Pack falls in three sets to Utah State

Sam Willoughby had 13 kills in the USU match.

Sam Willoughby had 13 kills in the USU match.

Oct. 19, 2013

Final Stats

RENO, Nev. -  The University of Nevada (2-18, 0-8 MW) volleyball team lost a Mountain West home match in three sets by scores of 25-23, 25-19 and 25-13 to Utah State (12-7, 5-3 MW)  at the Virginia Street Gym today.  The loss dropped the Wolf Pack to 2-18 on the season and 0-8 in MW play.  The Aggies improved to 12-7 and 5-3 in conference action.  The loss was the 11th in a row for the Pack.

Nevada led the first set early 6-1 but the Aggies rallied to knot the score at 12.  The set was tied six more times before USU won 25-23.  In set two USU led 2-1 and did not trail the rest of the way to win 25-19.  The Aggies took control of the third set leading 6-2 and went on to win 25-13 to take the match 3-0.

Pack sophomore Sam Willoughby posted a match-high 13 kills while freshman setter Lyndsey Anderson dished out 25 assists.  Libero Kara Kasser had a match-high 13 digs.

Rachel Orr led the Aggies with 11 kills and 10 digs to post a double-double.  Setter Paige Neves finished with 29 assists.

The Pack hit .118 in the match compared to .318 for USU.  Nevada won the blocking battle 8-7.

Nevada plays its next two MW matches on the road.  The Pack is at Air Force on Thursday and at New Mexico on Saturday.  Both matches start at 6 p.m. PT.

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