Women's Volleyball
Pack Fall To 23rd Ranked New Mexico State



Las Cruces, N.M. The University of Nevada(13-9, 7-3 WAC) volleyball team fell in three games at 23rd ranked New Mexico State University(25-1, 8-1 WAC) in a Western Athletic Conference match played at Las Cruces High School in Las Cruces, N.M. Thursday night by scores of 30-20, 30-25, and 30-17.  With the loss the Wolf Pack dropped to 13-9 on the season and 7-3 in WAC play while the Aggies improved to 25-1 on the season and 8-1 in conference play.  NMSU got a measure of revenge as the Pack tagged them with their only loss so far this season earlier this year in Reno.


Nevada trailed by just a point in game one 11-10 but the Aggies scored the next six points on the way to the 30-20 victory.  NMSU hit .333 in the first game and Nevada .000.


Game two was the closest of the three as the score was tied three times and there were two lead changes before NMSU held on for the 30-25 win to take a 2-0 games advantage in the match.  The final tie came at 14-14 before the Aggies scored five unanswered points on the way to the victory.  The Pack hit .104 and NMSU .257 in game two.


NMSU scored the first three points of game three and cruised to the 30-17 game victory and 3-0 match win.  The Pack hit negative .022 and the Aggies .262 in the final game.


Junior Teal Ericson led the Pack with nine kills and freshman Sage Aune added eight.  Senior setter Tristin Johnson dished out a team-high 29 assists and also led the team with six digs.


Alice Borden topped NMSU with 17 kills and setter Jackie Choi finished with a match high 33 assists.  Krystal Torres tallied a match high 15 digs.


NMSU hit .280 in the match and Nevada struggled at .031.  The Aggies won the blocking battle 10-6.  Karly Sipherd topped the Pack with four blocks and Amber Simpson led NMSU with four.


Nevada continues its two-match road swing in Ruston, La. on Saturday night versus Louisiana Tech at 7:00 p.m.