Volleyball Match Recaps

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Volleyball Match Recaps

Aggie Volleyball Falls To Arizona 3-1

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Junior Jordan Abalos led the New Mexico State volleyball team with a career-high 19 kills as the Aggies fell 21-25, 25-19, 16-25, 20-25 to Arizona in the final contest of the Borderland Invitational at the Pan American Center.

“The first set got away from us,” said head coach Mike Jordan. “We had 17 kills to their 13, and we made a couple of ball handling errors late that cost us. If we could have gotten that win, we could have gone up 2-0 after the break and I would have liked our chances. We looked great in the second set, probably as good as we have looked all year. In the third set we came out and got down early, and were emotionless. I tried to fie us up and get us a rally, but our leaders need to do that not me. All in all, we are consistently inconsistent with some things, with our youth. We will get better.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Wins Five Set Battle With Sacramento State; Falls In Three Sets To No. 16 Texas A&M

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State volleyball (6-2) pulled out the victory in a five set thriller against Sacramento State (3-4) on Friday. The Aggies were able to take the match with a 25-22, 16-25, 27-25, 24-26, 16-14 decision.

“We were making plays when we needed to, but we were a little up and down like we have been,” said head coach Mike Jordan. “That’s youth and confidence, though. Hopefully, we will continue to learn every time we take the floor.”

The Aggies had four player put up double-digit kills in the match. Western Athletic Conference Preseason Player of the Year Sasha-Lee Thomas paced the Aggies once again with 17 kills and six blocks to go with her .359 hitting percentage. Junior Jordan Abalos logged her sixth double-double of the season with her 14 kills and 17 digs. Junior Kassandra Tohm put up 13 kills and 5 blocks. Sophomore Tatyana Battle nabbed her first double-double of the season with 11 kills and 13 digs.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Sweeps Troy

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TROY, AL - New Mexico State volleyball continued to roll on Saturday morning as they swept host Troy in the Trojan Invitational. The Aggies took the match with a 25-15, 25-23, 25-18 decision.

The Aggies were led once again by junior Jordan Abalos. The Safford, Ariz. native logged her fifth double-double in six matches with 10 kills and 11 digs. Sophomore Tatyana Battle also played a large role putting up nine kills. On the defensive side, freshman Brigette Lowe put up a team-leading four blocks.

NM State picked up where they left off yesterday by opening the match with a 10-1 run. Troy began to come to life late in the set, as they cut the lead to 15-10 midway through the frame. However, the comeback was not to be as the Aggies took the first set 25-15.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Mike Jordan Picks Up Career Win No. 400; Aggies Win Two At Troy Invitational

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TROY, AL - With the 3-0 sweep of Valparaiso (2-2) on Friday, New Mexico State head coach Mike Jordan reached rarified air earning his 400th career win. The Aggies (3-2) captured the win with a 25-9, 25-19, 25-21 decision.

"I have had a lot of great players and a lot of great coaches in my career," said Jordan. "I am proud to be the coach here at New Mexico State. Reflecting back, there have been a lot of big wins, but I think about all of the players too. That's the cool part about this win, it brings me back to my first season here and all of the memories."

In his 19th season at NM State, Jordan now holds a career coaching record of 400-179, all with the Aggies. He is the winningest coach in NM State volleyball history, a title he claimed in 2004.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Falls To UNLV In Three Sets

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - In the finale of the UNLV Invitational, New Mexico State (1-2) could not overcome large deficits against UNLV (3-0) as they fell in three sets on Saturday. The Rebels took the match with a 21-25, 17-25, 21-25 decision.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Falls In Five Sets Against UC Santa Barbara

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept,

LAS VEGAS, NV - After sweeping the first match of the day, New Mexico State (1-1) was unable to go 2-0 after falling in five tightly contested sets to UC Santa Barbara (1-1). UCSB claimed the match with a 30-28, 25-22, 23-25, 19-25, 13-15 decision.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Sweep Great Danes In Season Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - New Mexico State volleyball open the 2016 season with a bang sweeping Albany in straight sets. The Aggies took the decision 25-22, 25-12, 25-13.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Ends Season With 3-0 Loss Against Stanford In NCAA Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PALO ALTO, CA - NM State fell in three sets to No. 6 Stanford in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night at the Maples Pavilion.

The Cardinal took the match in a 20-25, 13-25, 17-25 decision.

As was the case this entire season, All-America candidate Gwen Murphy put on a stellar performance. The Elfrida, Ariz./Valley Union HS native racked up nine kills, three service aces and a block in her final match in the Crimson and White. Murphy finished her senior season averaging 3.29 kills per set, .024 aces per set and 0.83 blocks per set.

The Cardinal had three players with double digit kills. Hayley Hodson and Merete Lutz both registered 13 kills. Brittany Howard had 12 kills.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Close Out Regular Season With Sweep Of UTEP; Await NCAA Tournament Selection Show

Written By: NM state Athletic Dept.

EL PASO, TX – NM State captured a hard fought 3-0 victory to claim the season series sweep over I-10 rival UTEP in the regular season finale on Wednesday.

"We've got to serve the ball a lot better," said head coach Mike Jordan. "We need to be a little smarter on who we are setting the three-pass balls to as well. We set a lot of balls into standing doubles and made a lot of silly mistakes, but we played well down the stretch in sets. I don't want to see us getting down [by] seven anymore. UTEP played hard and made a lot of plays. I think they out served us, and we have to make sure we give it our best at the service line. [Kassandra] Tohm did a great job. I thought she gave us a lot of kills and did a lot of good stuff. We really missed Nathalie [Castellanos] and her court presence. We've got a lot of pieces that can play."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Sweeps UMKC, Advances To WAC Championship Match

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

KANSAS CITY, MO - NM State swept No. 5-seed Missouri-Kansas City 3-0 in the semifinal match of the WAC Tournament on Friday night.

“We were really balanced, which was good,” said head coach Mike Jordan. “I was really happy with our efforts defensively. I thought we dug a lot of balls, and made UMKC work for their points. Senior leadership keeps stepping up and making plays. I though UMKC took some big swings, and gave us some problems doing some things. But we were determined, you could just see look on our faces. Even when we made some mistakes, we stayed really competitive. Hopefully, we’ll do that tomorrow.”

The Aggies took the match with a 25-18, 25-19, 25-19 decision.  Continue Reading This Post >>