Sept. 20, 2013
PULLMAN, Wash. - The University of Nevada (2-8) volleyball team lost in three sets to Idaho (7-5) at the Cougar Invitational today. The Wolf Pack lost by scores of 25-21, 25-17 and 25-23 to fall to 2-8 on the season while the Vandals improved to 7-5.
Nevada trailed most of the first set before pulling even at 19. UI outscored the Pack 6-2 the rest of the set to win 25-21. The Pack hit .237 and Idaho .333.
Set two was tied at four but the Vandals outscored Nevada 21-13 the rest set to on the way to the 25-17 victory. The Pack hit just .129 compared to .295 for UI.
There were seven ties and four lead changes in final set but the Vandals held on for the 25-23 victory to complete the sweep. With the set tied at 22 UI scored three of the final points of the match to win. Nevada had its best hitting set of the match at .257 while the Vandals hit .262.
Sam Willoughby led Nevada with a match-high 14 kills and hit .700. Senior setter Dana Holt totaled 31 assists. Kara Kasser and Grace Anxo reached double figures in digs with 13 and 10 respectively.
Katelyn Peterson totaled 13 kills and Alyssa Schultz finished with 10 for UI. Setter Meredith Coba dished out 30 assists and topped the Vandals with eight digs.
Nevada plays the host Washington State Cougars tonight at 7 p.m.
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