Sept. 14, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas - Propelled by a season-high 22 kills from Tessa Lea'ea and 13 from All-Lone Star Shootout Performer Sam Willoughby, the University of Nevada volleyball team defeated Montana 3-2 (18-25, 25-22, 24-26, 25-22, 16-14) on Saturday.
Nevada improved to 2-7 with the win, closing out its play at the event. Montana, named tournament champion despite its loss to the Wolf Pack, fell to 3-6.
Lea'ea's spectacular offensive day included 49 attacks and a hitting percentage of .265. Willoughby, who was named to an all-tournament team for the second-consecutive week, had 13 successful attacks on 41 chances.
Setter Dana Holt had her best performance of the season, passing for an assist 54 times and recording her second double-double of the year with 10 digs.
Two additional Pack players had at least 10 kills, with Madison Morell at 11 and Grace Anxo at 10. Anxo missed a double-double by one dig, finishing with nine. Kinsey Minter also set a career and season high in kills with eight.
Nevada will return to play with a tilt against Idaho on Friday. The match will be the first of three for the Pack in Pullman, Wash.