The Aggie volleyball team heads to El Paso today to take on the UTEP Miners in round two of the Battle of I-10. Round one went decisively to the Aggies as they won in a sweep. We expect UTEP's Memorial Gym to be rocking tonight as the Miners are hoping to pack the gym with orange to counterbalance the wave of crimson that usually comes down from Las Cruces.
Much like Friday night's match, we expect the Aggie middles to be very successful against the Miner defense. We also expect that the Aggies will be ready for the setter dump from UTEP's Patty Jarmoc, something that Coach Jordan wasn't entirely thrilled with after the match on Friday night. This is the first of four matches the Aggies will play this week as they'll head to Baton Rouge, LA where they'll face No. 21 LSU, Rice and North Carolina.
Tonight's match against UTEP is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. first serve and can be heard on the radio in Las Cruces on KSNM AM 570 with Kyle Doperalski calling the action. Streaming audio will be available via Aggie Access (subscription required). Live Stats and streaming video will also be available via the UTEP athletic website (live video for a fee).
Be sure to check out our feature on the Aggie cross country program if you didn't visit the site yesterday because of the holiday (which we won't hold against you!)
On to today's links...
The NM State athletic website previews this week's matches.
The UTEP athletic website previews tonight's match.
Jason Groves of the Las Cruces Sun-News previews tonight's match.
Mark Clements of the LSU Reveille talks about the LSU volleyball team.
The Sports Network shares news and notes from the WAC.
Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal talks about the Aggies opening up their football season this week.
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