“I feel great. I am really proud of the team,” head coach Mike Jordan said. “We did a great job executing and stayed humble. I was happy with the way we were serving the ball. I thought it was probably our best serving match of the year.”
Aggies earned the first five points of set one with some big blocks and a pair of kills. The Aggies outscored the Runners 8-1 before giving up three straight points. NM State kept the lead well into the match by as much as 16 as the team hit .400 and Scott had four kills and five block assists, as the Aggies claimed the set 25-9. The Aggies held Bakersfield to a negative .067 hitting percentage and had 10 digs to the Runners seven.
Set three saw Bakersfield take its first lead of the match with a 5-3 advantage, but NM State quickly tied things up at six apiece and regained the lead with a block assist by Nash and Scott. The Aggies went on an 8-2 run over the Runners for a five-point lead. NM State held onto the lead and claims its second straight WAC Tournament title with a third-set win 25-16.
The Aggies now wait to learn their fate for the 2013 NCAA Tournament on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. The Aggies head to the NCAA tournament for the seventh time in program history and second in as many seasons.