Volleyball Match Recaps

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Volleyball Match Recaps

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Rival New Mexico

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team defeated Battle of I-25 rival New Mexico on Monday night. The Aggies swept the Lobos 25-18, 25-16, 28-26 for their 10th-straight win at the Pan American Center.

"It's always great to get a rivalry win. We still want to get a little more offense out of a couple of spots, but I liked what we did tonight," head coach Mike Jordan said. "Everyone was scoring points, whether it was from a kill or a block, and that's what we needed this team to do."

How It Happened

NM State (14-7) started the match by taking a three-point lead, forcing UNM (11-10) to take a timeout. The Aggies went point-for-point with the Lobos but New Mexico chipped away at the New Mexico State advantage and took an 11-10 lead. The Aggie squad fought back and reclaimed the advantage late before closing out the set by scoring the final three points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Defeats Grand Canyon 3-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team took down Grand Canyon in four sets on Saturday. The Aggies rallied to defeat the Lopes 19-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-18 for their ninth-straight win at the Pan American Center.

"I'm really proud of a few players that played their hearts out today. But, I'm also very angry with the way we started the match," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We didn't follow the game plan at all. There were a ton of missed assignments and bad execution. Championship teams don't play that way and this team better figure that out fast. We're going to keep pushing, working and grinding and if we have to win ugly, we'll win ugly."

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NMSU Volleyball Drops Five Set Match At Utah Valley

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - New Mexico State volleyball was defeated by Utah Valley on Saturday afternoon. The Aggies fell to the Wolverines in a five-set thriller 25-22, 17-25. 25-22, 20-25, 10-15. NM State is now 0-4 in five-set matches.

"We didn't get any offense or blocking from a few people today. We served it poorly in stretches and shot ourselves in the foot too often," head coach Mike Jordan said. "It's tough to play without two starters but it's an opportunity for others to step up. Give credit to UVU, the team made plays when they needed to."

How It Happened

NM State started the match by taking a 7-2 lead early in the first set. The lead dwindled for the Aggies and Utah Valley tied the match 14-14. New Mexico State went point-for-point with the Wolverines and NM State scored the final three points of the set to win 25-22.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps UMKC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team swept UMKC at the Pan American Center on Saturday. The Aggies defeated the Kangaroos 25-10, 25-15, 25-19 for their seventh-straight home win.

"We've been up and down a little bit, but we're really close to looking like a phenomenal team on paper," head coach Mike Jordan said. "I liked today's performances and I thought we were consistent for long periods of time."

How It Happened

The Aggies came out hot to start the match, taking a 7-1 lead over UMKC. NM State built on its advantage with a pair of three-point runs and went ahead 21-8 after scoring four-straight. New Mexico State continued to dominate and took the first set 25-10.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Chicago State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball took down Chicago State at the Pan American Center on Thursday night. The Aggies defeated the Cougars 25-14, 25-15, 25-12 for their sixth-straight win at home.

"We don't want to play without Jordan Abalos but tonight we had to. That means some people need to step up and make plays and tonight we did that.," head coach Mike Jordan said. "Megan Hart blocked the ball well. She was very active and made a few digs."

How It Happened

The Aggies (9-6, 1-1) got off to a hot start and went on a 5-0 run in the beginning of the first set. NM State continued to dominate, pulling ahead of CSU 16-7. New Mexico State went on a three-point run to reach set point before closing out the set 25-14.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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."

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NMSU Volleyball Falls In Five Sets At Arizona

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - New Mexico State volleyball fell to Arizona in five sets at the Wildcat Classic on Friday night. The Aggies were defeated 20-25, 25-22, 16-25, 25-21, 11-15 for their second-straight loss.

"We battled and played well in spurts. Our two teams are very similar, we're physical but make too many errors," head coach Mike Jordan said. "It was back-and-forth and I loved our effort until the very end."

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NMSU Volleyball Falls To Illinois State 3-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - New Mexico State volleyball opened the Wildcat Classic with a loss to Illinois State on Friday. The Aggies fell in straight sets 19-25, 22-25, 19-25.

"We can't make this many unforced errors and expect to beat a good team," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We played poorly and lost almost every long rally. Give credit to Illinois State, they played well defensively."

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NMSU Volleyball Sweeps A Pair Of Matches On Day One Of Borderland Invitational

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball opened the Borderland Invitational with a 3-0 win over Abilene Christian. The Aggies won in straight sets 25-17, 25-17, 25-22 to defeat the Wildcats.

"It's nice to get a sweep especially when you have two more matches in the next 24 hours," head coach Mike Jordan said. "[Tatyana Battle] and I spent a lot of time on decision making and shot selection. She did a really good job of working the ball off the edges when we were out of system and did not hit the ball low into the block. For her to make those adjustments and have that success, it's a great thing and that's what you want to see from your players."

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