By DAVID McGUIRT
Tech’s volleyball team extended its losing streak to six
games Saturday night when it played host to New
Mexico State in a
conference match that ended in a four-game loss for the Techsters
with scores of 30-21, 26-30, 30-14 and 30-18.
“Our inconsistency showed at key times during the match,”
Tech head coach Heather Mazeitis said. “We’re trying
to get past that.”
“We’re getting better, and we played really good in
spurts. And other times, we didn’t. Overall, I think we’re taking something
positive from this, and the girls are looking forward to playing them again.”
The Aggies (19-1, 4-1 WAC)
broke the first game open early with a 15-4 run that Tech (5-16, 0-5 WAC) could
not recover from as the Aggies held at least a seven point
lead the entire game.
The Techsters did manage some
points at the end of the game, as they were able to take advantage of a New
Mexico State error to go on a six point run, but fell short, as the game ended
with the Aggies on top 30-21.
Game two became Tech’s highlight of the night as the team
recorded its only win.
Tech struggled to take a solid lead for the first half of
the game, but freshman Samantha Crowder recorded a clutch kill to ignite the Techsters for a six points run to claim a 19-13 lead.
Junior Shannon Phillips led the team to the win with five
kills, while junior Kristen Fairbanks, who opened the game with a kill, also
closed it with one to claim the second game 30-26.
Games three and four were Tech’s downfall on the night,
as the team failed to even tie the game with the Aggies
in game three and tied just once in game four.
New Mexico State took both games in orderly fashion, with
scores of 30-14 and 30-18, respectively.
The Lady Techsters will return
to action a week from today when they travel to San Jose, Calif., to take on
WAC foe San Jose State at 9 p.m.