Nov. 11, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. --- New Mexico outside hitter Jeanne Fairchild had a match-high 15 kills to lead the Lobos in a 30-24, 30-18, 30-28 win over San Diego State on the road tonight.
The Lobos improved to 16-11 overall and 7-8 in the Mountain West Conference. Seven wins in MWC play is the most by the Lobo program since joining the league in 1999. Tonight's win also ended a four-match losing streak, the longest of the season.
In Game One, the Lobos were down 14-9 before kills by Fairchild, Anna Lehne and Kerri Beck on the service of Lisa Meeter and Gayle Tripp put UNM up 18-15, a 9-1 run. The Lobos held on the win Game One, 30-24.
Game Two saw the Lobos jump out to a 5-0 lead. The Aztecs battled back to take a 10-9 lead, but New Mexico took the lead back, 11-10, on an SDSU attack error. UNM did not allow SDSU to get back into the game, winning 30-18.
The Lobos took an early 12-4 lead in Game Three. San Diego State pushed its way back into the game making UNM work for the match-winner at 30-28.
In addition to Fairchild's 15 kills, Lehne had 10 kills. Beck led the Lobos with seven blocks on the evening.
The Lobos wrap up the regular season against No. 18 Colorado State on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Johnson Center. Admission to the match is free. The Johnson Center will also be the site of the 2007 NMAA Volleyball Tournament beginning Wednesday, Nov. 14.
New Mexico def. San Diego State 30-24, 30-18, 30-28
New Mexico (16-11 (7-8 MWC)) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Fairchild, Jeanne 15-0-4; Lehne, Anna 10-0-4; Morris, Rose 8-0-1; Meeter, Lisa 7-0-3; Beck, Kerri 7-0-7; Michaelsen, Jade 6-0-4; Phillips, Kelsi 0-1-0; Kwasigroch, Sarah 0-1-0; Totals 53-2-13.0. (Assists) - Michaelsen, Jade 38. (Dig leaders) - Tripp, Gayle 15; Kwasigroch, Sarah 10; Meeter, Lisa 9
San Diego State (12-13 (4-10 MWC)) (Kills-aces-blocks) - DE TURK, Sydney 8-0-2; SALISBURY, Lauren 5-0-3; MAHAN, Lindsey 5-0-5; MANASCO, Kelsey 3-0-1; MCMILLAN, Caitlin 3-1-1; EVANS, Hannah 3-0-1; WAHLIN, Kelley 2-0-2; GOSNJAK, Iva 1-2-1; LATHROP, Leah 0-1-0; Totals 30-4-8.0. (Assists) - CASTILLO, Kristen 14; LATHROP, Leah 10. (Dig leaders) - CORDEIRO, Aime 20; CASTILLO, Kristen 6