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Senior middle blocker Skye Gullatt leaps up for a kill against CSU at Johnson Center Nov. 7. Gullatt received Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week for her performance against Air Force. 

Volleyball: Gullatt selected as defensive player of the week/All-Mountain West

Tying a program record is going to turn some heads for anyone, but the way Skye Gullatt ended her career as a Lobo received conference attention. For the week of Nov. 24-28, Gullatt received Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week honors for her performance against Air Force in the final game of the 2015 campaign. Gullatt put together nine blocking assists, a solo block, and a dig in the final game of her collegiate career.

Senior Hannah Johnson is embraced by sophomore Eastyn Baleto after playing her last home game at Senior Night in Johnson Gym Wednesday night. The Lobos swept the series against the Utah State Aggies.

Volleyball: New Mexico seniors turn out for final home game

Wednesday night couldn’t have ended more fittingly as UNM fans bid farewell to the three volleyball seniors in a 3-0 sweep over Utah State. Facing match point, senior setter Hannah Johnson lofted up a ball to fellow senior middle blocker Skye Gullatt who dropped the ball on the hardwood for the final action of the 2015 season in Johnson Center. While the Lobos have two remaining games on their schedule, UNM’s home court will be absent from action until next fall.

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Volleyball: Seniors still with a lot to play for as UNM enters final stretch

A fairy tale ending carrying UNM’s three seniors into the NCAA tournament to bid farewell to their collegiate careers is out of question. However, individual milestones prove there is still a lot to play for down their final stretch on the hardwood. Wednesday night will be the last night senior setter Hannah Johnson steps onto the court in Johnson Center. She currently resides in second place in program history on the all-time assists list. The senior currently has 4,046, just 128 behind Jade Anderson. The setter is also within striking distance of another UNM milestone as she is just 31 digs away from claiming 1,000 digs.

Senior middle blocker Simone Henderson celebrates at Johnson Center Oct. 29. The Lobos beat Fresno State this Saturday 3-0 and play Utah State this Wednesday at 7 p.m..

Volleyball: Lobos receive spark from the outside as end of season nears

The Lobos have been searching for a go-to player all season. Outside hitter Cassie House is beginning to emerge as that player as the season comes to a close. New Mexico (15-13, 8-7 MW) was staring a four-game losing streak in the face. The squad asked House for some guidance, and the tall Rio Rancho native answered with her first career double-double of 10 kills and a career-high 11 digs. Behind the hard-hitting outside, UNM conquered Fresno State (14-15, 6-9 MW) with a 3-0 sweep on Saturday afternoon.

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Volleyball: Lobos comeback at UNLV comes up short

While facing a 2-0 deficit in Las Vegas, the Lobos comeback pursuit fell short on Thursday night. New Mexico has had problems all season long in the fifth set and Thursday night’s showing against the Rebels was no different. UNM (14-13, 7-7 MW) have gone 1-6 in matches extending to five games.

Lobos Cassie House (left) and Skye Gullatt block a CSU kill at Johnson Center on Nov. 7. The Lobos play UNLV this Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Volleyball: Lobos battle for pride with MW title out of reach

Just last week the Lobos were in position to make a run at the No. 2 spot in the conference. This week New Mexico is fighting to stay above .500. At the tail end of UNM’s four-game home stand, the Lobos couldn’t put together a win when they really needed one. Barring a major meltdown from one of the three teams ahead of UNM in the standings, New Mexico will look to maintain a fourth-place spot in the conference.

Senior setter Hannah Johnson watches a CSU spike go past at Johnson Center Saturday night. The Lobos lost to CSU 3-0.

Volleyball: UNM struggles in three game sweep

Colorado State’s size posed big problems for New Mexico’s offense in a 3-0 sweep at Johnson Center on Saturday night. The Rams (21-3, 14-0 MW) showed why they are still the top team in the Mountain West after sweeping the Lobos for the second time this season.

Cassie House (12) and Skye Gullatt (17) leap to knock down Wyoming's overpass at Johnson Center Thursday night. The Lobos lost to Wyoming 3-2.

Volleyball: Lobos crumble in five set thriller

New Mexico’s quest to rise in the Mountain West fell short in a five set heartbreaker against Wyoming on Thursday night in Johnson Center. It was a roller coaster of a night for the Lobos as a whole, as the squad couldn’t find any sort of consistency on the night.

Senior middle blocker Skyle Gullatt offers an off-speed shot against San Jose State’s defense at Johnson Center Oct. 29. Gullatt is five blocks away from second place on the all-time block at UNM.

Volleyball: Lobos continue struggle to climb conference standings

New Mexico will face a big test this weekend beginning with Wyoming on Thursday night. The race for first appears to be out of reach for the moment, but the runner-up spot is wide open with four teams right in the thick of things. UNLV, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Boise State are the four programs sitting above the .500 plateau, all in a position to finish behind the undefeated CSU Rams.

Middle blocker Simone Henderson (left) and Devanne Sours attempt to block a UNLV attack at Johnson Center Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. The Lobos face off with Air Force Tuesday night at Johnson Center. 

Volleyball: Lobos looking past San Diego State hiccup

The New Mexico volleyball team finally gets to relax, eat some green chile and play in front of their fans at Johnson Center. Well, that may not be entirely true. The Lobos just returned from a 3-2 loss at San Diego State as part of the team’s 1-1 split on the road. After returning to the Land of Enchantment on Sunday, the Lobos must turn around and play their only Tuesday night match of the season against Air Force.

Outside hitter Julia Warren (5) leaps into the air for the ball at Johnson Center while playing against UNLV Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. The Lobos lost to San Diego 2-3 on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Volleyball: UNM fails to overcome intermission collapse

Three hitters collecting double-digit kills were not enough for New Mexico to overcome its post-intermission lull. The Lobos came out of the gates scorching hot on the team’s trip to San Diego State, winning the first two games with 25-16 scores. However, Cassie House, Simone Henderson and Devanne Sours’ 10-kill performances on Saturday were not enough to push UNM to a single victory in the final three sets.

Middle blocker Simone Henderson leaps for a kill against UNLV at Johnson Center on Saturday. The Lobos play the Nevada Wolf Pack in Reno this Thursday.

Volleyball: New Mexico looks to mount MW standings on the road

After having found some consistency at home this week, New Mexico will go back on the road in hopes of climbing the Mountain West standings ladder. The Lobos (11-9, 4-3 Mountain West) currently sit among the four teams in the conference with a winning record in MW play. Wyoming holds a half-game advantage with their 5-3 MW record (15-5 overall), and Boise State has a full game on UNM at 6-2 (14-6 overall).

Outside hitter/middle blocker Cassie House leaps for a kill against UNLV on Saturday at Johnson Center. The Lobos defeated the Rebels 3-1.

Volleyball: Defensive changes pay off in Lobos' win over UNLV

Head Coach Jeff Nelson’s newly added zone blocking scheme has rejuvenated New Mexico’s defensive muscle, translating to a jumpstart in the Lobos’ offense. For the first time since Oct. 6, 2011, the Lobos garnered a home victory over the UNLV Rebels. Coming into Saturday’s 3-1 victory, New Mexico had a 1-5 record for the previous six meetings between the clubs.

Skye Gullatt leaps into the air to send the ball towards Fresno Oct. 15, 2015 at Johnson Center. The Lobos swept Fresno State with a 3-0 win and play UNLV Saturday night at 7 p.m..

Volleyball: Lobos return to Johnson a success

All season, Nelson has been trying to find a way to limit the errors and find a rotation that worked to his advantage. He may have just found some answers. With a new blocking scheme, a unique look at the libero spot, and limited errors, the Lobos took down Fresno State 3-0 Thursday night at Johnson Center.

UNM middle blocker Skye Gullatt spikes the ball against Nevada on Sept. 26 at Johnson Center. The Lobos play Fresno State and UNLV this weekend.

Volleyball: Lobos return battered by rough road trip

New Mexico’s misfortune on the road warrants a need to foster wins in front of a home audience. Away games have been a bit of a sore spot for UNM during the 2015 campaign, as the Lobos have only pieced together a 1-5 record in enemy territory. At Johnson Center and WisePies Arena, New Mexico has been able to garner a 5-3 record.

Lobos Cassie House (12) and Simone Henderson (9) leap to block a CSU players spike during their game October 3. The Lobos lost their two games on the roade this week against Colorado State and Wyoming State.

Volleyball: Lobos swept at Colorado State, Wyoming

New Mexico was swept by Colorado State and Wyoming this past week. UNM started a new lineup at Wyoming, but the Lobos still fell 0-3 on Saturday as they had on Thursday against CSU. Middle blocker Simone Henderson started at outside hitter, Mercedes Pacheco at libero, and Cassie House was put into the front row late in the match. The moves weren’t enough to kick start UNM’s offense.

Lobos Simone Henderson reaches above the net to block a Nevada players attack during their game September 26, 2015. The Lobos are expected to play Colorado State October 8.

Volleyball: Lobos seeking first win at CSU since 1994

Fort Collins, Colorado has not been hospitable to the visiting New Mexico volleyball team. Colorado State has had UNM’s number under head coach Jeff Nelson, who has never garnered a win on the road against the Rams. Since taking over as head coach in 2007, Nelson has only beaten CSU twice out of 16 matches against the Rams.

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