NMSU Volleyball Sweeps William & Mary

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - New Mexico State volleyball closed out its run at the Wildcat Classic with a win over William and Mary on Saturday. The Aggies swept the Tribe 25-19, 25-22, 25-12 to finish the tournament.

"We finished well. We were tired, obviously, but worked through it," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We were able to play some younger players in the match and they performed well."

How It Happened

New Mexico State (7-5) took an early 9-4 lead over the Tribe (2-11) to start the match. W&M surged back and chipped away at the NM State advantage until William & Mary led 14-13. The Aggies did not give up and a four-point run put New Mexico State ahead of the Tribe. NM State held on to its lead and took the first set 25-19.

The teams kept the second set close and both teams fought for every point. The Aggies pulled away, taking a 21-17 lead over the Tribe late in the set but W&M charged back coming within a point of New Mexico State. Despite William & Mary's late comeback, the Aggies held on for the 25-22 win.

NM State started the third set by outscoring W&M 3-0. The Aggies gave up a similar run to the Tribe but countered by taking an eight-point lead over William & Mary. New Mexico State continued to dominate over the Tribe and closed out the sweep with a 25-12 victory.

By the Numbers

New Mexico State recorded 45 kills and 43 digs as a team. NM State served five aces and did not have a single reception error in the match. Tatyana Battle recorded a double-double with 11 kills and 10 digs. She also led the team with a pair of aces. Kassandra Tohm followed closely behind Battle, recording 10 kills of her own.

For their next match, the Aggies take on UTEP in the Battle of I-10 at the Pan American Center on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. (MT).