Aug. 25, 2007
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- The New Mexico volleyball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 3-0 win over Grambling State in the second round of the MCM Elegante Lobo Classic. The Lobos made quick work of GSU, 30-19, 30-16, 30-18.
New Mexico head coach Jeff Nelson was able to get a lot of the players into the mix against the Lady Tigers.
"It was a great opportunity to get all the freshmen in and somje of the new players," said Nelson. "It got them some experience on the court, and hopefully got them over any jitters that they may still have."
Sophomore Allie Suiter and freshmen Melissa Middleton and Taylor Hadfield led the Lobos with seven kills each as the scoring was spread out over the squad. Suiter also had five service aces and five block assists on the afternoon.
New Mexico will face San Jose State in the tournament championship match at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center. Grambling State and Florida Atlantic will play for third place at 5 p.m.
Earlier in the day, San Jose State came back from a game down to beat Florida Atlantic, 22-30, 30-24, 30-18, 30-18.
New Mexico def. Grambling State 30-19,30-16,30-18
Grambling State (0-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) - LEWIS,Jovon 6-0-0; WARNER,Markesha 6-2-3; ARMSTRONG,Sonora 6-0-1; MORGAN,Talon 2-0-1; COLE,Sonora 2-1-0; JOHNSON,Kendra 2-0-0; WILLIAMS,Kayla 2-0-1; COMBS,Shawnae 2-0-0; LINZY,Jeanetta 0-1-0; Totals 28-4-4.0. (Assists) - MORGAN,Talon 24. (Dig leaders) - LINZY,Jeanetta 8; MORGAN,Talon 8
New Mexico (2-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Middleton, Melissa 7-0-1; Suiter, Allie 7-5-5; Hadfield, Taylor 7-0-4; Meeter, Lisa 6-2-1; Fairchild, Jeanne 5-0-0; Ingram, Joelle 5-0-2; Michaelsen, Jade 2-0-2; Lehne, Anna 1-0-1; Phillips, Kelsi 0-1-0; Kwasigroch, Sarah 0-1-0; Totals 40-9-8.0. (Assists) - Michaelsen, Jade 19; Kwasigroch, Sarah 14. (Dig leaders) - Tripp, Gayle 7; Middleton, Melissa 6
San Jose State def. Florida Atlantic 22-30,30-24,30-18,30-18
Florida Atlantic (0-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Abdell, Kala 12-0-0; Castro, Krystena 11-0-2; Petry, Justine 8-0-5; Evanyo, Katie 4-0-2; LaRocca, Casey 4-1-0; Arvidson, Katie 3-0-6; Utz, Kendall 0-2-0; Totals 42-3-8.0. (Assists) - LaRocca, Casey 33. (Dig leaders) - Abdell, Kala 10; Utz, Kendall 8; Evanyo, Katie 8
San Jose State (2-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Senftleben, Jennifer 23-1-0; Clement, Niki 14-1-1; Burke, Colleen 11-1-2; Amian, Brianna 9-2-5; Anglin, Keri 7-0-2; Burke, Emily 4-0-0; Crow, Kelly 0-1-0; Tsukano, Kristal 0-1-0; Totals 68-7-6.0. (Assists) - Burke, Emily 54. (Dig leaders) - Tsukano, Kristal 17; Clement, Niki 14; Amian, Brianna 10; Burke, Emily 8