Volleyball Match Recaps

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Volleyball Match Recaps

Aggies Clinch No. 2 Seed With Sweep Of Fresno State

The Aggie volleyball team closed out the regular season with a sweep of Fresno State in Fresno, Calif. on Saturday night. The Aggies won set one 25-19 followed by a 25-21 set two victory and a 25-22 set three victory.

The Aggies committed just 14 attack errors in the match and were led by Kayleigh Giddens who finished with a match high 13 kills on 27 swings with just four hitting errors finishing with a .333 hitting percentage. Whitney Woods followed up her 19 kills performance against Nevada with an 11 kill performance against the Bulldogs. Woods hit .409 it the match and committed just two hitting errors while adding three block assists. Krista Altermatt finished with nine kills on 27 swings with four hitting errors and added two assists, two service aces, six digs and two block assists.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. Idaho Match Photos

NM State vs. Idaho Match Photos

NM State Volleyball Senior Night Photos

NM State Volleyball Senior Night Photos

Aggies Take Five Set Battle Over Idaho; Solidify Hold On Second Place In The WAC

Kayleigh GiddensA career high 25 kills from Kayleigh Giddens was just enough as the Aggies won a five set thriller 24-26, 25-19, 25-18, 23-25, 15-13 on Senior Night in the Pan Am. After jumping out to an 8-1 lead early and then a 21-16 lead late in the first set, the Aggies squandered two match point opportunities and Idaho stole set one in extra points 26-24.

The Aggies and Vandals traded points early in set two with the Aggies taking a 14-10 lead. The Aggies extended the lead to 20-14 before closing out the set 25-19.

Set three saw a similar set of events unfold as in set two with the teams trading points early with the Aggies holding a 13-10 lead midway through. Idaho would tie the match at 17 all before the Aggies would go on a 7-0 run behind tough serving from Krista Altermatt to go up 24-17. The Aggies closed out the set on a kill by senior opposite hitter Kelli Goodan, her only kill of the night.

Set four saw the Aggies jump out to a quick 5-1 lead and then led 12-7 midway through the set. Idaho would go on a run 12-5 run to lead the set 19-17. After an Aggie timeout, back-to-back points for the Aggies would tie the set at 19. The teams would trade the next six points leaving the set tied at 22 before back to back attack errors by the Aggies gave Idaho set point at 24-22. The Aggies would stave off one set point but then an attack error by Whitney Woods gave Idaho the set 25-23.

The fifth and deciding set saw the Aggies once again jump out to a quick lead, this team leading 9-3. However, a 9-3 run by Idaho would tie the fifth and deciding set at 12. After an attack error by Kayleigh Giddens gave the Vandals a 13-12 lead, kills by Kayleigh Giddens and Erin Birmingham gave the Aggies a 14-13 lead and match point. On match point Kayleigh Giddens knocked down her 25th kill of the night giving the Aggies the big victory.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. Boise State Match Photos

NM State vs. Boise State Match Photos

Aggies Sweep Broncos To Stay In Second Place In The WAC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team dominated Boise State picking up another sweep (25-16, 25-23, 25-12) in the Pan American Center, Thursday, Nov. 5.

The Aggies go to 15-8 overall and 10-3 in Western Athletic Conference play as junior Kayleigh Giddens (Lubbock, Texas) tallied a match-high 15 kills and sophomore libero Kelsi Phillips (Scottsdale, Ariz.) marked a match-high 14 digs.

The Aggies posted a season-high .356 hitting percentage, while holding the Broncos to a .109 hitting percentage. NM State also out-blocked BSU 10-3 with senior Erin Birmingham (Riverside, Mo.) leading the way with four total blocks.

"I was really happy with our start tonight and being at home really helped," head coach Mike Jordan said. "Overall, I was really happy with the way we played as a team. I thought our serving was a lot better tonight and we have really been working hard on that over this past week."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Sweeps Utah State 3-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

Kayleigh GiddensLOGAN, UT - The New Mexico State volleyball team swept (31-29, 25-16, 25-21) Utah State in the Dee Glenn Smith Spectrum in Logan, Utah, Saturday, Oct. 31.

Junior Kayleigh Giddens (Lubbock, Texas) led the way for the Aggies as the team goes to14-8 on the season and 9-3 in Western Athletic Conference play. Giddens marked a match-high 17 kills, while also tallying seven digs and two blocks. Fellow junior Whitney Woods (Midland, Texas) put down nine kills on the evening and had five total blocks which included a solo block.

"We did a nice job of slowing them down and we are happy with the team to hold them to .058 on the night," head coach Mike Jordan said. "We are a fun volleyball team to watch when we are playing good and we did a nice job tonight."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall 3-1 At Idaho

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MOSCOW, ID - The New Mexico State volleyball team fell to Idaho 3-1 (21-25, 25-21, 23-25, 29-31) in Moscow, Idaho, Thursday, Oct. 29.

The Aggies, who fall to 13-8 overall and 8-3 in Western Athletic Conference play, posted a .176 hitting percentage compared to Idaho's .168 hitting percentage. NM State also had more kills than Idaho 63-45. NM State had 35 attack errors and 15 service errors, which was the difference of the match.

Junior Kayleigh Giddens (Lubbock, Texas) had a match-high 18 kills, while junior Whitney Woods (Midland, Texas) added 14 and sophomore Kelsey Brennan (Monroe, Wash.) tallied 12.

The Aggies out dug Idaho 62-51 as sophomore Kelsi Phillips (Scottsdale, Ariz.) led the way as she tied for the match-high of 15 digs. Sophomore setter Jennah DeVries (Denver, Colo.) was one dig short of a double-double as she posted a match-high 54 assists on the night.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Defeats San Jose State 3-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Sophomore Jennah DeVries and junior Kayleigh Giddens set career-highs as the New Mexico State volleyball team defeated San Jose State 3-1 (23-25, 25-16, 25-17, 25-23) in the Pan American Center, Saturday, Oct. 24.

DeVries (Denver, Colo.) marked a career-high five kills while hitting a career-high .714 hitting percentage and added a match-high 46 assists. Giddens (Lubbock, Texas) tallied a career-high 24 kills while hitting .435, committing only four errors on 46 assists.

"She (Giddens) played well today," head coach Mike Jordan said.

Giddens marked her fourth double-double of the season as she added a match-high 13 digs while sophomore Kelsi Phillips (Scottsdale, Ariz.) had 11 digs and DeVries tallied 10.  There were four service aces on the afternoon with Giddens serving up two of them.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Sweeps Fresno State 3-0 On ESPNU

Kayleigh GiddensBehind a match high 17 kills from Kayleigh Giddens the Aggie volleyball team swept visiting Fresno State 3-0 winning 25-22, 25-20, 25-21 on Thursday night in the Aggies' first nationally televised match in program history.

Giddens hit an impressive .389 on the evening and had an even more impressive 10 kills and no hitting errors in the first set. Giddens also served up two aces and had five digs to round out the evening. Junior opposite hitter Whitney Woods finished with 10 kills on 19 swings with just three hitting errors and hit .368 on the night.

Sophomore setter Jennah DeVries finished with 39 assists, eight digs and added three kills and earned high marks all night from analyst and NCAA champion Holly McPeak.

The only damper on the evening came in the second set when senior outside hitter Krista Altermatt landed on teammate Kelsi Phillips' foot and left the match. Filling in for Altermatt was freshman outside hitter Stephanie Ziegler who finished with seven kills on 16 swings with six attack errors. Ziegler has now filled in for both outside hitters as she previously replaced Kayleigh Giddens when Giddens suffered her ankle injury early in the season.  Continue Reading This Post >>