Nov. 12, 2005
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Despite 17 kills and 12 digs from Zuzana Cernianska, Utah State's women's volleyball team dropped a four-game match at New Mexico State Saturday night by final scores of 30-27, 26-30, 26-30, 26-30. With the loss, USU falls to 17-11 overall and 9-5 in the Western Athletic Conference, while NMSU improves to 19-5 overall and 11-4 in league play with the win.
Utah State recorded the three-point win in game one despite getting out-hit .167 to .149 as USU had 17 kills and 10 errors as compared to 13 kills and six errors for New Mexico State. In the final three games, New Mexico State out-hit USU .322 to .148 to record the four-game win.
Sarah Silagy led New Mexico State with 20 kills, while Kim Oguh and Alice Borden each posted 14 kills.
Overall, Utah State hit .149 in the match as compared to a .281 hitting percentage for New Mexico State. NMSU also recorded four more kills (65-61), five more digs (61-56), and 3.5 more team blocks (14.0-10.5), while committing 16 fewer hitting errors (36-20).
Utah State will play its final road match of the regular season on Mon., Nov. 14 at Louisiana Tech at 6 p.m. (MT), before concluding its regular season at home against Nevada on Sat., Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.
New Mexico State, 3, Utah State 1 USU 30 26 26 26 NMSU 27 30 30 30