Volleyball Match Recaps

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Volleyball Match Recaps

NMSU Volleyball Rebounds With Win Over Alabama State To Close Out Non-Conference Play

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball closed out the Wildcat Classic with a match against Alabama State at the McKale Center on Saturday. The Aggies swept the Hornets 25-13, 25-20, 25-23 in the squad's non-conference finale.

"We had good energy despite the short turn around," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We still need to work on our serving and we need to work harder in practice to get better as we get ready for conference play."

HOW IT HAPPENED

NM State (9-3) opened the match with a back-and-forth battle with ASU (3-11) but a six-point run which included an ace from Natalie Mikels put the Aggies ahead 15-9. The team continued to dominate and a kill by Ashley Anselmo gave the New Mexico State squad the 18-12 advantage before the opposition burned a timeout. The break did not stall NM State and the squad closed out the 25-13 victory on a 4-0 run.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Swept At Arizona

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State volleyball continued the Wildcat Classic with a match against Arizona at the McKale Center on Friday. The Aggies fell to the Wildcats 25-19, 25-19, 25-22 in the tournament match.

"I wish we would have gotten this effort during this morning's match. It takes a shame that it takes a good team to bring that sort of effort out in us," head coach Mike Jordan said. "There were some good things, Katie [Birtcil] blocked a few balls and Analyssa [Acosta] had some quality digs but we still have a lot of work to do."

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NMSU Volleyball Falls To Sacramento State In Five Sets

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball began the Wildcat Classic from the McKale Center with a match against Sacramento State on Friday. The Aggies fell to the Hornets 25-19, 19-25, 24-26, 25-20, 15-17 to open the tournament.

"Even if we had won the match, I would not have been happy, based on the effort I saw from the team, today," head coach Mike Jordan said.

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NMSU Volleyball Bounces Back With Pair Of Victories

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team continued the NM State SpringHill Suites Invitational with a match against Grambling State at the Pan American Center on Saturday. The Aggies defeated the Tigers 25-11, 25-14, 25-18 for the squad’s sixth sweep this season.

“We were able to give a lot of people an opportunity to play today,” head coach Mike Jordan said. “I was pretty happy with our defense but we need to set it better. Hopefully, we can keep improving.”

HOW IT HAPPENED

NM State (7-1) jumped out to a hot start, holding 6-0 advantage over GSU (1-7) in the opening set. The Crimson and White continued to cruise and kill by Julianna Salanoa kept the Aggies ahead 17-5. The Tigers burned a timeout with New Mexico State leading 21-7 but the break did not stop the fiery offense and the NM State squad claimed the first set 25-11.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Drops First Match Of The Season In 3-0 Loss To Portland

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team began the NM State SpringHill Suites Invitational with a match against Portland on Friday night. The Aggies dropped their first match of the season, falling to the Pilots 25-19, 25-22, 25-22.

"We passed the ball poorly and did not get enough offensive production out of enough people today," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We made some changes and gave people opportunities but it just didn't go our way tonight."

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NMSU Volleyball Wins Five Set Battle With Rival UTEP

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team closed out the Borderland Invitational with a match against UTEP at the Pan American Center on Sunday. The Aggies downed the Miners 20-25, 25-16, 17-25, 25-15, 15-10, to remain undefeated this season.

HOW IT HAPPENED

NM State (6-0) and UTEP (4-3) kept the opening set close but the Aggies trailed 14-10 after allowing the opposition to score four-straight. An off-speed kill by Savannah Davison broke up the rally but as the set progressed, the squad was still unable to find a rhythm and trailed 18-13 when head coach Mike Jordan used his second timeout. The team continued to struggle late and NM State dropped the opening set 25-20.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Rival Lobos

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball continued its run at the Borderland Invitational with a match against New Mexico on Saturday night. The Aggies took down the Lobos 25-15, 25-17, 25-14, for the team's fifth-straight sweep

"We did a better job passing the ball today. I think we served it tougher, putting UNM on its heels," Mike Jordan said. "Our blockers also did great. They were really solid again for us tonight."

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NMSU Volleyball Dominates Pacific In 3-0 Sweep

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball opened the Borderland Invitational with a match against Pacific at the Pan American Center on Friday night. The Aggies swept the Tigers 25-22, 25-7, 25-18 for their fourth-straight sweep.

HOW IT HAPPENED

NM State (4-0) went back-and-forth with Pacific (2-2) early in the opening set but at the media timeout, the Aggies found themselves down 15-10. Following the break, New Mexico State battled back and a block by Julianna Salanoa and Lia Mosher put the team down by one. With Halle Razo serving, the Aggies took a 21-19 lead over the Tigers, forcing the opposition to use a timeout. The squads kept the set close down the stretch but a kill by Savannah Davison put away the 25-22 opening set victory.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Tennessee State To Claim Auburn Tournament Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

AUBURN, AL - New Mexico State volleyball closed out the War Eagle Invitational with a match against Tennessee State at Auburn Arena on Saturday. The Aggies took down the Tigers 25-22, 25-20, 25-20, completing their third-straight sweep.

"Today was a bit of a test for us. Tennessee State really made us work," head coach Mike Jordan said. "People missed a few assignments but we held up defensively. Late in the match, our team really stepped up when we needed them."

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NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Auburn

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

AUBURN, AL - New Mexico State volleyball dominated tournament host Auburn at the War Eagle Invitational on Friday night. The Aggies topped the Tigers 25-16, 25-18, 25-14 for team's second sweep of the season.

"We managed the game well. Our players did a great job finding seams and we had good digging again this match," head coach Mike Jordan said. "It's always great to get a win over a Power-5 program, especially on their home court."

HOW IT HAPPENED

NM State (2-0) battled back-and-forth with AU (0-2) but with Natalie Mikels serving, the Aggie squad pulled away to take a 13-9 lead, forcing the opposition to burn a timeout. The Tigers did not go away quietly, pulling within one but New Mexico State kept its composure and held a 19-14 lead late in the set. After AU burned its final timeout of the set, NM State continued to cruise, scoring four-straight to take the set 25-16.  Continue Reading This Post >>