Sept. 20, 2003
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Three Lobo freshmen posted career-high's in kills, but the New Mexico volleyball team still fell to Ohio in four games (22-30, 20-30, 30-31, 20-30) in the afternoon session of the Albuquerque Marriott Lobo Volleyball Tournament. Kelly Therkelsen (13), Lauren Dunsmoor (13) and Jennifer Heasty (10) all posted a career-high in kills while Anna Reines also chipped in 13. Fellow freshman Lindsay Smith also had her best match as a Lobo, tallying 49 assists to pace the UNM offense. UNM now stands at 3-8 for the season.
Ohio (8-3), who is receiving votes in the AVCA/USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll, hit .361 to take game one, 30-22, and hit .462 to take game two, 30-20.
But the Lobos were the hot team in game three, attacking at a .385 clip to ease past the Bobcats, 30-21. Ohio rallied back to win game four, 30-20.
Statistically, the match was even, as each team collected 55 assists while Ohio held a slight edge in kills, 63-61. UNM's downfall, however, was 11 service errors to the Bobcats' two.
Sacramento State defeated Kentucky in four games (30-32, 30-20, 30-22, 30-17) in the first game of the morning session.
The Lobos return to action tonight to face Sacramento State at 7:30 p.m. in Johnson Arena.