This week in NMSU athletics
Las Cruces, NM — The New Mexico State cross country team travels to Lawrence, Kan., on Saturday, Oct. 5, for the Rim Rock Collegiate Classic. Junior Diana Hawk leads the women’s team and has finished first overall in all four races this season. Hawk is joined by junior Megan McNally and senior Sarabel Bojorquez, who have finished second and third in last three races this season. The women’s team has won the last three meets. For the men, junior Nathan Starr continues to lead the team and paced the team at the Kachina Classic on Sept. 28, and finished fourth overall. He was followed by junior Hab Rubio, who looks to continue his improvement on Saturday.
Saturday’s game between New Mexico State (0-5) and the University of New Mexico (1-3, 0-1) is the 105th meeting between the I-25 rivals. The game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. (MT) start on Branch Field at University Stadium in Albuquerque, N.M. You can listen to all the action with the ‘Voice of the Aggies’ Jack Nixon and color analyst Preston Williams beginning at 4 p.m. on KRGT 104 FM. The game will be televised on ROOTS Sports, as Mark Neely and Sed Bonner bring you the action from the TV booth. The Lobos have a 67-31-5 lead in the series that began in 1893. The 105 games make the NM State-UNM series the 35th-longest in the NCAA record book. NM State has won three of the last four meetings in the series.
The New Mexico State men's tennis team heads out on the road for the Balloon Fiesta Invitational, Oct. 4-6, in Albuquerque, N.M.
The New Mexico State soccer team returns home to host Grand Canyon, Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. in their first-ever meeting at the NM State Soccer Complex.
The New Mexico State softball team opens fall play with a doubleheader versus cross-border rival UTEP on Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Aggies then host Western New Mexico, Oct. 6 at 9:30 p.m. All games will be played at the NM State Softball Complex and are free to all fans.
The New Mexico State volleyball team hosts three Western Athletic Conference matches this week in the Pan American Center. The Aggies take on Bakersfield, Monday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. (MT) before facing Idaho, Saturday, Oct. 5 and Seattle U, Sunday, Oct. 6. The matches on Saturday and Sunday both start at 12 p.m. Monday’s match against the Roadrunners is scheduled to air on TV as a part of the AggieVision productions, while the weekend matches are to air over the radio waves on KSNM AM 570.