I-10 Rivalry week begins tonight in the Pan Am as the Aggies (8-2) take on the Miners (9-2). The Aggies have won 13 consecutive matches in the series and are looking to continue their dominance in the series. The Miners might have one of their better teams in recent memory. They've got three players averaging at least three kills per set led by junior outside hitter Bridget Logan (3.79). The other two players averaging over three kills per set are a pair of sophomore middle blockers, Jeane Horton and Xitlali Herrera, both are averaging 3.00 kills per set.
Aggie freshman Meredith Hays leads the Aggie offense averaging 4.26 kills per set. The Aggies have a lot of balance offensively with Kelsey Brennan in the middle averaging 2.81 kills per set and hitting .381 and there are five other Aggies who averaging just under two kills per set. The Aggies have held their opponents to just a .121 attacking percentage so far this season and their blocking has improved a bit over last season as the Aggies are averaging 2.27 blocks per set. Last season the Aggies were allowing opponents to hit .193 against them.
Tonight's match is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. first serve and can be seen on AggieVision as well as ESPN3.com online.
On to today's links...
KTSM NBC 9 in El Paso provides quotes from UTEP's media luncheon.
Teddy Feinberg of the Las Cruces Sun-News writes that the Aggies can rewrite history with a win on Saturday.
Teddy Feinberg blogs his thoughts on the upcoming rivalry game.
UTEP Athletic Director Bob Stull provides some history behind the rivalry.
Bret Bloomquist of the El Paso Times discusses UTEP's preparation for the rivalry game starting with a new quarterback.
Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal shares his WAC notebook.
Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal ranks the Aggies' 4th in this week's WAC Power Rankings.
Aggie Men's Basketball
Kevin at Parsing The WAC takes a look at the Aggies' stockpile of big men.
The UTEP athletic website previews tonight's match.
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