Life on the road has its disadvantages. Just ask the University of New Mexico volleyball team.
The Lobos are in Las Cruces this weekend to compete in the Borderland Invitational co-hosted by New Mexico State and UTEP. For a second straight week the schedule is not favorable.
UNM (1-2) opens with an early match Friday, taking on Texas A&M Corpus Christi (1-3) at 11 a.m. Things get tougher Saturday when the Lobos face Pacific (2-1) at 10 a.m. and New Mexico State (3-0) at 7 p.m. The nightcap will be the Aggies’ only match of the day as they finish the tournament Sunday against UTEP.
New Mexico faced a similar challenge last week at the Northern Colorado Classic. The Lobos defeated Rutgers in a morning match then dropped a five-setter to Grand Canyon later in the day. It was the ‘Lopes’ only match of the day and UNM appeared to wear down after winning the first two sets.