Sep 5, 2013
RENO, Nev. - Despite a 10-kill night from Grace Anxo and 12.5 blocks as a team, the University of Nevada volleyball team fell 3-0 (25-27, 19-25, 21-25) to UC Davis on Thursday at the Virginia Street Gym.
US Davis improved to 1-3 with the win, while the Wolf Pack fell to 0-4 with the loss.
Nevada fought off two game points late in game one, but an eventual victory by the Aggies set the tone for the match and put the momentum on the side of the away team.
Anxo finished with 10 kills on 24 attacks and hit .167. She also chipped in with seven digs and 2.5 blocks. Madison Morell had her second strong performance in as many games, recording seven kills on 15 attacks.
As a group, Nevada played solid defense for the majority of the match, only to drop the ball in key spots, leading to crucial points for UC Davis. Kara Kasser led the Pack with 11 digs, followed by Sommer King and Anxo at seven. Tessa Lea'ea struggled offensively on Thursday, but made her presence felt at the net on the other side of the ball. She led all players with 4.5 blocks (one solo, seven assisted).
Newcomer Kathryn Groenweghe saw her first action in a Nevada uniform, recording two kills on six attacks. She also added two assisted blocks. Senior setter Dana Holt had 30 assists, adding five digs and two assisted blocks as well.
Nevada will take on Weber State at 9 a.m. on Friday, in the first of two games on the day. At 6:30 p.m., the Pack will close out its play in the Wolf Pack Invitational. The tournament will extend into Saturday, with four matches that do not involve Nevada.