Volleyball Match Recaps

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Volleyball Match Recaps

NMSU Volleyball Falls To LSU In NCAA Tournament, 3-2

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

AUSTIN, TX - New Mexico State senior middle hitter Kim Oguh and freshman outside hitter Whitney Phillips evenly combined for 30 kills, but that was not enough to stop the Louisiana State University, as the Aggies fell 3-2 (25-20, 30-21, 30-21, 27-30, 13-15) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Gregory Gym in Austin, Texas, Friday, Nov. 30.

Phillips (Chandler, Ariz.) recorded a career high 15 kills, and also recorded her first career double-double with 11 digs. Oguh (El Paso, Hanks HS) also tallied five blocks and added three service aces. Oguh’s five blocks places her second on the Aggies all-time career block list with 180.

Junior middle blocker Amber Simpson (Quincy, Ill.) recorded a game-high seven blocks and had 13 kills, while junior outside hitter Lindsey Yon (San Antonio, Texas) added 12 digs and 9 kills, along with four blocks on the night.   Continue Reading This Post >>

2007 WAC Volleyball Tournament Championship Match Photos

2007 WAC Volleyball Tournament Championship Match Photos

Aggies Advance To WAC Final With Sweep Of San Jose State

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Junior middle hitter Amber Simpson had 15 kills to lead the No. 13 New Mexico State volleyball to a three-game sweep over San Jose State, 31-29, 31-29, 30-23 in the semifinals of the 2007 WAC Championship Tournament at the Pan American Center, Friday, Nov. 16. The Aggies now face No. 11 Hawai'i in the title match, Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Simpson was force inside with an impressive .625 hitting percentage and she added four blocks. Senior middle hitter Kim Oguh recorded 11 kills and a pair of blocks. Junior libero Krystal Torres led the defensive effort with a match-high 18 digs. Setters junior Alyssa Gintant and freshman Brynja Rodgers added 23 and 21 assists, respectively.

Head coach Mike Jordan said that he was happy with how strong the team finished game three and feels the team is ready for Hawai'i.

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Aggies Open WAC Tournament With Sweep Of Fresno State

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Senior Kim Oguh had a team-high 12 kills, while sophomore Krista Altermatt tallied a double-double as the New Mexico State volleyball squad swept Fresno State, 30-23, 30-25, 30-23, in the first round of the 2007 WAC Volleyball Championships at the Pan American Center.

Altermatt smashed 11 kills and dug up 11 balls, while serving a hot four aces. Juniors Amber Simpson and Lindsay Yon hit nine and eight respectively, while Simpson added in four block assists. Freshman Whittney Woods made her first career appearance as an Aggie and posted two kills on the night.

Head coach Mike Jordan said that he was proud of the way his squad played tonight and felt that the defense was solid.

"Fresno State played a whole lot better tonight than Sunday (Nov. 11)," Jordan said. "We did make some uncharacteristic errors, but also did some great things to prepare us for tomorrow."  Continue Reading This Post >>

#13 NMSU Continues To Roll In WAC Play

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

RUSTON, LA - The No. 13 New Mexico State volleyball team continued their winning ways, as they beat Louisiana Tech 30-21, 29-31, 30-24, 30-17 in Ruston, La., on Thursday.

Junior Lindsey Yon and sophomore Krista Altermatt each knocked down 20 kills in the four-game match. Altermatt hit the ball consistently as she came up with a .405 hitting percentage. They both had double-digit digs for another double-double on the season for each player.

"Lindsey and Krista played tough for us tonight," head coach Mike Jordan said."Our setters fed them the ball well and that helped them get their kills tonight."

The setting duties were split as junior Alyssa Gintant had 31 assists and freshman Brynja Rodgers had 27 of her own. Junior Krystal Torres led the way defensively with 18 digs.  Continue Reading This Post >>

No. 13 NMSU Gets Third Sweep Of The Week

Written by: NMSU Athletics Dept.

MOSCOW, ID - The No.13 New Mexico State volleyball team swept Idaho (30-27, 30-24, 30-17) at Memorial Gym in Moscow, Idaho, Saturday, Nov. 3 for their consecutive sweep of the week.

Led by senior Kim Oguh (El Paso, Hanks HS) who had 16 kills and hit .344 on the night, head coach Mike Jordan was very pleased to get another sweep. Three other Aggies had double-digit kills as juniors Amber Simpson (Quincy, Ill.), Lindsey Yon (San Antonio, Texas) and sophomore Krista Altermatt (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) all had 10 kills.

"Kim (Oguh) and Amber (Simpson) were able to do as well as they did because our setters fed them the ball well," Jordan said. "It's great to come on the road and pick up a sweep, especially against a good team like Idaho."  Continue Reading This Post >>

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