Nov. 14, 2007
Up Next For Lobo Volleyball
vs. No. 17 Colorado State
Saturday, Nov. 17 4 p.m. (MST)
Johnson Center Albuquerque, N.M.
Live Stats, Audio and Video: Link on www.golobos.com
Against Colorado State: The Lobos lost a tough conference opener to the Rams in Fort Collins on Sept. 15, 3-0. CSU head coach Tom Hilbert became the first of many conference coaches to observe the difference in the 2007 Lobos from previous seasons. Since 1995, UNM has won only one match against the Rams, 3-1, on Oct. 22, 2005.
Up Next: The Lobos head to Las Vegas for the 2007 Mountain West Conference Tournament at Cox Pavilion. The final bracket will be announced on Sunday, Nov. 18.
Crowd Factor ... Lobo volleyball crowds at the Johnson Center continue to increase as the season progresses and the team brings new excitement to the court. The Lobos have had seven consecutive home crowds of over 1,000 fans. A season-high 1,427 watched the Lobos take on BYU on Friday, Nov. 2.
Free, Free, Free ... Admission to Saturday afternoon's match against Colorado State is free.
2007 NMAA Volleyball Tournament ... The New Mexico Activities Association will be hosting the 2007 volleyball championships at the Johnson Center this week. Pool play begins on Wednesday, Nov. 14 for 3A, 4A, and 5A. First round and quarterfinals for the three larger divisions begins on Thursday, Nov. 15. Both days begin at 8 a.m. Semifinals for all five divisions begin at 10 a.m. at the Johnson Center on Friday, Nov. 16. Championship matches follow on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 a.m. with the 2A final. The A championship will be played at 10 a.m., followed by the 3A title match at 12 p.m. After a break for the CSU-UNM match, 4A will decide a champion at 6:30 p.m., followed by 5A at 8:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.nmact.org.
Tripp Keeps On Digging ... Junior libero Gayle Tripp has 1,111 digs on the season, in third place on the UNM career digs list. She needs just three more to move into second place.
In Case Of A Tie ... With the Mountain West final standings still up in the air going into the last week of the season, there is a possibility that New Mexico could end up tied with another team. In case of a two-way tie, the first tie break will be head-to-head match record, followed by head-to-head game record, then head-to-head point total. If not broken after those three steps, the conference office will draw for the seed.