Volleyball Match Recaps

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Volleyball Match Recaps

NMSU Volleyball Defeats Utah Valley 3-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team hosted Utah Valley in a Western Athletic Conference clash at the Pan American Center on Thursday night. The Aggies tamed the Wolverines 25-20, 25-27, 25-20, 26-24 for the team's 19th-straight victory at home.

"I am proud of the team for battling today. Halle Razo came off the bench and gave us a lift at the libero spot and played great," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We did a good job managing the game from the service line. We had four players with double-digit kills, which is a great thing."

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NMSU Volleyball Takes Down UTRGV In Five Sets

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EDINBURG, TX - The New Mexico State volleyball team defeated UT Rio Grande Valley 28-26, 14-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-7 on the road Saturday night to move into second place in the Western Athletic Conference Standings.

NM State (15-5, 5-2 WAC) took set one after both teams went back forth for the entirety of the set. UTRGV had a chance to take the set, up 24-22, but a service error followed by an ace from Jordan Pleasants and a kill from Megan Hart gave the Aggies a 25-24 lead. After the Vaqueros tied it at 26, a kill from Hart and an error on UT Rio Grande Valley gave New Mexico State the 28-26 win.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Chicago State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CHICAGO, IL – The New Mexico State volleyball team took on Chicago State at the Johnson Convocation Center in a Western Athletic Conference match on Saturday. The Aggies swept the Cougars 25-15, 25-18, 25-22 for their fourth-straight win.

"I'm happy to have gone 2-0 on this road trip," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We were fairly consistent but in that third set we lost our focus a bit. Overall, we did what we needed to do and now we get ready for next week."

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NMSU Volleyball Sweeps UMKC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

KANSAS CITY, MO - The New Mexico State volleyball team faced Kansas City at the Swinney Recreation Center in a Western Athletic Conference clash on Thursday night. The Aggies swept the Roos 25-15, 25-19, 25-20 for their first road victory of conference play.

"I’m really proud of the team. With all the injuries we have, we played really well tonight” head coach Mike Jordan said. “I thought we won the serve and pass game. We did a good job blocking the ball. I was also impressed with what we were doing offensively in the middle of the floor.”

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NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Grand Canyon

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team hosted Grand Canyon in a Western Athletic Conference match at the Pan American Center on Saturday. The Aggies swept the Lopes 25-15. 25-23, 25-16 for their 18th straight victory at home.

"I thought we won the serve and pass battle today. We did a good job blocking for most of the match," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We worked hard defensively for the second-straight match, which was huge for us. We had better contributions from our right-side players and our middles offensively and that's big as well."

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NMSU Volleyball Drops Five Set Match At CSU Bakersfield

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - The New Mexico State volleyball team faced CSU Bakersfield at the Icardo Center on Saturday. The Aggies fell to the Roadrunners 25-18, 21-25, 12-25, 25-15, 6-15 for their second-straight loss in Western Athletic Conference play.

How it Happened

NM State (10-5, (0-2 WAC) started the match going back-and-forth, but following a three-point rally that started with a kill by Megan Hart, the Aggies led CSUB (8-6, 2-0 WAC) 10-7. With Natalie Mikels serving, New Mexico State expanded their lead to six but the 'Runner did not go away easy and closed in on NM State, turning the lead to just three. Down the stretch, the Aggies had all the momentum, leading 17-10, when CSU Bakersfield called its second timeout. Despite a late four-score run by CSU Bakersfield, New Mexico State remained in control, taking the opening set 25-18.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Drops WAC Opener At Cal Baptist

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

RIVERSIDE, CA - The New Mexico State volleyball team opened Western Athletic Conference play with a five-set thriller against California Baptist at the Van Dyne Gym on Thursday night. The Aggies fell to the Lancers 23-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-20, 11-15 in their first league contest.

How it Happened

NM State (10-4) got off to a slow start, trailing CBU (10-3) by five early in the opening set. The Aggies clawed their way back to come within a pair down the stretch but quickly fell behind 17-13. With Halle Razo serving, New Mexico State rallied, coming within a point of the Lancers before California Baptist called a timeout to stop NM State's momentum. Despite tying the set at 23-23, the Aggies couldn't find their rhythm and fell 25-23 in the first set.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps UT Martin

TUCSON, AZ - New Mexico State volleyball swept UT Martin at the McKale Center in the team's Wildcat Classic finale on Saturday. The Aggies defeated the Skyhawks 25-14, 25-12, 27-25 for the tournament victory.

"We played pretty efficiently today. I thought we served the ball pretty well in stretches, which was great," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We played good team defense and gave ourselves extra opportunities to score in transition. Overall, going 2-1 this weekend is not bad for this team. As young as we are to be 10-3, I'm fairly happy with that."

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NMSU Volleyball Splits A Pair Of Matches On First Day At Wildcat Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - New Mexico State volleyball took down UC Davis at the McKale Center to open the teams run at the Wildcat Classic. The Crimson and White defeated the opposition 26-24, 10-25, 25-16, 17-25, 15-8, in the five-set thriller.

"This UC Davis team gave us a run. They are definitely the best serving team we've faced all year and they are good defensively," head coach Mike Jordan said. "In a lot of ways, we were fortunate to win because we had long stretches of poor passing and bad swings. We gave up way too many point runs, but at the end of the day we kept plugging along and made plays when we needed."

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Tatyana Battle Named WAC Volleyball Offensive Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO – New Mexico State volleyball's Tatyana Battle was named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. This is the senior's first WAC honor this season and third of her career as an Aggie.

Battle averaged 3.47 points and 3.25 kills last week, helping NM State to a 4-0 record. She was named MVP of the Borderland/SpringHill Suites Invitational after playing in every set of every match including a pair of five-set victories. In the Aggies' five-set win over Montana, she posted a double-double with 16 kills and 12 digs. When handing Arizona its only loss this season, Battle finished the match with 14 kills and eight digs and held her composure when it mattered most, clinching match point with a kill off the Wildcat blockers. Against rival UTEP, the outside hitter led the team with 13 kills to go along with five digs, two assists, one block and a service ace.  Continue Reading This Post >>