NMSU Volleyball Sweeps La. Tech To Open WAC Play

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The Aggie volleyball team ended their six match losing streak defeating Louisiana Tech 3-0 on Thursday night. The Aggies have won 12 straight matches against the Lady Techsters and start off WAC play with a victory for the fifth consecutive season.
Kayleigh Giddens finished with a match-high 24 kills on 42 attacks with just four hitting errors hitting .476 for the match. Junior middle blocker Kelsey Brennan returned to action after missing the last match with an ankle injury and finished with eight kills.
The Aggies and Lady Techsters battled closely in the first set with the Aggies leading 14-11 midway through. Louisiana Tech took a three point lead at 20-17 but the Aggies would rally to take the set 25-23.
Set two saw the Aggies fall behind 17-12 before going on an 8-1 run to take a 20-18 lead. Louisiana Tech would briefly tie the set at 20 points apiece, however, the Aggies would win the final five points to take the set 25-20.
The Aggies would dominate the third set pulling away from a 5-5 tie to win the set easily 25-11. The Aggies recorded 17 kills and just three hitting errors in the set posting a .483 hitting percentage while holding Louisiana Tech to just four kills and seven attack errors and a -.115 hitting percentage.
The Aggies hit .324 for the match committing just 16 attack errors in the match. Kayleigh Giddens added 12 digs to go along with her 24 kills while Jennah DeVries had 36 assists and 10 digs.
Louisiana Tech was led by Taylor Fritz who finished with 10 kills on 36 swings with two attack errors posting a .222 hitting percentage. No other Lady Techsters finished in double-figures as Kara Jones had five kills and Kassie Pinto and Jennifer Goodwin finished with just two.
The Aggies improve to 1-0 in WAC play and will face Louisiana Tech again on Saturday in Las Cruces.



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