This Week in Nevada History - September 1-7
This Week in Nevada History is a new feature on the official website of Wolf Pack Athletics. Each week, we will feature several of the top moments from that week in the history of the Wolf Pack program, researched and written by Media Services Intern Nick Saccamanno. Check back each week for more information about the history of Nevada Athletics.
Sept. 6, 2003 - Lauren Galler set the Wolf Pack women's volleyball record for aces in a match in a 3-1 victory over Arizona State. She pounded eight balls onto the deck before any Sun Devil could get her hands on them, a record which still stands today. That season, the Wolf Pack earned its second consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament, a feat that the team has accomplished five times under head coach Devin Scruggs.
Sept. 7, 1991 - Nevada handed UNLV a 50-8 defeat in front of 24,123 fans at a newly expanded Mackay Stadium. The Wolf Pack outgained the Rebels by a 425-yard margin, including a 340-yard advantage in the passing game. That game stands as the largest margin of victory in yearly battle for the Fremont Cannon and was the first of 12 straight wins for the Wolf Pack, which also clinched the second of three consecutive Big Sky Conference championships.
Also of note:
Sept. 5, 1997 - Nevada head volleyball coach Devin Scruggs captured her first career win as a head coach, leading the Wolf Pack to a 3-0 victory over Illinois-Chicago.
Sept. 2, 1995 - The Wolf Pack football program secured the 400th win in school history, downing Louisiana-Lafayette 38-14 in front of 25,446 fans at Mackay Stadium.