Aug 30, 2013
BERKELEY, Calif. - The University of Nevada volleyball team fell 3-0 (11-25, 12-25, 20-25) at the Golden Bears of California on Friday, in the Wolf Pack's second match at the Cal Molten Classic.
With the loss, the Pack is now 0-2, while Cal improved to 1-0.
The Bears took control early inside Haas Pavilion, winning the first two games despite strong play from Dana Holt and Kara Kasser. Holt had 13 assists through the first two sets and finished the night with 19. The senior setter also had four digs and two kills. Kasser led all Nevada players with five digs in the first two frames.
A huge solo block from Tessa Lea'ea made the score 13-11 in favor of Cal in what was a hotly-contested third game. Nevada stayed in the game until the final points, getting two kills each from Lea'ea and Sam Willoughby before either team had 19 points. Cal outlasted the Pack to win the match in three.
Nevada hit .172 in the final frame, its best number in any set.
Lea'ea led Nevada with six kills and five total blocks (1 solo), and was again supported by Grace Anxo and Sam Willoughby. Anxo had five kills and three assisted blocks, while Willoughby had five kills and one solo block.
Kasser became the first Nevada player to get into double figures in digs in a game this season, finishing with 10.
Nevada will take on UCSB at noon on Saturday to close out play in the event.