Oct. 8, 2011
FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State volleyball team lost 3-0 (25-15, 25-23 and 25-19) to New Mexico State on Saturday night in the Save Mart Center.
"We showed flashes of brilliance where we looked strong, capable and confident, but broke down when it mattered," fourth-year Bulldogs' head coach Lauren Netherby-Sewell said. "We have to be more consistent executing our game plan and confident - especially when the match is tight."
Despite struggling through much of the first set, Fresno State (8-9, 3-2 WAC) fought off NMSU's first six set points before falling 25-15 in the opener.
The Bulldogs used that momentum to put up a good fight for the rest of the match against co-WAC leader New Mexico State (16-4, 5-0 WAC), but couldn't overcome 26 attacking errors in the three-set match.
"In sets two and three, we showed that we can battle, but we need to stick to basics," senior Fresno State middle blocker Brianna Clarke said. "We love playing at home and appreciate all the fans that came out tonight."
Clarke and junior Cecilia Agraz both landed a team-best seven kills and setter Barbara Alcantara tallied 27 assists. Korrin Wild and Christina Lee added 10 digs each to pace the `Dogs defensive performance.
"We got better as a team this week," Netherby-Sewell noted. "Even when we were down, they stuck together. We know what we have to do to keep getting better."
2011 Fighting Spirit Tracker
Week 1: Korrin Wild
Week 2: Marissa Brand (WAC Player of the Week)
Week 3: No recipient honored
Week 4: No recipient honored
Week 5: Team
Week 6: Korrin Wild & Lauren Albertson
Week 7: Team
"We Are Your Team!" - Stay connected with Fresno State Athletics on Facebook and Twitter (@FSAthletics). The next chance to see the 'Dogs at home is Oct. 22 when Nevada visits the Save Mart Center for Breast Cancer Awareness night.
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