Aggies Sweep Broncos To Stay In Second Place In The WAC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team dominated Boise State picking up another sweep (25-16, 25-23, 25-12) in the Pan American Center, Thursday, Nov. 5.

The Aggies go to 15-8 overall and 10-3 in Western Athletic Conference play as junior Kayleigh Giddens (Lubbock, Texas) tallied a match-high 15 kills and sophomore libero Kelsi Phillips (Scottsdale, Ariz.) marked a match-high 14 digs.

The Aggies posted a season-high .356 hitting percentage, while holding the Broncos to a .109 hitting percentage. NM State also out-blocked BSU 10-3 with senior Erin Birmingham (Riverside, Mo.) leading the way with four total blocks.

"I was really happy with our start tonight and being at home really helped," head coach Mike Jordan said. "Overall, I was really happy with the way we played as a team. I thought our serving was a lot better tonight and we have really been working hard on that over this past week."

Sophomore setter Jennah DeVries (Denver, Colo.) marked a match-high 31 assists, while freshman Lilly Wolfe (Denver, Colo.) marked 11 of her own. The Aggies had 43 total assists as BSU marked 28 on the night.

The Aggies had six of their blocks in set one holding the Broncos to a .105 attack percentage. The Aggies had 16 kills on 32 attacks with only three errors with Giddens leading the way with six kills to help the Aggies win 25-16.

Set two was much closer with the Aggies coming out on top 25-23. NM State spread the ball around with Giddens picking up five kills, Birmingham marking four kills and sophomore Kelsey Brennan tallying three of her eight total kills.

Set three set saw NM State post a .519 hitting percentage with 16 kills and two errors on 27 attacks. The Aggies held BSU to a .074 hitting percentage while out-digging the Broncos 12-6.

NM State now faces Idaho in the Pan American Center, Saturday, Nov. 7. NM State invites all fans to come out and honor the four seniors on the team for Senior Night.