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New Mexico State sweeps UI

New Mexico State cooled off the red-hot Idaho volleyball team with a 25-17, 25-21, 25-12 Western Athletic Conference victory Thursday at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces, N.M.

Anna McKinney and Sarah Conwell each had five kills for the Vandals (12-7, 5-3), whose five-match winning streak came to an end. Haley Larsen, UI’s all-time kills leader, was limited to two kills and had a minus .182 hitting percentage.

The Aggies (12-7, 7-1) swept Idaho 3-0 last month in Moscow.

•Gonzaga remained winless in the West Coast Conference after falling 25-27, 25-17, 19-25, 15-25 to 16th-ranked Pepperdine (15-1, 3-1) at Malibu, Calif.

Elaina Renius had 17 kills and Paige Dillingham had 22 digs for the Bulldogs (6-15, 0-5), who dropped their sixth straight match but avoided a sweep at Pepperdine’s Firestone Fieldhouse for the first time since 1998.


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