11/3/14Tess Hall, Soccer Tess Hall piled up seven points (three goals & an assist) to help UTEP capture the 2012 Border Championship. The Miners defeated a pair of quality foes in the form of 2011 Southland Conference Champions Texas State (3-1, Aug. 22) & 2011 Patriot League Champion Army (3-2, Aug. 26). Both of those opponents participated in the NCAA Tournament last year.
Hall scored twice against the Bobcats. Her first goal came after a scramble in the box which she put away to give UTEP a 1-0 lead. She then gave the home side some much-needed breathing room off a free kick. Hall brilliantly bent the ball over the wall, sailing it into upper 90's country.
The Miners fell behind 1-0 vs. Army but Hall changed the contest with her play after the tally. She provided the equalizer with a rocket from 35 yards out. She then helped set up the go-ahead tally with a nice pass to Jade Babcock, who fed it to Azia Nicholson for the goal. The effort by Hall allowed UTEP to score twice in a span of just under 10 minutes.
Jeane Horton, Volleyball Jeane Horton recorded a .567 hitting efficiency against Fresno State setting the school record in hitting percentage in five sets. The outside hitter hammered 17 kills on 30 attempts with zero errors against the Bulldogs. The junior posted a season-high 21 kills and hit .405 versus Arizona State. Horton had a stellar weekend ranking first in Conference USA with a .417 hitting percentage and second in kills averaging 4.25 per set. Horton led the Miners this weekend tallying three double-digit kill performances and earned El Paso Sports Commission All-Tournament honors.