Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Fast Start For UNM In MWC.(Sports)

Byline: Glen Rosales For the Journal


Volleyball Squad Rallies, Beats AFA

Fourteen turned out to be a lucky number for the University of New Mexico volleyball team Friday against Air Force Academy in a Mountain West Conference opener at Johnson Arena.

In the first two games, the Falcons had the Lobos at game point. But UNM (5-6, 1-0 in league play) didn't crack and rallied both times for 16-14 wins. The Lobos polished off the three-game set with a 15-10 win in a game they led 10-1.

"We're fighters," said freshman middle blocker Lynzie Hayes, who stepped up at the end of the first game with a pair of big blocks to help UNM come back. …

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