Volleyball Match Recaps

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Volleyball Match Recaps

Torres Makes History As NMSU Volleyball Sweeps Fresno State

Written By: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State (6-6, 1-0 WAC) senior libero Krystal Torres broke the all-time career dig record as the Aggies swept Fresno State (3-7, 0-1 WAC), 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-20), Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Pan American Center.

Torres' game-high 17 dig effort sprung her overall career record to 1,597, breaking Vanessa White's 19-year old record of 1,594.

Head coach Mike Jordan said he was very proud of Torres for breaking the record which was held for almost two decades.

"Krystal is an amazing athlete. She has worked really hard and deserves everything she earns," Jordan said. "Everyone played hard tonight. I really think our pre-conference schedule was good for us."

Senior outside hitter Lindsey Yon led the Aggies' offense with a game-high 12 kills, while sophomore Krista Altermatt added nine kills.   Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Volleyball Heads Home With A Victory

Written By: NMSU Athletic Dept.

PALO ALTO, CA - The New Mexico State volleyball team (5-6) came out of the Stanford Tournament with a 3-1 win over UC-Santa Barbara (3-5) at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 13.

The Aggies won (25-14, 25-22, 23-25, 25-18) with three players getting double-digit kills on the evening. Senior Lindsey Yon (San Antonio, Texas) had 18 kills, senior Amber Simpson (Quincy, Ill.) had 11 kills and junior Krista Altermatt (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) had a double-double with 12 kills and 13 digs. Head coach Mike Jordan knows that it takes a total team effort to pick up wins like this.

"We came together as a team and were much better offensively today," Jordan said. "Of course Santa Barbara is not the same caliber as Stanford and Santa Clara, but we have learned a lot about ourselves with our schedule so far."  Continue Reading This Post >>

The Daily Aggie :: 09/12/08 :: Evening Update

The Aggie volleyball team lost 3-0 to Santa Clara tonight dropping the sets by scores of 25-23, 25-18 and 25-20. The Aggies controlled the first set going up 16-9 before Santa Clara came storming back to tie the set at 21 apiece. The Aggies and Broncos traded points to 23 and then the Broncos put the set away winning the final two points. Set two the Aggies fell behind 20-10 before putting on a mini-run to get the match to 24-18 but the deficit proved to be too much and the Aggies lost 25-18.

Set three was unlike anything we can ever remember from the Aggies. They fell behind 9-0 to start the match. The Aggies have done that to opponents many times but we cannot remember the last time the Aggies were held scoreless that long to start a set. The Aggies trimmed the deficit a little bit getting two within seven at 14-7 but a surge by the Broncos put them ahead 22-10 and it looked like the Aggies were in for a ugly loss. However, the Aggies did not quit and they pulled to within just four points at 24-20 but once again the very large early deficit was too much to overcome. We'll have more thoughts on tonight's match in tomorrow's edition of The Daily Aggie.

The Aggies are now 4-6 on the season and take on UC-Santa Barbara tomorrow evening at 5:30 p.m. MDT.

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Aggies Fall To No. 7 Stanford 3-0

The Aggie volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to No. 7 Stanford on Thursday evening in the first match of the Stanford Invitational. The Aggies lost the first and second sets by similar margins at 25-17 and 25-16 but coming out of the intermission the Aggies hung tough with the Cardinal losing 26-24 in the third set.

Lindsey Yon led the Aggies with 10 kills while Amber Simpson added nine kills. The Aggies hit .053 in the first set, .000 in the second set and .091 in the third set. The Aggies were bothered once again by the opponent's block as Stanford recorded 12 blocks. The loss drops the Aggies to 4-5 on the season.

The Aggies take on Santa Clara on Friday afternoon with the match set to start at 5:30 p.m. MDT.

NMSU vs. Utah Match Photos

NMSU vs. Utah Match Photos

Aggie Volleyball Team Drops Match 3-1 To Utah

The Aggies suffered a 3-1 loss to Utah on Sunday evening in the final match of the Hotel Encanto Volleyball Classic. The Aggies lost the first set 25-18, won the second set 25-19 and then lost the final two sets 25-20 and 25-21. to drop the match 3-1. The Aggies have lost back to back matches for just the sixth time since the 2003 season but the second time this season. The Aggies finished the five matches in five nights with a 3-2 record. The Aggies will travel to Palo Alto, CA for the Stanford tournament where they'll take on host Stanford on Thursday night, Santa Clara on Friday night and UC-Santa Barbara on Saturday night.

NMSU vs. #4 Texas Match Photos

NMSU vs. #4 Texas Match Photos

NMSU Volleyball Falls To No. 4 Texas, 3-0

Written By: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball (4-3) team went head-to-head with national power house, No. 4 Texas (3-1) and even though the Aggies had moments of brilliance, NMSU fell, 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-17), Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces, N.M.

Head coach Mike Jordan said he was proud of the way his team played at times against the national power house.

"Playing a great team like Texas at home is a lot of fun and hopefully we can learn from it," Jordan said. "We played good volleyball, but the key was we were trying to avoid their blocking at time instead of attacking."

Leading the way for the Aggies was senior outside hitter Lindsey You (San Antonio, Texas) with nine kills, while junior outside hitter Krista Altermatt (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) added seven. Freshman setter Jennah DeVries (Denver, Colo.) recorded a team-high 13 assist on the night.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU vs. Houston Match Photos

NMSU vs. Houston Match Photos

Aggies Win Thriller Over Houston 3-2

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The NMSU volleyball team survived a five set battle with Houston on Friday night winning 3-2. The Aggies looked to be in control after winning the first two sets 25-21 and 25-17. Houston however would not go down without a fight and the Cougars mounted a rally and won the next two sets by identical 25-23 scores to force a deciding fifth set. The Aggies and Cougars were tied at 13 points and the Aggies won the final two points of the set including the game clincher on a service ace.

Lindsey Yon had a team high 14 kills for the Aggies, Whitney Woods recorded 13 kills and Krista Altermatt had 12 kills. Yon and Altermatt also had 14 and 12 digs respectively to record a double-double. Krystal Torres had 22 digs for the Aggies.

Houston's Barbara Freitas had a match high 17 kills on 26 swings while recording just two attack errors for a .577 hitting percentage.

The Aggies' victory improves their record to 4-2 on the season and they now turn their attention to #4 Texas who defeated Utah 3-0 in the match prior to the Aggies' match. The Aggies and Lonhorns will face each other at 7:00 p.m. in the Pan American Center on Saturday night.