Weekend sweeps make Frogs No. 5 in Mountain West pack

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    The volleyball team finished the first half of its conference season with an even-conference record that has the Frogs in the middle of the Mountain West Conference pack.The Frogs swept both their weekend matches against New Mexico, a conference opponent, and UT-Pan American, in their last nonconference home game.

    The team’s winning weekend started with a Friday night match against the New Mexico Lobos, winning all three games 30-23, 30-21 and 30-27.

    LeMeita Smith led the team with 11 kills, and Lauren Otto earned her ninth double-double of the season by getting 10 kills and 10 digs.

    That win evened the Frogs’ conference record to 4-4, and they are now ranked fifth in the Mountain West Conference.

    The Frogs swept the UT-Pan Am Broncos on Saturday 30-14, 30-20 and 30-27.

    Anna Vaughn led the team with 16 kills, and Nirelle Hampton recorded 33 set assists to lead the team.

    The weekend’s wins gave the Frogs a 16-6 overall record and an 11-2 record at home in the University Recreation Center.