Posted: Oct 24, 2018
NMMI Sports Press
The New Mexico Military Institute Bronco volleyball team won their volleyball match against Frank Philips College in four sets 26-28, 25-16, 25-23, 25-13 on Wednesday in Cahoon Armory Gym. The win gives the Broncos the WJCAC regular season championship title.
The Broncos and Plainsmen went back and fourth in set one. The Plainsmen had set point three times and the Broncos had set point once, but the Plainsmen were able to take the set 28-26.
The third set saw some struggles for the Broncos similar to the first set, but this time they were able to hold off a late comeback from FPC.
"I knew this team was getting better and better throughout the season. They are getting players that are coming back from injury. They just played balanced and they let you make the mistake and it frustrates teams." said Head Bronco volleyball coach Shelby Forchtner.
Coach Forchtner also commented on the difference between the first set and the rest of the match. "Serving was the big difference in sets one and three we just moved players around and hitting at a harder angle."
The second and the fourth set NMMI was in control throughout the sets. Megan Martinez was the spotlight for the Broncos has she had nine kills, one service ace, eight digs, and six total blocks. Peyton Schendt had 17 kills, one service ace, and 20 digs. Ha'ahulakaleikaimana Crisostomo had three set assists with a team high 30 digs during the match.
I thought Megan Martinez played really well offensively and defensively throughout the match. She made a lot of blocks and got some key digs for us as well."
NMMI will face Midland College in their last game of the regular season. The match will be in Midland at 2 PM on Saturday Oct. 27th. The Broncos look to go 10-0 in conference play this season.