Hounds blank Adams State in opener

CNJ staff

ALAMOSA, Colo. — Sophomore forward Pablo Quintana scored twice as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team broke the game open with four goals in the final 30 minutes to blank Adams State 6-0 in the season opener for both teams on Friday.

Japanese freshman midfielder Eishu Kanemitsu got the Greyhounds on the board in the 22nd minute. Senior forward Emerson Rodrigues made it 2-0 late in the half with his 23rd career tally.

Freshman goalkeeper Chris Sheridan made four saves to record the 28th shutout win in the program’s history.

The Hounds open their home slate on Sunday with a noon contest against Colorado-Colorado Springs at the ENMU pitch.

Zias drop pair — ENMU’s volleyball team won its first game on Friday, but it was downhill from there.

The Zias were beaten by Dallas Baptist 20-25, 25-23, 25-12, 25-17 and by St. Edward’s 25-16, 25-18, 25-17 in the Lady Buff Classic, hosted by West Texas A&M at Canyon, Texas.

It was the return to the coaching sidelines of Mike Maguire, who led the Zias’ program from 1987-2006 before relinquishing the position to concentrate on athletic director duties at the time.

Sophomore outside hitter Amber Durand had 20 kills and junior middle blocker Jessica King added 15 in the two matches for the Zias, who face Lubbock Christian and Western State (Colo.) today to finish play in the event.

Senior setter Veronica Valdez-Kent had 57 assists and 20 digs for the day, while King added 15 digs.