Volleyball Match Recaps

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Volleyball Match Recaps

Aggie Volleyball Holds Off Bakersfield

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - Although at times it seemed in jeopardy in the final set, the New Mexico State volleyball team pulled off a four-set Western Athletic Conference win over Bakersfield, 25-21, 25-19, 18-25, 28-26, on Thursday night.

The Aggies and Roadrunners both came into the match at 5-2 and in a tie for second place in the WAC. With the win NM State, which is 12-8 overall, improves to 6-2 in conference play and not only holds a one-game lead over Bakersfield but also holds the tiebreaker after sweeping both matches this season over the Roadrunners who fall to 9-12 overall.

NM State, the conference leader in opponent’s hitting percentage, held Bakersfield to an overall hitting percentage of .198, including a .051 percentage in the first set and a .000 percentage in set number two. The Aggies also had a season-high 15 team blocks, led by middle blocker Sasha-Lee Thomas who finished with eight total blocks.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Swept By Rival Lobos

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team lost in straight sets to state rival New Mexico on Thursday, 25-22, 25-19, 25-20, inside the Johnson Center on the UNM campus.

A couple of days after hitting at their highest percentage all season versus Chicago State (.398), the Aggies (11-8) were held to their second-lowest percentage of the season after finishing with a .058 hitting percentage. The Lobos (12-9), meanwhile, finished with a .227 percentage.

For the one of the few times all season, NM State was also outblocked in a match after UNM won the blocking game 10.5 to nine.

Freshman Jordan Abalos led the Aggie attack with seven kills while setters Taylor Livoti and Ashlyn Brown both finished with double-digit assists for the second-straight match, Livoti with 17 and Brown with 10.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Sweeps Chicago State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State volleyball team got its third home sweep of a Western Athletic Conference opponent this season after defeating Chicago State, 25-13, 25-19, 25-15, on Saturday afternoon inside the Pan American Center.

The Aggies pick up their 11th win of the season (11-7) and move to 5-2 in WAC play. The Cougars remain winless in conference play at 0-7 and fall to 6-15 overall.

As has been the case all season, defense was once again served for NM State. The Aggies held Chicago State to a .034 hitting percentage, the fifth time this season the conference leader in the category has held an opponent under a .100 hitting percentage. NM State, meanwhile, hit at a season-high .398 hitting percentage. The Aggies also outblocked the Cougars 7-3.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Drops Five Set Match Against UMKC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team jumped ahead early against Western Athletic Conference leader Missouri-Kansas City but could not hold a two-set lead, eventually losing to the ‘Roos in a five-set thriller, 17-25, 20-25, 25-17, 25-23, 15-13, on Thursday night inside the Pan American Center.

The Aggies, who lost their first WAC match at home in 12 matches, a streak that dates back to 2012, fall to 4-2 in WAC play and 10-7 overall while UMKC remains perfect at 5-0 in the WAC and improve to 17-3 overall with its 13th-consecutive win of the season.

Junior Bradley Nash led the NM State attack with a match-high 15 kills and a .375 hitting percentage. Fellow juniors Gwen Murphy and Nathalie Castellanos also had double-digit kills as each finished with 10 kills.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Sweeps UT Pan American

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team made it 11-consecutive Western Athletic Conference wins inside the Pan American Center after defeating Texas-Pan American in straight sets on Thursday night, 25-21, 25-16, 25-23.

The Aggies earn their 10th win of the season (10-6) and improve to 4-1 in WAC play while the Broncs fall to 4-15 and 1-4 in the conference.

NM State once again showed why they lead the WAC in opponent’s hitting percentage and are 17th in the nation in the category, holding UTPA to a .136 percentage while hitting at a .276 rate itself.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Rallies Past Utah Valley

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - For the second time in as many matches the New Mexico State volleyball team defeated a Western Athletic Conference foe in thrilling five-set fashion as the Aggies outlasted Utah Valley 25-19, 25-27, 16-25, 25-15, 15-11 on Thursday night.

As on Saturday versus Bakersfield in Las Cruces, NM State came back from a two sets to one deficit to keep its conference-games winning streak alive. The streak now stands at 11-consecutive WAC wins dating back to last season.

The Aggies are now 9-5 overall and 3-0 in the WAC and are on a six-match winning streak, including four-straight wins on the road. The Wolverines fall to 6-10 and .500 at 1-1 in WAC play.

Junior Bradley Nash led the way for NM State with her third double-double of the season after marking a season-high 15 kills and adding 12 digs.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Survives Scare From Bakersfield

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - It took five sets and a comeback from being down 2-1, but the New Mexico State volleyball team remains unbeaten in Western Athletic Conference play after defeating Bakersfield, 25-22, 18-25, 16-25, 26-24, 15-8, on Saturday afternoon inside the Pan American Center.

The Aggies, who had swept their previous four opponents, had a much tougher time on Saturday en route to winning their fifth-straight match and 10th-straight WAC matchup dating back to last season to move to 2-0 in WAC play and 8-5 overall.

The Roadrunners, who also came into the match at 1-0 in the WAC, fall to .500 in the conference and 5-10 overall.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Sweeps Grand Canyon To Open Conference Play

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State volleyball team began defense of its back-to-back Western Athletic Conference titles by sweeping Grand Canyon, 25-20, 25-10, 25-17, on Thursday night inside the Pan American Center.

The Aggies are now 1-0 in the WAC and have swept four-consecutive matches to move to 7-5 on the season. They have not lost a set after losing to Colorado State and BYU, two top-15 teams.

The NM State defense came up big again, holding the ‘Lopes to a negative hitting percentage during all three sets. Grand Canyon finished with a -.082 hitting percentage to the Aggies’ .240.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Sweeps New Hampshire, Takes Home Holly Young Invitational Crown

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DURHAM, N.H. - The New Mexico State volleyball team capped off the Holly Young Invitational by sweeping host New Hampshire, 25-18, 26-24, 25-11 on Saturday night for their second win of the day.

The Aggies swept all three teams they faced this weekend, Rhode Island, Brown and New Hampshire, en route to winning the tournament. Gwen Murphy, Hannah Walker and Sasha-Lee Thomas were named to the all-tournament team.

With the three dominating wins NM State jumps to 6-5 overall on the season. The Aggies outhit and outblocked every opponent this weekend to win nine-straight sets.

Junior setter Taylor Livoti collected her second double-double of the day, and team-leading fourth overall, after posting 28 assists and 10 digs versus New Hampshire.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Volleyball Sweeps Rhode Island

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DURHAM, N.H. - The New Mexico State volleyball team began play at the Holly Young Invitational on Friday afternoon by defeating the Rhode Island Rams in straight sets, 25-16, 25-21, 25-16, during the two teams’ first-ever meeting.

The Aggies gave the Rams a taste of their own medicine as Rhode Island had swept seven of its first 10 opponents this season. NM State improves its record to 4-5 overall and 2-1 in neutral courts while handing the Rams their second loss of the season (9-2).

NM State outhit Rhode Island .240 to .109 and had a season-high 10 service aces on the day. Freshman Jordan Abalos had four of those aces, a personal high and team high for the season, while junior setter Taylor Livoti added three more aces.  Continue Reading This Post >>