Sept. 22, 2003
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico volleyball team will host archrival New Mexico State Monday night (Sept. 22) at 7 p.m. in Johnson Arena on the UNM Main Campus. The Lobos and Aggies split the season series last year, as each team defended its home court. NMSU (8-4) has a slight edge in the overall series between the two schools, 31-25.
The Lobos (3-9) are steadily improving with each match and will be looking for a big win against the Aggies to catapult them into Mountain West Conference play. UNM opens conference action this Friday, Sept. 26 at Air Force.
Although UNM came away winless from last weekend's Albuquerque Marriott Lobo Volleyball Tournament, New Mexico stayed competitive in every match against three quality volleyball teams: Ohio (9-3, receiving votes in USA Today/AVCA Top 25 Coaches Poll); Kentucky (8-4); and Sacramento State (7-6, 2002 NCAA Tournament participant).
"I felt like we broke new ground this weekend," said UNM head coach Kelley Sliva McKee. "We played significantly better - the best volleyball of the year - against three top-notch opponents."
Several promotions are in line for Lobo fans tonight at Johnson Arena. All fans that bring a Lobo football ticket stub from either of the first two games will be admitted to the match for only $1 and the first 100 fans will receive free Dilly Bars courtesy of Dairy Queen. In addition, all fans are encouraged to wear Cherry & Silver to support the Lobos.