The Daily Aggie :: 09/08/10

The Aggie volleyball team make it a baker's dozen last night as they swept the Miners for their 13th straight victory in the I-10 series. It was a bit of an odd night statistically as the only player in double-digit kills for either team was Kayleigh Giddens who finished with 15 kills. The Miners actually had more kills in two of the three sets than did the Aggies, 14-12 in set one and 15-10 in set two, however, the Miners committed eight errors in set one and nine errors in set two.

Also, a lot of times when you see a team with somewhat lower kill numbers in a set, the hitting percentage for that team is generally fairly low also (somewhere in the .100s) but not so for the Aggies last night. They hit .393 and .318 respectively in sets one and two. The Aggies were so efficient last night that only two players, Kayleigh Giddens and Rocio Gutierrez, hit under .300 last night. Stephanie Ziegler, Whitney Woods and Kelsey Brennan combined for 19 kills and they had a total of just two attack errors between the three of them.

What it all adds up to is a 3-0 sweep and the Aggies' 13th straight victory over their rivals.

Be sure to check out this week's interview with Aggie head football coach DeWayne Walker. Coach Walker and the rest of the Aggies are preparing for the season opener on Saturday against San Diego State.

Coach Walker gave us a unit-by-unit rundown of the 2010 Aggie football team and we also asked him to give us a couple of players who will quickly become household names for Aggie fans. Check out the interview to find out who those two players are.

Also, be sure to check out video from yesterday's media press conference courtesy of the guys at AggieVision.

On to today's links...

Aggie Football
The SDSU athletic website has quotes from yesterday's media press conference.

The Albuquerque Journal talks about the Aggies' task of limiting the SDSU offense (subscription required).

The Sports Network previews Saturday's matchup between the Aggies and Aztecs. They predict a 31-17 SDSU victory.

Brandon Moor of The Bleacher Report shares this week's WAC football power rankings.

Aggie Volleyball
The NM State athletic website recaps the Aggie victory.

The UTEP athletic website recaps the Aggies' victory and also has a couple of photo galleries.

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