NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Seattle

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State volleyball team swept Seattle U on Thursday night. The Aggies took down the Redhawks 25-13, 25-19, 25-21 for their first road win of the season.

"This was a good team win for us tonight. We had moments where we were really efficient and doing good things. I loved what we did defensively,” head coach Mike Jordan said. “Seattle U served it really tough which made it harder for us to score inside. I’d like to see more balance but I was pretty impressed with the effort tonight.”

How It Happened

The Aggies started off hot in the first set and Kassandra Tohm tallied four-straight kills to help New Mexico State take a five-point lead. The Redhawks charged back, coming within three of NM State, but New Mexico State remained in control and took a 17-9 advantage. The Aggies closed out the set by scoring a pair of points to take the set 25-13.

In the second set, NM State went point-for-point with Seattle U but pulled ahead 14-12 to force the Redhawks to take a timeout. New Mexico State built on its lead and held an 18-14 advantage before SU came within a point. The Aggies did not give up the lead and scored four-straight points to lead by five. The advantage was enough for NM to win the second set, 25-19.

New Mexico State began the third set by taking a 4-0 lead over the Redhawks. The Aggies continued to dominate and held a seven-point advantage until SU surged back and tied the match 12-12. NM State went back-and-forth with Seattle U but the Aggies pulled ahead 20-18 late in the set. The lead gave New Mexico State enough momentum to surge forward and claim the third set 25-21

By the Numbers

NM State recorded 46 kills and 50 digs in the match. The Aggies tied the Redhawks with five team blocks but led the match in assists 40-28. Briana Ainsworth posted a double-double with 20 assists and 10 digs. Tohm led all players with 17 kills and was followed by Sasha-Lee Thomas, who tallied 10.

For their next match, the Aggies travel to Utah Valley to face the Wolverines on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m. (MT).