Aggie Volleyball Sweeps Louisiana Tech

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball continues its winning ways with Louisiana Tech by sweeping the Techsters at the Pan American Center, Saturday, Sept. 25.

NM State started strong in the first set scoring five consecutive points bringing the Aggies to a 13-6 lead. The Aggies continued their lead with senior outside hitter Kayleigh Giddens posting three consecutive kills for the Aggies totaling 10 for the set.

The Aggies ended the first set 25-18 with the kill by Giddens.

NM State started slow in the second set trailing LA Tech 8-4.  The Aggies took that as a challenge gaining momentum and catching up to the visitors 10-10 with junior middle hitter Michelle Kuester driving that momentum with the kill pushing the Aggies ahead 14-12.

The Aggies took a strong lead in the second half of the set with the help of freshman Rocio Gutierrez with six kills and helping bring NM State to an 18-14 lead. The Aggies finished the second set 25-18.

NM State exploded in the third set pulling into a strong lead 4-0 at the start. NM State continued that lead throughout the third set with a total of 16 kills for the Aggies.

"Offensively we were too tough for them," Head Coach Mike Jordan said. "We have to get better defensively, working on blocking and digging will only help us to continue to improve in the WAC."

The Aggies are now 8-7 in their season, 2-0 in the WAC and look forward to taking on nationally ranked Hawai'i, Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the Pan American Center beginning at 7p.m.