Volleyball Match Recaps

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Volleyball Match Recaps

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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NMSU Volleyball Falls To No. 11 UCLA 3-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State volleyball continued its run at the NM State SpringHill Suites Invitational with a loss to No. 11 UCLA on Friday night. The Aggies were defeated by the Bruins 25-22, 25-23, 25-17, for their thrid-straight loss.

"UCLA is loaded with talent and experience. Obviously, they can make you look bad if you're not playing well," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We were right there in those first two sets, so we were doing a lot of things right."

How It Happened

New Mexico State and UCLA fought for each point, keeping the score close in the first set. The Aggies took a 9-8 lead, but the Bruins surged back with a three-point run. After another scoring drought for New Mexico State, the Aggies found themselves down 14-10. From there, the match went back-and forth but the Bruin's early advantage held and New Mexico State fell 25-22.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Splits A Pair Of Matches At Golden Dome Invitational

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SOUTH BEND, IN - New Mexico State volleyball picked up another win at the Golden Dome Invitational on Saturday when they defeated Valparaiso 21-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-20. A trio of Aggies posted double-doubles including Jordan Abalos who had a team-high 20 kills.

"We started pretty slow from the service line. Defensively, we were poor early on and we lost a lot of points because of it," head coach Mike Jordan said. "I think Kaylee Neal gave us a great lift. Valpo is a team that gave Notre Dame a push last night and they gave us a push today. They are good defensively. It challenged us and I think it was good for our team to be challenged like that."

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NMSU Volleyball Finishes Season With Five Set Win At Rival UTEP

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EL PASO, TX - The NM State volleyball team grinded out a gritty win Wednesday afternoon when it battled back to defeat Battle of I-10 rival, UTEP, 25-20, 18-25, 23-25, 26-24, 15-12 in Memorial Gym.

“Glad we were able to come back from down 2-1 and overcome all of our attack errors,” Aggie head coach Mike Jordan said. “Fortunately our block came alive and scored for us in the fifth set.”

How it happened
With the Aggies trailing UTEP in the first set 12-10, NM State rallied for four-straight points to take a 14-12 lead and never looked back. The closest the Miners were able to get was 14-13 on the very next serve, but weren’t able to contain the Aggie attack.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Top Seeded NMSU Volleyball Upset By 5-Seed UTRGV In WAC Tournament Semifinals

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The top-seeded NM State volleyball team was upended Friday night, 3-2, at the Pan American Center to fifth-seeded UT Rio Grande Valley in the semifinal match of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament 23-25, 20-25, 25-16, 25-23.

The Aggies finished the year 23-7 on the year after claiming the WAC regular-season crown. Jordan Abalos and Tatyana Battle led the way once again for NM State on the attacking end with 13 and 14 kills apiece. Both Abalos (18) and Battle (10) also recorded double-doubles with 12 and 10 digs, respectively.  Continue Reading This Post >>