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AZTEC SOFTBALL WINS TWICE ON SATURDAY

 

SDSU outscores opponents 15-1 in doubleheader sweep

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Photo:  Alex Formby pitched eight innings without allowing an earned run in SDSU's two wins on Saturday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 11, 2017 (Fullerton) - The San Diego State softball team swept a pair of games in convincing fashion Saturday at the Louisville Slugger Invitational at Cal State Fullerton. The Aztecs (15-9) defeated Eastern Michigan, 10-0, in five innings and then knocked off Longwood, 5-1.

THREE STRIKES, YOU'RE OUT; AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL LOSES FOR THIRD TIME THIS SEASON AGAINST RAMS; ELIMINATED FROM MOUNTAIN WEST TOURNEY

 

 

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March 10, 2017 (Las Vegas) - Colorado State has been the Aztecs’ Achilles heel this season.  A thorn in their side.  A bee in their bonnet.  Pick whatever idiom you want.  

But tonight was different.  Tonight, in the Mountain West semifinals, the Aztecs would avenge the past two meetings with the Rams.  At least, that’s what they planned on doing.  But it ended up not working so well.

AZTECS LACROSSE EDGES ST. JOSEPH'S 13-12

 

 

Ikpe's late goal proves to be game winner

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March 10, 2017 (San Diego) - Ijeoma Ikpe scored on a free positon shot with just under seven minute left to break a tied contest and the Aztec defense held firm over the final 6:43 as SDSU defeated St. Joseph’s 13-12, Friday night at the SDSU Lacrosse Field.

SDSU SOFTBALL SPLITS A PAIR OF ONE-RUN GAMES ON FRIDAY

 

 

Aztecs beat Boston University 11-10 in eight innings and fall to Harvard 5-4

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Photo:  Molly Sturdivant homered in each game as SDSU split Friday in Fullerton.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 10, 2017 (Fullerton, Calif.) - The San Diego State softball team split a pair of one-run games on the second day of the Louisville Slugger Classic Friday at Cal State Fullerton. The Aztecs (13-9) first defeated Boston Univ., 11-10, in eight innings before falling to Harvard, 5-4, in the nightcap.

AZTEC TRACK & FIELD'S ASHLEY HENDERSON ADVANCES IN NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP

 

 

Henderson is looking to become SDSU’s first national champion since 2014

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March 10, 2017 (College Station, Tex.) - San Diego State junior Ashley Henderson advanced to the finals of the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships after top-eight performances in the preliminaries of both events on the opening day of the national meet Friday.

SDSU BASEBALL: AZTECS OPEN CONFERENCE PLAY WITH 7-2 WIN AT NEVADA

 

 

Baseball uses long ball for late four-run rally

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Photo:  Brett Seeburger picked up his third win of the season in the Aztecs' victory over Nevada Friday afternoon.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 10, 2017 (Reno) -  San Diego State scored four times in the top of the eighth inning to break open a tight contest and went on to defeat Nevada, 7-2, Friday afternoon at Peccole Park in Reno. The victory came in the Aztecs’ 2017 Mountain West opener.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL TO CLASH WITH COLORADO STATE IN MOUNTAIN WEST SEMIS

 

 

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March 10, 2017 (Las Vegas) - Having reached the Mountain West semifinals for the 10th consecutive season, San Diego State faces Colorado State on Friday night at 9:30 p.m. PT in the event’s second semifinal game.  

The Aztecs reached the semifinal round by rallying from a 21-point deficit to defeat UNLV for an 11th consecutive time, 62-52 in overtime and in possibly their best overall performance of the season, defeated Boise State 87-68.

AZTECS SOFTBALL EDGED BY CAL STATE FULLERTON 2-0

 

SDSU’s four-game winning streak snapped

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Photo:  Kiera Wright had two of SDSU's four hits in the game.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 9, 2017 (Fullerton) - The San Diego State softball team saw its four-game winning streak snapped in a 2-0 loss at Cal State Fullerton Thursday night at the Louisville Slugger Classic.

The game was a pitchers’ duel between Aztec (12-8) freshman Marissa Moreno (Torrance, Calif.) and Titan (10-11) senior transfer Kelsey Kessler. Moreno (6-3) allowed two runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings, striking out five. Kessler (7-4), meanwhile, yielded just four hits and two walks in the complete game shutout, striking out four. SDSU junior Alex Formby (Orange, Calif.) relieved Moreno in the sixth and got the only batter she faced out.

BOYS BASKETBALL: HELIX SAILS BY GRANADA HILLS 60-52; ADVANCES TO ROUND II OF DIVISION IV CIF PLAYOFFS

 

UPDATE:  Helix will host West High School at 6 p.m. March 11

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March 8, 2017 (La Mesa) - In Round I of the Division IV CIF boys basketball playoffs, the Highlanders of Helix faced another set of Highlanders, those from Granada Hills Charter in Granada Hills, a city just north of Santa Monica.  Both team’s colors are green and white.  Both teams’ mascot is a highlander.  Both are charter schools.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL TO FACE BOISE STATE IN MOUNTAIN WEST QUARTERFINALS THURSDAY

 

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March 8, 2017 (Las Vegas) - San Diego State continues its quest to add to its Mountain West-best 10 men’s basketball championships when they face Boise State in the quarterfinal round of the Mountain West tournament on Thursday night.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF FINISHES 15TH AT SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATE

 

Junior PJ Samiere leads Aztecs with final-round 70

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Photo:  PJ Samiere tied for 17th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate this week.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 8, 2017 (Las Vegas) - The San Diego State men’s golf team completed its third tournament of the spring Wednesday, finishing 15th at the prestigious Southern Highlands Collegiate after recording a collective 11-over-par 298 during the final round at Southern Highlands Golf Club. 

AZTEC DIVER QUALIFIES FOR NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Divers conclude competition at Zone E Championships

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Photo:  Alexandra Caplan has qualified to compete at next week's NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships on the 3-meter springboard.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 8, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State divers wrapped up competition at the Zone E Diving Championships on Wednesday and learned that junior Alexandra Caplan has qualified for next week’s NCAA Championships on the 3-meter springboard.

SDSU BASEBALL: AZTECS FALL TO USC 1-0 ON UNEARNED RUN

 

Baseball sees five-game win streak end

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Photo:  Jorge Fernandez was one of seven SDSU pitchers in Tueday's contest vs. USC.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 7, 2017 (San Diego) - USC scored an unearned run in the top of the seventh inning and two relief pitchers made that marker stand up as the Trojans downed San Diego State, 1-0, Tuesday evening at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

SDSU SOFTBALL DOWNS DETROIT MERCY 5-2

 

Aztecs’ Zaria Meshack hits key two-run single in 2nd

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Photo:  Sydnee Cable hit a two-run HR in the bottom of the fifth vs. UDM on Tuesday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 7, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State overcame a wobbly start Tuesday to register its fourth straight victory with a 5-2 triumph over visiting Detroit Mercy in a non-conference game at SDSU Softball Stadium. With the win, the Aztecs raise their record to 12-7 on the year, while the Titans slip to 3-15 overall.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF IN 15TH AT SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATE

 

Aztecs remain in 15th in Las Vegas

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Photo:  PJ Samiere continues to lead the Aztecs at the Southern Highlands Collegiate in Las Vegas.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 7, 2017 (Las Vegas) - The San Diego State men’s golf team remained in 15th place after shooting a 12-over 300 on the second day of the Southern Highlands Collegiate at the Southern Highlands Golf Course.

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF WINS MEADOW CLUB INTERCOLLEGIATE

 

Four Aztecs finish among individual top 15

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Photo:  Sirene Blair logged her third top-five placement on the season Tuesday at the Meadow Club Intercollegiate.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 7, 2017 (Fairfax, Calif.) - Buoyed by four top-15 individual placements, the San Diego State women's golf team captured its second tournament crown of the season Tuesday at the Meadow Club Intercollegiate after shooting a collective even-par 288 during the final round at the historic par-72, 6,167-yard Meadow Club.

PADRES WIN FRIENDLY AGAINST MEXICO 7-3

 

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March 7, 2017 (Peoria, Ariz.) - Padres spring training continued today with a special exhibition game against the Mexican national team.  Walter Lockett started on the mound for the Padres against Luis Mendoza for Mexico.

PETCO PARK TO HOST SECOND ROUND OF WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC MARCH 14-19

 

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March 7, 2017 (San Diego) - The second round of the World Baseball Classic will be held in San Diego at the home of the Padres, Petco Park, from March 14-19.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: ALLEN NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

 

Allen is third straight defensive player of the year for SDSU

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March 7, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior guard Dakarai Allen has been named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year by the league’s head coaches, the conference announced today. Allen also landed on the all-defensive team, while Trey Kell was a third-team pick and Jeremy Hemsley was an honorable mention selection.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF COMPLETES DAY ONE AT SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATE

 

Aztecs to tee off for round two on Tuesday at 10:20 a.m.

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Photo:  PJ Samiere led the Aztecs with a 74 during the opening round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 6, 2017 (Las Vegas) - The San Diego State men’s golf team finds itself in 15th place at the highly competitive Southern Highlands Collegiate after shooting a 19-over-par 307 on Monday during the opening round at Southern Highlands Golf Club. 

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF LEADS AFTER TWO ROUNDS IN BAY AREA

 

Aztecs hold one-shot advantage over BYU at Meadow Club Intercollegiate

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Photo:  Sirene Blair made one of the Aztecs' two eagles on the day in the first round at the Meadow Club Intercollegiate.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 6, 2017 (Fairfax, Calif.) - The San Diego State women's golf team vaulted to the top standings at the Meadow Club Intercollegiate Monday after shooting a collective 6-over-par 582 during the first two rounds at the exclusive par-72, 6,167 Meadow Club.

SDSU LACROSSE'S CASEY TAGGART NAMED MPSF DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Aztec senior collects first career weekly conference honor and team’s fourth of season

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March 6, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State lacrosse senior Casey Taggart was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Defensive Player of the Week for her exceptional performance in the Aztecs’ 14-8 home victory over Boston University on March 5, as announced Monday evening by the league office.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS FALLS TO SAN JOSE STATE IN MW CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Aztecs receive 19 points from McKynzie Fort

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March 6, 2017 (Las Vegas) - No. 9 seed San Diego State women’s basketball fell in the opening round of the 2017 Mountain West Championship to eighth-seeded San José State, 76-58, at Thomas & Mack Center.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS' MCKYNZIE FORT NAMED ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST HONOREE

 

Fort is one of four Aztecs to earn All-MW accolades each of her first three seasons at SDSU

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March 6, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s basketball junior guard McKynzie Fort earned an All-Mountain West accolade for the third consecutive season, the conference office announced Monday.

SDSU FOOTBALL'S DANNY GONZALES NAMED DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

 

Safeties coach has been with the Aztec staff since 2011

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March 6, 2017 (San Diego) - Danny Gonzales, who has been the safeties coach with the San Diego State football team since 2011, helping the Aztecs to a league-high three Mountain West titles over that span, has been promoted to defensive coordinator by head coach Rocky Long.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS UPENDS BOISE STATE 4-1

 

Aztecs defeat Broncos in Mountain West opener for both schools

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Photo: Sander Gjoels-Andersen was a doubles winner.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 5, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s tennis team returned to the win-column Sunday with a 4-1 triumph over Boise State in the Mountain West opener for both squads at Aztec Tennis Center.  The Aztecs (5-5, 1-0 MW) captured a thrilling doubles point, before reeling off three victories in singles play to level their record on the year, while the Broncos (2-13, 0-1 MW dropped their seventh straight.

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS CAPTURES 4-3 WIN OVER BROWN

 

Aztecs come out on top in close contest against the Bears

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March 5, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s tennis team bounced back after yesterday’s loss to Hawai’i to grab a win today over Brown University, 4-3. The Aztecs won the doubles point, giving them an edge moving into singles play.

SDSU BASEBALL: AZTECS COMPLETE SWEEP OF CAL POLY WITH 2-0 WIN

 

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March 5, 2017 (San Diego) - SDSU baseball played for the sweep of their weekend series against the Mustangs of Cal Poly this afternoon.  Freshman Hayden Petrovick got the first start of his career for the Aztecs against sophomore Bobby Ay for the Mustangs.

SDSU LACROSSE DOWNS BOSTON UNIVERSITY 14-8, WINS THIRD STRAIGHT

 

Five Aztecs score two goals apiece to key victory

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Photo:  Natalie Peel was one of five Aztecs to score two goals Sunday vs. Boston U.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 5, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State lacrosse team picked up its third straight victory Sunday with a 14-8 win over visiting Boston University in a non-conference clash at Aztec Lacrosse Field.

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