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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.

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF DEFEATS IOWA AT MARCH MAYHEM

 

Aztecs down Hawkeyes 3-2 in round one; second-round match suspended

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Photo:  Natalie Vivaldi posted the clinching victory in the Aztecs' 3-2 win over Iowa on Monday.  Courtesy goztecs.com

March 20, 2017 (Rancho Santa Fe) - The San Diego State women’s golf team opened the SDSU March Mayhem match-play tournament with a 3-2 victory over Iowa in the opening round Monday at The Farms Golf Club.

PADRES WALK IT OFF ON BETHANCOURT'S HOMER

 

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March 20, 2017 (Peoria, Ariz.) - The Texas Rangers came to Peoria Sports Complex tonight for a rare spring training night game.  Clayton Richard started on the mound for the Padres against Nick Martinez for the Rangers.

ADKISON NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Junior outfielder hits .688 with three homers, 11 RBI over four contests

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March 20, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State outfielder Tyler Adkison has earned Mountain West Baseball Player of the Week honors for games played through Sunday, March 19, 2017. It is the first MW weekly accolade of the season Adkison, a junior from Culver City, Calif.

AZTECS BASEBALL CAPTURES SERIES WITH 13-5 VICTORY OVER UNLV

 

Nevarez, Adkison tally five RBI apiece in win over Rebels

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Photo:  Dean Nevarez drove in five rins with a pair of home runs.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 19, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State put together a seven-run sixth inning to break open a close contest and went on to defeat UNLV 13-5 Sunday afternoon at Tony Gwynn Stadium. With the win, the Aztecs captured the weekend series against the Rebels (two games to one) and improved to 13-7 (4-2 Mountain West) on the season.

AZTECS WOMEN'S TENNIS DROPS DECISION TO NO. 37 DARTMOUTH 5-2

 

SDSU fails to overcome the nationally ranked Big Green

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March 19, 2017 (San Diego) - he San Diego State women’s tennis team fell to 37th-ranked Dartmouth College on Sunday afternoon at the Aztec Tennis Center. The Aztecs fell to the Big Green in close doubles matches and were unable to make up the points in singles play.

AZTECS SOFTBALL AVOIDS SWEEP BY BULLDOGS WITH 6-3 WIN

 

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March 19, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State softball wrapped up their first series in conference play today against Fresno State, trying to avoid the sweep.  Sophomore Julie McDonald started on the mound for the Aztecs against another sophomore, Kamalani Dung, for the Bulldogs.  

AZTEC ROWING WINS TWO TO FINISH HORNET INVITATIONAL

SDSU places first in Sunday’s second varsity eight, varsity four

 

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March 19, 2017 (Gold River, Calif.) - The San Diego State rowing team ended its final day at the Hornet Invitational on Sunday where they claimed two victories and a third place finish on Lake Natoma. The Aztecs showed their depth on Sunday, finishing in first place in both the second varsity eight and the varsity four races ahead of Loyola Marymount and Drexel University, but ended the varsity eight in third behind their two opponents.

BOYS BASKETBALL: HELIX DEFEATS IMMANUEL 80-69; ADVANCES TO STATE FINALS IN SACRAMENTO

 

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March 18, 2017 (La Mesa) - Helix High varsity boys basketball has paved their way to the finals.  Tonight, they faced Immanuel High School from Reedley, California.  The Eagles sport a 23-8 overall season record and an 8-2 league record and are the Central Section champions.

AZTECS BASEBALL REBOUNDS WITH 10-5 VICTORY OVER UNLV

 

SDSU uses 15-hit attack to even series with Rebels

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Photo:  Chase Calabuig had two doubles, a triple and scored three times.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 18, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State used a 15-hit attack along with some solid pitching as it defeated UNLV 10-5, Saturday afternoon at Tony Gwynn Stadium. With the win, the Aztecs evened the weekend series with the Rebels at a game apiece while improving their record to 12-7 overall and 3-2 in Mountain West play.

AZTEC TRACK & FIELD CAPTURES SIX EVENT TITLES ON SATURDAY

 

Sixteen collegiate-best marks for Aztecs were recorded during the day

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March 18, 2017 (San Diego/Irvine) - San Diego State track and field secured five individual event titles and tied the seventh-best mark in SDSU history with a win in the 4x100 relay on Saturday, competing at the Ross and Sharon Irwin Collegiate Invitational and the UC Irvine Spring Break Collegiate Classic.

SDSU LACROSSE FALLS TO COLUMBIA 14-11

 

Lions rally to snap Aztecs’ five-game winning streak

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Photo:  Kristen Hickey notched three goals and three ground balls.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 18, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State had its five-game winning streak snapped on Saturday as visiting Columbia claimed a 14-11 decision in a non-conference game at Aztec Lacrosse Field. With the loss, SDSU slips to 5-3 overall while the Lions improve to 5-2 on the season.

SDSU SOFTBALL EDGED BY FRESNO STATE 7-6

 

Aztecs record 14 hits in 7-6 loss to Bulldogs

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Photo:  Shelby Thompson tied a career high with three hits.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 18, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State dropped a 7-6 decision to Fresno State Saturday at SDSU Softball Stadium. The Aztecs (16-11, 0-2 MW) and Bulldogs (19-9, 2-0 MW) combined for 29 hits in the game, which featured three lead changes.

AZTEC ROWING FINISHES SUCCESSFUL FIRST DAY AT HORNET INVITATIONAL

 

SDSU places first in all but one race

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March 18, 2017 (Gold River, Calif.) - The San Diego State rowing team traveled to Lake Natoma on Saturday where it finished first in six of seven races, with wins over American Athletic Conference foe Sacramento State and Saint Mary’s. The Aztecs raced eight boats in seven scheduled events today, first in morning races against the Hornets and versus the Gaels in the afternoon.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS EDGED BY ARIZONA 4-3

 

Aztecs drop fifth straight dual match

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Photo:  Rafael Gonzalez Almazan was a winner at No. 6 singles on Saturday vs. Arizona  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 18, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State looked to close out the weekend on a positive note Saturday, but visiting Arizona spoiled those plans with a 4-3 nail-biter over the Aztecs in a non-conference dual match on the final day of the San Diego Spring Break Tournament at Aztec Tennis Center.

NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO SPLITS TWO GAMES AT ROADRUNNER INVITATIONAL

 

Aztecs defeat Cal State East Bay, but fall to No. 11 Princeton

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March 18, 2017 (Bakersfield) - No. 12 San Diego State completed a four-game-in-three-day stretch on Saturday by splitting two games at the Roadrunner Invitational in Bakersfield. The Aztecs defeated Cal State East Bay, 15-4, before falling to No. 11 Princeton, 5-4. The two decisions put SDSU’s record for the season at 11-9.

SDSU BASEBALL: AZTECS DROP SERIES OPENER TO UNLV 5-3

 

SDSU unable to rebound from early five-run deficit

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Photo:  Andrew Brown had three hits and an RBI in the contest against UNLV Friday evening.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 17, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State was unable to overcome an early five-run deficit as it dropped a 5-3 decision to UNLV Friday evening at Tony Gwynn Stadium. With the loss, the Aztecs saw their record drop to 11-6 overall and 2-2 in the Mountain West.

AZTEC SOFTBALL FALLS TO FRESNO STATE 10-7

 

SDSU loses MW opener for first time since 2007

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Photo:  Molly Sturdivant's two-run homer in the first was not enough in a 10-7 Aztec loss to Fresno State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

March 17, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State rallied late, but was unable to come back from an 8-3 deficit in a 10-7 loss to Fresno State in the Mountain West opener for both teams Friday night at SDSU Softball Stadium.

BOYS LACROSSE: THREE HILLERS NET HAT TRICKS AS GROSSMONT TERRORIZES NORSEMEN 16-0

 

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March 17, 2017 (El Cajon) - In the midst of Helix basketball’s playoff run, spring sports have begun in East County’s high schools and on St. Patrick's Day, Valhalla High boys lacrosse traveled to Grossmont for an early season conference matchup which marked the beginning of conference play.  Both teams are struggling in the young season; the Norsemen are 0-4 and the Foothillers are 0-3.

NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO DOWNS FRESNO PACIFIC 14-9

 

SDSU improves to 2-0 in GCC action, 21-0 all-time in league

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March 17, 2017 (Fresno) - No. 12 San Diego State scored the game’s first six goals and never looked back in a 14-9 road victory over Fresno Pacific Friday night. The win moved the Aztecs to 2-0 in Golden Coast action (21-0 all-time) and 10-8 overall.

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