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Lobo redshirt senior right-side hitter Chantale Riddle, center, jumps while keeping the ball in play during the game against Colorado State on Saturday at Johnson Gym. Riddle has been declared Mountain West Player of the Week twice this season.

Lobo redshirt senior right-side hitter Chantale Riddle, center, jumps while keeping the ball in play during the game against Colorado State on Saturday at Johnson Gym. Riddle has been declared Mountain West Player of the Week twice this season.

Riddle fells another long-standing record

In the space of just seven days Chantale Riddle has climbed to the top of the record books with two prestigious New Mexico volleyball records.

With 18 kills on Nov. 8, Riddle became New Mexico’s all-time leader in points, and on Saturday Riddle ascended to claim sole possession of UNM’s kill throne. Both records were held by Lobo alumnae Tania Gooley.

“It’s very important,” Riddle said in a release. “It means a lot to be a part of something so big. The Lobo program was so strong when Tania was here, so to beat her finally is amazing.”

Riddle came into the game against ninth-ranked Colorado State (26-2, 14-1 MW) needing just seven kills to tie Gooley’s record. In the 3-1 loss, Riddle accumulated exactly eight kills, giving her a total of 1,580 kills.

The All-American lefty out of Roswell, New Mexico, has put together quite a career in her tenure as a Lobo, and with two games left the redshirt senior will continue to increase that total.

Aside from ranking first in points, attempts and kills, Riddle is second in blocks with 378 and is second with 430 total blocks.

Riddle has won Mountain West Player of the Week twice this season and added an AVCA National Player of the Week award earlier this year.

Although Riddle is no stranger to accumulating accolades, her number-one priority has been to win. UNM has been within shouting distance of making the national tournament, but has not been able to attend the tournament while Riddle has been a player. The Lobos did make the tournament during Riddle’s freshman campaign, but the right-side hitter was redshirting that year.

Riddle achieved the record-breaking mark against a CSU team that has been considered a major conference rival.

However, the Lobos (18-11, 10-6 MW), have now been defeated by the Rams for the second straight year in Riddle’s final season as a Lobo. UNM has only managed to take one set from the Rams this season, and with just two games remaining, the Lobos are in a fight to take third.

“We were pretty disappointed in the match,” Nelson said in a release. “We made too many errors and we feel like we beat ourselves.”

The Daily Lobo sports desk can be reached at sports@dailylobo.com or on Twitter @DailyLoboSports.

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