Lauren Twitty recorded her seventh double-double of the season behind 18 kills and a matching 18 digs and Kaitlynn Biassou matched Twitty for the team high with 18 kills of her own, hitting .438, but The University of New Mexico volleyball team was unable to find the elusive third set victory, falling to Utah State in five sets on Saturday afternoon at Dreamstyle Arena – The Pit.
The Lobos got out to a two-set lead in the match with 25-19 and 25-23 set wins, respectively, but were unable to close against the Aggies as the visitors took the third set 25-15, the fourth set 25-17 and the fifth set 15-11.
Making the first start of her career, Abbey Willison led at the net with three assisted blocks, a career high for the junior, and recorded her first collegiate kill. Freshman Alena Moldan reached double-digit digs for the 13th time this season, recording 20, the fifth time that the libero has posted 20 or more.
Both setters, Jaclyn Inclan and Maddie Freiwald accounted for 20-plus assists, with Freiwald reaching a season-high 28 assists for a match high. Inclan finished with 21 assists, with both setters just one dig shy of reaching double-doubles.