAL FOR AZTECS IN DOUBLE OVERTIME WIN OVER CAL

 

 

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March 26, 2017 (San Diego) - After SDSU lacrosse notched a big win on Friday night against St. Mary's, ECM returned to Aztec Lacrosse Field on Sunday afternoon when the Aztecs took on the Cal Golden Bears.

SDSU SOFTBALL DROPS SERIES FINALE TO COLORADO STATE 11-5

 

Aztecs record 12 hits in loss

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Photo:  Zaria Meshack had three hits.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 26, 2017 (Fort Collins, Colo.) - The San Diego State softball team dropped an 11-5 decision to Colorado State in the series finale Sunday at Ram Field. The Aztecs (18-13, 2-4 MW) had 12 hits in the game, but left eight on base and committed three errors.

AZTEC TRACK & FIELD'S ASHLEY HENDERSON SETS SDSU RECORD AT AZTEC INVITATIONAL

 

Henderson’s time in the 100 was the fastest in the NCAA this year

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March 25, 2017 (San Diego) - Junior Ashley Henderson ran the fastest 100-meter dash in the NCAA this season and in San Diego State history during the second day of the 39th annual Aztec Invitational Saturday.

AZTECS BASEBALL SWEEPS DOUBLEHEADER AT FRESNO STATE

 

Seeburger tosses eight-inning one-hitter in game two

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March 25, 2017 (Fresno) - San Diego State captured both ends of a doubleheader against Fresno State at Beiden Field on Saturday to take sole possession of second place in the Mountain West. The Aztecs began the day with a close 5-4 win over the Bulldogs before cruising to a 12-0 victory in the nightcap behind a one-hit shutout effort by Brett Seeburger and Marcus Reyes.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS FALLS TO NO. 42 UTAH STATE 4-1

 

Aztecs drop sixth straight dual match

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Photo:  Milen Ianakiev (above) and Marko Goles-Babic combined for their fourth straight doubles win.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 25, 2017 (Logan, Utah) - Seeking some relief from its season-long losing streak, the San Diego State men’s tennis team took to the road this weekend, but came up on the short end of a 4-1 decision at 42nd-ranked Utah State Saturday in a Mountain West dual match at Sports Academy & Racquet Club. With the defeat, the Aztecs drop their sixth in a row, falling to 5-11 overall and 1-1 in conference play, while the Aggies raise their record to 13-7 on the year and 1-0 in the MW.

AZTEC SOFTBALL FALLS AT COLORADO STATE 7-4

 

SDSU-CSU series even at 1-1 

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Photo:  Frankie Orlando had two of SDSU's six hits.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 25, 2017 (Fort Collins, Colo.) - The San Diego State softball team was unable to overcome a six-run third inning for Colorado State in a 7-4 loss Saturday at Ram Field. The Aztecs (18-12, 2-3 MW) and the Rams (14-10, 2-3 MW) now each have one win apiece in the weekend series with the final game moved up to 11 a.m. MT (10 a.m. PT) Sunday with rain in the forecast.

NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO EDGES NO. 21 LMU ON THE ROAD 7-6

 

Benekou for the second straight game scores the winner

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March 25, 2017 (Los Angeles) - No. 12 San Diego State found itself in the same position as Friday and came away with the same result in defeating 21st-ranked LMU, 7-6, at Burns Aquatics Center in Los Angeles. The decision kept the Aztecs’ Golden Coast Conference sheet clean at 4-0 (13-9 overall) and dropped the Lions to 9-12 (1-1 GCC).

AZTEC TRACK & FIELD HAS STRONG SHOWING IN OPENING DAY OF AZTEC INVITATIONAL

 

Junior Lily Seynaeve ran the program’s 11th-fastest time in the 3,000 meters

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March 24, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State track and field team won three events in the opening day of the 39th annual Aztec Invitational Friday.

The two-day event saw SDSU take three of the top five spots in the 100-meter hurdles open, with senior Micha Auzenne capturing gold with a 13.45 time in her season debut in the event. Sophomore Sierra Brabham-Lawrence was second (13.63), while freshman Andrenette Knight, in her first 100 hurdles collegiate showing, was third at 13.73. Kassidy Ellis, also making her 2017 debut in the event, was fifth (14.70).

NO. 12 AZTECS WATER POLO RALLIES LATE TO DEFEAT T-NO. 25 CALIFORNIA BAPTIST

 

Aztecs win 9-8 to improve to 3-0 in GCC action

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March 24, 2017 (Riverside) - No. 12 San Diego State trailed by as many as three goals in the first half and received a goal from Ioli Benekou with 1:38 left in the fourth quarter to complete the rally and give the Aztecs a 9-8 road win at 25th-ranked California Baptist. SDSU is now 12-9 overall, 3-0 in the Golden Coast Conference and 22-0 all-time in GCC action.

SDSU SOFTBALL DOWNS COLORADO STATE 9-4

 

Aztecs record 16 hits to take the series opener

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March 24, 2017 (Fort Collins, Colo.) - San Diego State used 16 hits to down Colorado State, 9-4, in the series opener Friday at Colorado State. Down by a 4-3 margin, the Aztecs (18-11, 2-2 MW) scored the final six runs of the game and got out of multiple jams to secure the win.

AZTECS WOMEN'S TENNIS DROPS 5-2 DECISION TO PRINCETON

 

SDSU falls to Tigers in last non-conference match

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March 24, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s tennis team looked to snap its three match-losing streak against the Princeton Tigers on Friday, but fell to the Ivy League team 5-2 in its final non-conference dual of the season at the Aztec Tennis Center.

GIRLS LACROSSE: EAGLES WITHSTAND MONARCHS' SECOND HALF RALLY TO WIN 5-3

 

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March 23, 2017 (El Cajon) - Tonight, Monte Vista and Granite Hills High girls lacrosse squared off in both schools’ second game of conference play.  Both schools sported winning records, with the Monarchs at a solid 7-2 and the Eagles at 3-2.

CHASSION GRIGGS ELEVATED TO SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER ASSISTANT COACH

 

Former volunteer assistant coach promoted to full-time status

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March 23, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s soccer head coach Mike Friesen announced on Friday that he has elevated Chassion Griggs to the position of assistant coach. Griggs previously served as a volunteer assistant coach under Friesen for two seasons.

SDSU WATER POLO: ISRAELS NAMED GCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR SECOND TIME IN 2017

 

Senior is first player this season to earn weekly award twice

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March 23, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior utility Caroline Israels has been named the Golden Coast Conference Co-Player of the Week, the league announced on Thursday morning. Israels shares her second award of the season with LMU’s Hana Vilanova.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: TREY KELL NAMED TO NABC ALL-DISTRICT 17 SECOND TEAM

 

Kell is a two-time honoree

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March 22, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State junior guard Trey Kell has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 17 Second Team, the Association announced on Wednesday. It is the second consecutive season the San Diego native has earned the distinction.

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF FINISHES EIGHTH AT MARCH MAYHEM

 

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Photo:  Natalie Vivaldi won two matches on Tuesday at the SDSU March Mayhem.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 21, 2017 (Rancho Santa Fe) - The San Diego State women's golf team capped off the 2017 SDSU March Mayhem match-play event with an eighth-place finish after dropping a trio of 3-2 decisions on Tuesday at The Farms Golf Club. The Aztecs experienced a narrow setback to Mountain West rival Fresno State in the completion of Monday's suspended second round, followed by a pair of close defeats to Old Dominion and Northwestern, respectively, in consolation play.

AZTECS BASEBALL USES BIG INNING TO DEFEAT LONG BEACH STATE 12-5

 

Adkison, Martinez drive in three runs apiece in win over Dirtbags

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Photo:  Andrew Martinez had two hits including a two-run homer and a total of three RBI in the win over Long Beach State Tuesday evening.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 21, 2017 (San Diego) - For the second straight game, San Diego State put together a big inning to break open a close game as it went on to defeat Long Beach State, 12-5, Tuesday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

MATADORS BASEBALL ROUTED BY SAN DIEGO HIGH 12-3

 

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March 21, 2017 (Spring Valley) - ECM got its first taste of high school varsity baseball today as the 2-2 Mount Miguel Matadors competed in the Grossmont-Metro-City Tournament against the San Diego High School Cavers.  Senior Connor White started on the mound for the Matadors.

SDSU'S MEN'S GOLF: BLAKE ABERCROMBIE NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST MEN'S GOLFER OF THE WEEK

 

Aztec junior collects first conference weekly accolade

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March 21, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Blake Abercrombie (Rocklin, Calif.) was selected Mountain West Men’s Golfer of the Week for tournaments played March 12-20, as announced Tuesday by the league office. With his award, the Aztec junior garnered the first conference weekly/monthly accolade of his career and first for SDSU this season.

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