Volleyball Match Recaps

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Volleyball Match Recaps

NMSU Volleyball Ends Season With Loss Against No. 15 Oregon

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EUGENE, OR - New Mexico State volleyball took on No. 15-seeded Oregon at Matthew Knight Arena as a part of the first round for the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. Despite taking a set from the Ducks, the Aggies fell 22-25, 25-18, 21-25, 11-25 ending the team's postseason run.

"First, I want to congratulate Oregon on the win. I thought they played a good match and obviously they are very talented," head coach Mike Jordan said. "It was a great battle for a long time. I enjoyed it and I think our players did too. Up until [the last set] we were in control for long stretches of time. We had a few more kills than they did and we dug the ball really well. I'm never happy with losses but I thought we played exceptional volleyball at times. I am very proud of this team."

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NMSU Volleyball Claims WAC Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - New Mexico State volleyball faced Utah Valley in the championship match of the 2018 Western Athletic Conference tournament at the Icardo Center on Saturday night. The Aggies trounced the Wolverines 19-25, 28-26, 25-20, 25-17 to earn the WAC tournament title.

"I'm just really proud of this team. I didn't know what to expect. I knew it would be hard replacing five seniors, all the injuries we've had, and having the young talent on the floor that hadn't been tested prior," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We got tougher and better at some things. Any time you get a chance to dancing, you have to cherish it."

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NMSU Volleyball Wins On Senior Day, Secures 2-Seed In WAC Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball hosted Chicago State for a Western Athletic Conference match at the Pan American Center on Saturday, Nov. 17. The Aggies swept the Cougars 25-18, 31-29, 25-20 for the contest. With the victory, the Crimson and White secured the two seed in the 2018 WAC Tournament.

"I'm proud of our seniors for finishing with a win at home and doing so much for this team these last four years," head coach Mike Jordan said. "I think the fact that we are 22-7 with all the injuries we've had and graduating so many players the year before says a lot about the senior's leadership."

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NMSU Volleyball Wins At Grand Canyon 3-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - New Mexico State volleyball faced Grand Canyon at the GCU Arena on Thursday night. In their final road match of the regular season, the Aggies defeated the Lopes 25-20, 25-21, 25-27, 25-20. Julianna Salanoa set an NM State record in the victory when the sophomore posted a .722 hitting percentage in the four-set match.

"It was a good team win. We did a lot of things well offensively," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We needed to defend the out-of-system ball a little better than we did but winning on the road shorthanded, I'll take that."

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NMSU Volleyball Falls In Five Sets At Utah Valley

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - The New Mexico State volleyball team continued Western Athletic Conference play with a match against Utah Valley at Lockhart Arena on Saturday. The Aggies fell to the Wolverines 25-21, 25-19, 15-25, 23-25, 20-22 in a five-set thriller

"Congrats to UVU, they outlasted us today," head coach Mike Jordan said. "Utah Valley made fewer errors and it showed."

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NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Seattle

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State volleyball team faced Western Athletic Conference foe Seattle U at the Redhawk Center on Thursday night. The Aggies swept SU 25-23, 25-19, 26-24 in the league match.

"I think we could've played better but I'm happy with the outcome. We missed some easy opportunities to score but, given the fact we were short-handed without Cat [Kelly], I think we made good adjustments," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We were pretty good from the service line. Halle Razo, for being under the weather, played exceptionally well. Also, a great performance by Megan Hart. I'm always happy to get a win on the road."

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NMSU Volleyball Drops Five Set Match To UTRGV

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team hosted UT Rio Grande Valley at a packed Pan American Center on Saturday afternoon. The Aggies fell to the Vaqueros 24-26, 25-13, 22-25, 25-23, 13-15 in front of 2,495 fans for their first loss at home since the 2017 season.

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NM State (17-6, 7-3 WAC) battled UTRGV (17-8, 8-3 WAC) in a close opening set until the Aggies pulled away when a kill by Megan Hart began a point run that resulting in the squad holding a 15-11 advantage at the media timeout. New Mexico State continued to cruise and following a kill by Savannah Davison and the Vaqueros hoped to slow NM State's rhythm with a timeout. After the break in the action, the Crimson and White expanded its advantage l 21-13, but UTRGV did not go away quietly, scoring seven-straight while the New Mexico State held set point to close out the first set 26-24.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps CSU Bakersfield

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team hosted CSU Bakersfield at the Pan American Center on Saturday afternoon. The Aggies swept the Roadrunners 25-13, 25-20, 25-20.

"I believe we won the serve and pass battle today. We were good defensively, Ben [Wallis] put a good scout in place,” head coach Mike Jordan said. “I think we did a good job of slowing [CSU Bakersfield] down a bit, which was different than the first time we played them. Overall, I’m happy with the effort.”

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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 >>