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New Mexico State Defeats Lobo Volleyball, 3-1
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/15/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Sept. 15, 2004

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Five players recorded double-digits in kills, but the New Mexico volleyball team still fell to New Mexico State in four games, 30-24, 26-30, 28-30, 25-30, Tuesday night at the Johnson Center. The Lobos now stand at 3-4 for the season, while the Aggies improve to 6-1.

Sophomore Jennifer Heasty led all players with 14 kills and added 16 digs for her first career double-double. Chelsea Sondrup collected 13 kills and five blocks, Nicole Ryan had 12 kills and five digs, and Kelly Therkelsen put down 11 kills with seven digs.

UNM took the first game, 30-24, behind powerful hitting and a stifling defense. The Lobos pounded 20 kills in the first game to NMSU's nine, and outhit the Aggies .417 to .133. Therkelsen led the Lobos with seven kills in the game.

The second game remained close throughout, but the Aggies prevailed, 30-26, and the two teams went into intermission tied at one game apiece.

New Mexico State jumped out to an 8-1 lead in the third game. The Lobos fought back, however, and tied the game at 21 before taking a 23-22 advantage. NMSU ended the game on an 8-5 run to take the game and the 2-1 lead.

The Lobos managed to hit only .106 in the fourth game as the Aggies hit .297 with 16 kills in claiming the 30-25 win.

Kim Oguh led the Aggies with 12 kills, while Stevi Adams tallied a double-double with 11 kills and 14 digs.

The Lobos return to action this weekend (Sept. 17-18) for their second home tournament of the season, the Albuquerque Marriott Lobo Volleyball Classic, featuring Hartford, UTEP and Weber State. The Lobos begin tournament action against Hartford Friday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

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