Volleyball Match Recaps

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Volleyball Match Recaps

No. 22 New Mexico State Finishes Road Trip With Sweep Over Spartans

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

SAN JOSE, CA - The No. 22 New Mexico State volleyball team finished the three game road trip with a sweep over San Jose State (30-22, 30-28, 30-28) in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 6.

NMSU was led offensively by sophomore Krista Altermatt (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) and junior Lindsey Yon with 14 kills each, while junior Krystal Torres (Las Cruces, Mayfield HS) was the defensive leader with another 20 kills.

“Our hitters played pretty well, although they got off to a slow start, and they hit the ball hard and were able to find some spots on the court,” head coach Mike Jordan said. “Krytal play great tonight stepped up for us to make some great plays.”

Junior setter Alyssa Gintant (Libertyville, Ill.) chipped in 26 assists, while freshman Brynja Rodgers (Iowa City, Iowa) had 19.  Continue Reading This Post >>

No. 22 New Mexico State Defeats Utah State 3-1

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LOGAN, UT - The No. 22 New Mexico State volleyball team beat the second Utah opponent in as many days as they beat Utah State 3-1 (30-24, 31-29, 19-30, 30-23) to take second in the Western Athletic Conference in Logan, Utah, Thursday, Oct. 4.

Sophomore Krista Altermatt (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) and junior Lindsey Yon (San Antonio, Texas) led the way for the Aggies both coming up with double-doubles on the night. Altermatt had 17 kills and 11 digs, while Yon had 16 kills and 10 digs.

"I feel fortunate that we picked up the win tonight," head coach Mike Jordan said. "Utah State could be one of the best teams in the conference and we didn't play as well as we should have, but we got the victory."

Junior libero Krystal Torres (Las Cruces, Mayfield HS) played great once again with 26 digs on the match. She also had one service ace and five assists. As a team, NMSU came up with three aces.  Continue Reading This Post >>

No. 22 New Mexico State Beats Utah On Crimson Court

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - The No. 22 New Mexico State volleyball team came up with a season high 11 aces to beat Utah 3-1 (30-21, 30-23, 23-30, 30-23) at Crimson Court in Salt Lake City, Utah, Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Junior Krystal Torres (Las Cruces, Mayfield HS) and senior Kim Oguh (El Paso, Hanks HS) led the way with three service aces a piece.

"This was probably our best serving match of the year," head coach Mike Jordan said. "Kim has been solid all year and Krystal also did well. We're improving at the service line and it seems like were starting to get more comfortable at it."

Torres also led the Aggies defensively with 26 digs while chipping in with three assists. Oguh also came up with 12 kills on the night, hitting .276.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Team Rolls Through Utah 3-1

The Aggie volleyball team defeated the Utah Utes in three games, 30-21, 30-23, 23-30, 30-23 in Salt Lake City, UT. Krista Altermatt had a match-high 18 kills and added 10 digs. In each of the three games the Aggies won, they held significant leads. In game one, the Aggies' largest lead was 9 points. In game two the Aggies' largest was 10 points and in game four the Aggies' largest lead was 11 points.

The girls head to Logan, UT as they look to sweep the state of Utah when they take on Utah State tomorrow night. Utah State has an overall record of 8-7 but is 5-1 in WAC play and tied with NMSU for second place.

Aggie Volleyball Team Opens WAC Play With A Win

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

FRESNO, CA - The New Mexico State volleyball team opened up Western Athletic Conference play with a 3-0 (30-14, 30-18, 30-25) win over Fresno State at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Sophormore Krista Altermatt (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) returned to her home state and just dominated as she set a new career high for herself in kills with 21 and hitting percentage finishing the night with a .594 hitting percentage. Head coach Mike Jordan was pleased with how the Aggies attacked as a team, hitting .386 on the night.

"We attacked them pretty hard and Krista did really well for us tonight,” Jordan said. "She executed really well.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Team Dominates UTEP

Written by: Jason Groves/Sun-News Reporter

LAS CRUCES - The I-10 rivalry hasn't proven to be much of a rivalry on the volleyball court.

New Mexico State easily disposed of UTEP in three games, 30-10, 30-20 and 30-26, on Tuesday at the Pan American Center. Tuesday was the Aggies' sixth straight victory over the Miners.

"Either way you look at it, it's a rivalry and it's important to win those rivalries," said Aggies senior middle hitter Kim Oguh, who finished Tuesday's match with seven kills and five block assists. "We have a reputation to uphold and we did that."

The Aggies (8-2) turn their attention from a challenging non-conference schedule to their Western Athletic Conference opener at Fresno State on Thursday, followed by a trip to Nevada on Saturday.

"We are so excited for the conference to start," Oguh said. "That is what all of this hard offseason work is all going toward."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Falls To No. 1 Nebraska

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LINCOLN, NE - The New Mexico State volleyball team (7-2) took on No. 1 Nebraska (7-0), but couldn't put enough points together to get the victory as the Nebraska won 3-0 (30-17, 30-25, 30-22) at the Nebraska Coliseum in Lincoln, Neb. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007.

Junior Lindsey Yon (San Antonio, Texas) led the way for NMSU with 17 kills and a .333 hitting percentage on the night. However, the Aggies had a little bit of trouble at the service line again with seven service errors on the night, compared to Nebraska's four service errors.

NMSU head coach Mike Jordan wanted better blocking from his front line, who only put up five blocks on the night, while Nebraska had 17.

"I think if we could have blocked a little better, we could have won a game or two," Jordan said. "We still need to serve better and block better so that we can get where I we can be."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Wins A Five Game Thriller Over Louisville

According to the live stats at Huskers.com the Aggie volleyball team has defeated the Louisville Cardinals in five games.

The girls found themselves down two games to one but won game four by a convincing 30-16 score to force a game five. Game five was back and forth but the Aggies pulled out the win 21-19.

The Aggies will now face tournament host top ranked and defending national champion Nebraska tomorrow night.

Nebraska currently has a 58 match home win streak.

Aggie Volleyball Falls To Sixth Ranked Texas

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

HOUSTON, TX - The New Mexico State volleyball team (4-1) fell to No. 6 Texas (2-2) 3-0 (30-22, 30-21, 30-15) with junior Lindsey Yon leading the way at the Athletics/Alumni Center in Houston, Texas on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Yon (San Antonio, Texas) had 10 kills and six digs with four block assists in the three games, but that wasn't quite enough to defeat UT as the Aggies hurt themselves committing 31 attack errors and nine service errors. Head coach Mike Jordan emphasized before the game that his team would have to serve great to win this match.

"I'm very disappointed with how our team played, especially because we made errors that shouldn't have been made," Jordan said. "I think there are some things that we need to make adjustments on for this team to get where we want to be."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Impressed Head Coach Mike Jordan in Saturday's Scrimmage

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Volleyball team played well in the inter-squad Crimson and White scrimmage on Saturday, August 18 with the Crimson winning 2-1 at the Pan American Center.

Junior Lindsey Yon (San Antonio, Texas) led the way for the Aggies with 14 kills while playing on the crimson team and six more kills while playing on the white team. The players switched teams sporadically to experiment with different lineups.

“Lindsey is a great volleyball player, and when she gets stronger and healthier she’s only going to get better,” head coach Mike Jordan said. “I was very impressed with what I saw from all of our outside hitters.”

Yon is recovering from an arm injury and should continue to play this season as long as she stays healthy. Sophomore Krista Altermatt (El Dorado Hills, Calif.), who also plays at the outside hitter position, did well with nine kills and 16 digs.  Continue Reading This Post >>