April 21, 2011
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico volleyball team swept all four of its matches at home against UTEP on April 16.
As has been the story for the entire spring season, UNM dominated from start to finish. The Lobos took the matches by scores of 25-19, 25-14, 25-17 and 25-15. Though overall records aren't exactly kept in the spring, the Lobos ended up winning all of their matches except for one, while splitting in another.
"The spring went extremely well,” Head Coach Jeff Nelson said. "I think we progressed faster than I thought we would.”
Nelson also acknowledged how well he thought seniors-to-be Ashley Rhoades and Allison Buck and sophomore-to-be Mariah Agre performed throughout the duration of the spring.
"Ashley Rhoades really stepped up, and Allison Buck is always steady,” Nelson explained. “The biggest change for us was the setter position. We had the same setter for the past for years and now she is gone, but Mariah (Agre) did a great job against some really good teams and had a lot of success.”
The matches against UTEP were the last of the spring for the Lobos. The team will wrap up the season April 23-24 with the fourth annual Grass Bash, taking place at South Johnson Field on the UNM campus.
The Grass Bash will feature 14 divisions for competition as well as a multitude of prizes for volleyball teams claiming first and second place in each division. A small portion of the proceeds raised from the event will go toward the UNM Jeanne Fairchild Endowed Scholarship, with the remaining profits going to UNM Children's Hospital.