The Daily Aggie :: 09/29/11

The Aggie volleyball team is back in action tonight as they host Idaho in a WAC battle. The Vandals come into the match with a 6-8 record and 1-1 in WAC play. The Vandals' conference loss came at the hands of Hawai', however, the Vandals played well against the Wahine taking a set off of them and losing two of the sets by just four points.

The Vandals are led by sophomore Allison Walker who is averaging 3.96 kills per set. Alicia Milo is averaging 3.75 kills per set. The duo is hitting .201 and .188 respectively. Idaho is a solid blocking team averaging 2.58 blocks per set. Cassie Hamilton averages 4.42 digs per set and the kill leaders Walker and Milo are averaging 2.62 and 2.12 digs per set respectively.

The Vandals average just 0.83 service aces per set and are giving up 1.27 service aces as teams have recorded 61 service aces against Idaho. The Aggies are averaging 1.1 service aces per set and are coming off a match against Louisiana Tech in which they recorded nine service aces.

Idaho as a team is hitting .210 while the Aggies are holding opponents to a .142 attack percentage. If the Aggies can neutralize the Idaho block and hold the Vandals under their season hitting percentage, they'll have a very good chance to win the match. This has been a very even series with the two teams each owning 12 wins against the other. Last season the Aggies had to rally from down 0-2 to win the match in Las Cruces before winning 3-1 up in Moscow.

Tonight's match is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. (MT) first serve and can be seen on

On to today's links...

Aggie Football
Teddy Feinberg of the Las Cruces Sun-News notes that despite the coaching change at UNM, their style shouldn't change must. (subscription required)

Teddy Feinberg also features the new Aggie offense. (subscription required)

Teddy Feinberg blogs about the Aggie offense needing to add a new wrinkle to the offense this week.

Teddy Feinberg also blogs about the improved play from the Aggies this season.

Richard Stevens of previews Saturday's game.

Tristen Critchfield of the Albuquerque Journal takes a look at the difficult job of coaching at New Mexico State.

The Sports Network previews this weekend's rivalry battle. ABC 7 in Albuquerque provides a video report on the Lobos.

Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal shares his weekly WAC football rankings.

Aggie Volleyball
The Idaho athletic website previews tonight's match.

Jason Groves of the Las Cruces Sun-News previews tonight's match.

Aggie Men's Basketball
Jason Groves of the Las Cruces Sun-News blogs about the Aggies' schedule and makes a prediction.

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