September 13, 2003
PULLMAN, Washington - The New Mexico women's volleyball team dropped a pair of matches Saturday (September 13) at the Washington State Cougar Mania Invitational. UNM lost to Washington State in three games (30-25, 30-21, 30-22) and Saint Louis in four games (30-27, 30-21, 24-30, 30-28). The Lobos now stand at 3-6 for the season.
"We had our best passing outing of the season against Saint Louis," said UNM head coach Kelley Sliva McKee. "We just need to keep our errors down to keep ourselves in the match. We're looking to regroup this week and focus on the Lobo Marriott Classic."
Senior Anna Reines (Big Lake, Minn.) posted a season-high 23 kills and hit .340 against Saint Louis (5-7), but it wasn't enough to defeat the Billikens. Freshman Lindsay Smith (Bakersfield, Calif.) had her best match as a Lobo to date, collecting 48 assists. Junior Monica Meihack (Fallon, Nev.) recorded 16 digs and UNM tallied a season-high 52 as a team.
After falling in games one and two, the Lobos took game three, 30-24. UNM lost a close fourth game to SLU, 30-28.
Washington State (2-6) controlled the entire match in sweeping the Lobos. Reines led the Lobos with 10 kills, but UNM only hit .082 as a team to the Cougars .298.
New Mexico returns to action when it hosts the Albuquerque Marriott Lobo Classic next weekend in Johnson Arena (September 19-20).