Volleyball Match Recaps

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Volleyball Match Recaps

NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Butler To Open 2019 Campaign

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

AUBURN, AL - New Mexico State volleyball faced Butler at Auburn Arena as a part of the War Eagle Invitational on Friday. In their first match of the 2019 season, the Aggies swept the Bulldogs 25-14, 25-18, 25-17.

"I was really happy with the defensive effort as a team," head coach Mike Jordan said. "I thought our first contact, other than one stretch, was solid. I'm pleased to see contributions from multiple people. It's a process and we have a lot to learn and a long way to go, but it's a good first step."

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NMSU Volleyball Falls To Texas Tech In Exhibition Match

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LUBBOCK, TX - The New Mexico State volleyball team took on Texas Tech in an exhibition match at the United Supermarkets Arena on Sunday. The Aggies fell 16-25, 14-25, 25-15, 20-25, 23-25 in the preseason match against the Red Raiders.

Megan Hart led NM State with 12 kills while Cat Kelly followed closely behind with 10 kills in the match. Natalie Mikels (23) Krysten Garrison (12) and Autumn Gentry (10) recorded double-digit assists for the Aggies. Defensively, Lia Mosher posted a team-high five blocks while Halle Razo tallied 11 digs.

Fans can get a first look at the NM State squad when the team hosts its annual Crimson and White scrimmage at the Pan American Center on Aug. 24 at 3 p.m. MT. Admission is free for all those in attendance.  Continue Reading This Post >>

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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