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Dogs Test Aggies Sunday In Initial MSU-TAMU Volleyball Match

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Photo Courtesy of Bill Simmonds

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Mississippi State continues a four-match, four-state road run Sunday in the Lone Star State as the Volleyball Bulldogs (4-11, 0-6 SEC) battle SEC newcomer Texas A&M 13-2, 5-1 SEC) at TAMU's Reed Arena.

SportSouth, Sun Sports and many of the FOX Sports affiliated regional networks (FS Southwest, FS Midwest, FS Arizona, FS San Diego, FS Prime Ticket) will carry the broadcast of the 3 p.m. (CT) match, with Phil Bush and Pete Pranica describing the action.

Sunday's match marks the first Mississippi State-Texas A&M matchup in volleyball and the first MSU-TAMU athletic contest in College Station since the Aggies joined the SEC for competition this fall.

State dropped a straight-sets decision at Auburn Friday night as rookie Sarah Nielsen tallied a team-best eight kills and the current SEC Freshman of the Week, Roxanne McVey, finished with a match-leading 15 digs. McVey, from Magnolia, Texas, leads the SEC with 352 digs.

The division-leading Aggies notched their fifth win in six SEC matches with a 3-0 Friday night win over South Carolina.

State resumes SEC play on the road next weekend with a 4 p.m. CT Midnight Madness match against Kentucky Friday at Rupp Arena and a nationally-televised (ESPNU) 12:30 p.m. CT Sunday match at Missouri.
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