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Volleyball Match Recaps

NM State vs. Louisiana Tech Match Photos

NM State vs. Louisiana Tech Match Photos

Aggies Cruise Past Louisiana Tech; Improve To 10-5

Kelsey BrennanThe Aggie volleyball team breezed past Louisiana Tech winning 25-18, 25-16 and 25-15 on Saturday afternoon in Las Cruces, N.M. "We played well, La. Tech struggled a little bit offensively and we were able to take advantage of that," said head coach Mike Jordan after the match.

The Aggies got big performances from Aggie middles Kelsey Brennan and Erin Birmingham as well as outside hitter Kayleigh Giddens. Brennan finished the match hitting .471 with 10 kills on 17 swings with two attack errors while Birmingham finished with six kills on nine swings for a .556 hitting percentage. The duo had one dig apiece to go along with two block assists each. Birmingham also finished with a service ace. Coach Jordan said of his middles, "They're doing a really good job, especially when they get seam. They're strong kids and can pound the ball to the floor. If we locate it well we're going to do pretty well with those guys."

Kayleigh Giddens led all players with 13 kills on 33 swings and just three hitting errors, all in the first set, to finish with a .303 hitting percentage. "Kayleigh got off to a bad start in game one but heated up pretty quick," said Coach Jordan. He added, "Confidence is a wonderful thing. When you see it in their eyes you know you're going to have a pretty good time of it."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Sweeps Broncos; Improves to 4-1 In WAC Play

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BOISE, ID - The New Mexico State volleyball team picked 12 total blocks to sweep Boise State 25-19, 25-17, 25-20 in Boise, Idaho, Thursday, Oct. 8.

The Aggies go to 9-5 overall and 4-1 in Western Athletic Conference play to hold on to the No. 2 spot in the league standings. Junior Whitney Woods (Midland, Texas) posted six block assists, along with senior Erin Birmingham (Riverside, Mo.) who posted five block assists and sophomore Kelsey Brennan (Monroe, Wash.) who tallied six of her own.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. No. 4 Hawai'i Match Photos

NM State vs. No. 4 Hawai'i Match Photos

Aggie Volleyball, Football Fall On Saturday Night

The Aggie football team lost on the road at San Diego State 34-17. Tied 17-17 in the 4th quarter the Aztecs drove down for the go ahead touchdown to take a 24-17 lead. On the ensuing possession the Aggies were forced to punt but a fumbled snap by Kyle Hughes resulted in SDSU taking over on the Aggies' 23. The Aggie defense made a stand and held the Aztecs to a field goal and a 27-17 deficit but on the next series the Aggies' quarterback Trevor Walls was picked off and the ball returned to the Aggie five yard line. SDSU punched the ball in for the touchdown two plays later and took a 34-17 lead and held on for the victory. The loss drops the Aggies to 2-3 on the season. NM State returns to action next week when they host WAC rival Utah State.

The Aggie volleyball team lost to visiting Hawai'i 3-1. The Aggie dropped the first set 25-21 but rebounded to win set two decisively 25-15. A back and forth battle saw Hawai'i win set three 25-22 and then the Wahine dominated the fourth set 25-11 to take the match. The loss drops the Aggies to 8-5 overall and 3-1 in conference. The Aggies are back in action on Thursday night when they travel to Boise to take on Boise State. The Aggies will then return home to host Louisiana Tech at 12:00 p.m. MT.

NM State vs. Nevada Match Photos

NM State vs. Nevada Match Photos

Aggies Sweep Nevada 3-0; Improve to 3-0 In WAC Play

The New Mexico State volleyball team overcame another sluggish start to sweep the visiting Nevada Wolf Pack on Thursday night in the Pan American Center 25-22, 25-21 and 25-21.

Kayleigh GiddensThe Aggies trailed in set one 13-3 before storming back with a 16-6 run to tie the match at 19. The Aggies and Wolf Pack would trade points to 21 before the Aggies took the lead for good at 22-21. Back-to-back kills by Kayleigh Giddens and Whitney Woods sealed the 25-21 set victory for the Aggies. "Nevada played hard, they were really good defensively and extended some rallies. After the slow start we played pretty good," said Coach Jordan after the match. "I was a little concerned with the number of attack errors, that's shown itself a little too often. But all in all I thought we played a pretty good game and we had a lot of people contribute."

Set two saw the Aggies jump out to a quick 7-1 lead. Nevada would get as close at two points at 13-11 but the Aggies asserted themselves and pushed the lead out to five points at 18-13 and would go on to win the set 25-21.

The Aggies fell behind 7-4 in the third set but a nice run on serve behind tough serving from Kelsi Phillips saw the Aggies rattle off seven straight points to grab an 11-7 lead which they would not relinquish. Nevada cut the lead to two at 14-12 but the Aggies would stretch their lead to six at 23-17 before winning 25-21.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Defeats La. Tech 3-1, Improves to 2-0 In WAC Play

Whitney Woods finished with a career-high 22 kills in a 3-1 victory over La. TechThe Aggie volleyball team overcame a slow start in Ruston, LA. that saw them drop the first set 25-19 before rallying to take sets two, three and four by scores of 25-22, 25-14 and 25-21. Junior right-side attacker Whitney Woods was virtually unstoppable as she finished with a career-high 22 kills on 33 swings with just three hitting errors, all coming in the final set. She finished with a .576 hitting percentage. "Woods was just tremendous. She saw the block well and they were kind of smaller over there and had a tough time dealing with her and Jennah [DeVries] located the ball well and we kept going to it," said Coach Jordan of his junior's performance in the match.

Outside hitter Kayleigh Giddens posted her best match of the season finishing with a .342 hitting percentage and an Aggie career high of 19 kills on 38 swings with just six hitting errors and added 13 kills for a double-double. "She's got such a golden arm, she hits it so hard. I was a little bit more proud of her in that she took a lot of good swings on some bad sets and didn't try to do too much with them."

With Louisiana Tech's defense focused on stopping the duo of Woods and Giddens, it opened things up for the Aggie middle hitters Erin Birmingham and Kelsey Brennan. Birmingham and Brennan finished with six and five kills respectively. "Once they started paying so much attention to trying to stop them we were able to go inside to Erin and it worked out real well for us."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Sweep Utah State; Win 10th Consecutive Home Conference Opener

Kayleigh GiddensLAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Aggie volleyball team kicked of WAC play with a sweep on Thursday night in the Pan American Center winning 25-22, 26-24 and 25-20. The victory marked the 10th consecutive season the Aggies have won their home conference opener, a streak that spans two conferences and head coach Mike Jordan is now 10-2 in home conference openers in his 12 seasons at New Mexico State.

The Aggies were paced by a match high 14 kills from Kayleigh Giddens, her second consecutive 14 kill outing. Krista Altermatt finished with 11 kills on 30 swings with just four hitting errors for a .233 hitting percentage. Whitney Woods finished with eight kills and middle hitters Erin Birmingham and Kelsey Brennan, whose kill finished the match, had four and five kills respectively.

Defensively the Aggies had their best outing of the season holding Utah State to just a .073 hitting percentage, well below the UtAgs season average of .237. The Aggies hit just .145 on the evening but finished with 12 total blocks as Whitney Woods led the way with two solo blocks and seven block assists. Kelsey Brennan also had two solo blocks and Erin Birmingham finished with six block assists.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Defeat UTEP 3-1, Sweep Season Series for 5th Consecutive Time

The Aggies defeated a game UTEP squad 3-1 in El Paso at Memorial Gym winning set one 25-18, falling in set two 25-23, winning set three 25-23 and clinching the match with a decisive 25-19 victory.

The Aggies trailed 15-11 in the 4th set but went on a 12-1 run to take a commanding 23-16 lead. The Aggies finished off the Miners after a brief rally by UTEP.

Sophomore middle hitter Kelsey Brennan had another outstanding match against UTEP finishing with 10 kills on 15 swings with just one attack error for a .600 hitting percentage. Fellow middle hitter Erin Birmingham also had a strong match for the Aggies finishing with seven kills on 15 swings with just one attack error for a .375 hitting percentage.   Continue Reading This Post >>