Sept. 1, 2012
STOCKTON, Calif. – The University of Nevada Volleyball team fell 3-0 to the Pacific Tigers and the Portland State Vikings on its second and final day at the Bankers Classic on Saturday.
Two losses for Nevada dropped the Wolf Pack to 1-5, while Pacific remained undefeated and improved to 5-0 and Portland State moved to 3-3.
Sam Willoughby had a career high eight kills against the Vikings and added four digs to round out a solid match. Bonnie Paul tied Willoughby for tops on the team will eight kills as well. Kelly Chang had 22 digs to lead the Pack in that category, the first time she has done so at the Bankers Classic.
Nevada played well in the final set of the match, coming within three points of earning a victory and extending the contest.
Tessa Lea’ea led the Pack with another solid offensive performance against the Tigers. She had 12 kills, making her the only player to record double-digit kills for Nevada. She also limited her mistakes, recording only three errors and a hitting percentage of .391.
The Pack hit .190 as a team and tallied 33 kills as a team.
Pacific had three players with at least 10 kills and was led by Kat Schultz with 15. She hit .560 to lead all players and posted a double-double with 14 digs.
Lea'ea earned all-tournament honors for the second consecutive week.
Nevada will come home for its next weekend of work, opening the Wolf Pack Invitational on Thursday at 7 p.m. against Cal State Fullerton.