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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 5:37pm
The New Mexico State volleyball team hosts the Hotel Encanto Classic Sept. 2-3, which includes the likes of LSU, Arkansas-Little Rock and Grambling State. The Aggies face Grambling State in the Pan American Center at 10am (MT), Friday, Sept. 2 before taking on Arkansas-Little Rock at 7pm that same day. The Aggies face LSU in the final match of the tournament, Saturday, Sept. 3 at 2pm.
Mike Jordan and the NM State Volleyball team opened the season 2-1 after falling to No. 5 Nebraska in five sets and sweeping South Florida in the MCM Elegante Tournament hosted by UNM. The Aggies then played Nicholls State, Sunday, Aug. 28 to tally its second sweep of the season.
Freshman Meredith Hays leads the Aggies offensively with 4.18 kills per set, while senior setter Jennah DeVries has tallied three double-doubles in as many matches as she is averaging 10.00 assists and 3.73 digs per set. Both were named to the all-tournament team at the MCM Elegante tournament in Albuquerque.
NM State ended the 2010 regular season with an overall record of 18-13 with a 12-4 record in Western Athletic Conference play. The Aggies return for their 38th season of play and its seventh season in the WAC.
Despite finishing in second place in league play, NM State fell to Utah State in the first round of the WAC Tournament in five sets. Former Aggie Kayleigh Giddens had 29 kills in the loss. Giddens was the team's kill leader for the season with 542 and now holds the Aggie record for kills in a season.