Volleyball Match Recaps

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Volleyball Match Recaps

No. 13 NMSU Volleyball Gets Second Sweep Of The Week

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

Boise, ID - The No.13 New Mexico State volleyball team picked their second sweep in as many games as the Aggies beat Boise State 3-0 (30-18, 30-24, ) in Boise, Idaho, Thursday, Nov. 1.

In front of 322 rowdy fans in Bronco Gym, junior Lindsey Yon (San Antonio, Texas) led the way with 12 kills, while sophomore Krista Altermatt (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) had nine. As a team, NMSU had 13.5 blocks while senior Kim Oguh (El Paso, Hanks HS) was involved in nine of those blocks.

“We blocked the ball pretty well and offensively we did just fine,” head coach Mike Jordan said.

Freshman Alex Steinmetz (Las Cruces, Las Cruces HS) stepped up and finished the night with seven kills and hit .353.

“We did a good job getting the ball to Alex,” Jordan said. “She has a good high reach and can move the ball around well. She keeps improving both offensively and defensively.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Sweep Miners, Take Season Series

Written by: bleedCrimson.net Staff

EL PASO, TX - The 13th ranked Aggie volleyball team played a late season out of conference match on Tuesday night against I-10 rival UTEP. The Aggies swept the Miners in three games 30-28, 30-21, 30-21.

The Aggies started the game strong taking an early 3-0 lead and extended the lead to 10-6. UTEP would rally to tie the game at 11 and the teams would trade points to 20 before UTEP went on a four point run to take a 24-20. UTEP maintained their four point edge leading the match 26-22.

UTEP would take a 28-26 lead and looked to close out the game needing only two points, however the Aggies responded with a kill from Lindsey Yon to pull within one point at 28-27. Back to back attack errors by UTEP's Amy Sanders and Patty Jarmoc gave the Aggies the lead at 29-28 and Lindsey Yon finished off the comeback with a kill. Aggies won game one by a score of 30-28.   Continue Reading This Post >>

#13 Aggies Get Swept Off The Island

HONOLULU, HI - What was supposed to be a thrilling match between two top 15 teams turned out to be a one-sided affair. NMSU came into the match looking to avenge their only conference loss of the season, left having been swept 3-0 by #11 Hawai'i.

The Aggies were behind by nine points in the first game at 24-15, then battled back to within two points at 28-26 but couldn't sustain the comeback, losing 30-26.

In game two the NMSU trailed early 8-4 but battle back to tie the game at 8 points apiece. The two teams went back and forth as the game was tied at 15 all. Hawai'i would pull away briefly going up 25-20 before the Aggies came back to tie the match at 28. However, a service error by Kim Oguh who served the ball into the net would give Hawai'i at 29-28 lead and Hawai'i would win the next point to take the game 30-28 and head into the intermission up 2-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

#18 NMSU vs. San Jose State Volleyball Pictures

20th Ranked Aggie Volleyball Team Sweeps Louisiana Tech 3-0

The Aggie volleyball team swept the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters on Thursday night in the Pan American Center. The Aggies won all three games by at least 10 points, winning game one 30-18, game two 30-20 and game three 30-17.

With the win the Aggies improve to 17-3 on the season and 8-1 in the WAC. The Aggies are off until next Thursday night when they take on Nevada at 7:00 p.m. in the Pan American Center.

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 >>