Oct. 11, 2009
Up Next In Lobo Volleyball
at New Mexico State October 13 7 p.m. (MT)
Rio Grande Rivalry
Aggie Vision (Comcast Channel 77/FSN Arizona)
Pan American Center Las Cruces, N.M.
This Week ... The Lobos (12-6, 4-3 MWC) have a little different schedule this week with an early week match at New Mexico State on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. and a home MWC match with UNLV on Saturday afternooon at 1 p.m.
Following The Lobos On The Road ... Fans can follow GameTracker links on the GoLobos.com front page Events schedule and the Schedule link at the top of the Lobo Volleyball GoLobos.com page. UNM volleyball media relations director Judy Willson will Twitter during road matches - follow along at http://twitter.com/jwillson10.
Next Week ... The Lobos will be at the Johnson Center for Homecoming Weekend. Wyoming will start the weekend with a Thursday, Oct. 22 match at 7 p.m., followed by the Cherry Crush match vs. Colorado State on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m.
Lobos Among Tops In Attendance ... New Mexico is currently ranked 22nd in the nation with an attendance average of 1,500 fans this season. It is the first time that the Lobos started the season with over 1,000 fans at the first nine matches of the season. The 1996 team started the season with seven consecutive matches over 1,000. The Lobos' season-high so far in 2009 is 2,338 vs. San Diego State on Oct. 1. MWC member Colorado State is ranked 14th overall with an average of 1,913 fans per match. Rankings are updated on Monday mornings.
Ending Streaks Under Nelson ... In Lobo head coach Jeff Nelson's three years at UNM, several ominous conference road losing streaks have come to a halt. The first one came in 2007 when the Lobos beat BYU on Oct. 6 in Provo for the first time in 12 years. Also in 2007, UNM won at San Diego State for the first time after 7 straight losses at the beach. In 2008, it had been since 2000 that UNM had won at UNLV and since 2001 at Wyoming. On Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, UNM beat Utah, 3-1 on Crimson Court for the first time in 13 years. It was also Nelson's 50th win as a Lobo.
Mark Your Calendars (Only 5 Home Matches Left) ... Cherry Crush is set for Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 24 ... Think Pink, breast cancer awareness night, is set for Thursday, Nov. 5. If you wear pink, adults get in for $3 and kids, ages 2-18, get in for $2.
About New Mexico State (10-5, 5-1 WAC; NMSU leads the series, 37-23) ... The Aggies, under the direction of 12-year head coach Mike Jordan, are led by Kayleigh Giddens with 3.82 kills per set and a .216 attack percentage, and Krista Altermatt with 3.00 kps.