Oct. 20, 2012
RENO, Nev. – In front of a Virginia Street Gym season high 498 fans, the University of Nevada volleyball team fell 3-0 (20-25, 21-25, 19-25) to New Mexico on Saturday afternoon.
Tessa Lea’ea and Elissa Ji led the Wolf Pack offense, as Lea’ea had nine kills and Ji posted eight in the defeat. Dana Holt started at the setter position for Nevada after missing Saturday’s match with Boise State. She posted a match-high 28 assists.
The Pack fought hard throughout the match, but was burdened by 11 service errors. Nevada did collect four service aces, but a steady performance from the New Mexico offense proved to be too much as the match rolled into the second and third set.
New Mexico’s Chantalle Riddle was the only Lobo to crack double digits in kills, as the Mountain West leader posted a match-high 16.
Kelly Chang led Nevada with nine digs and Nevada posted 13 blocks as a team.
Nevada will continue a three-match home stand when it takes in the Wyoming Cowgirls at 7 p.m. on Thursday night.
Match Notes: The first timeout of the match came with Nevada trailing 14-8 in the first set … Nevada won the point coming out of it on a kill by Ji … At 18-12 in the first set; Nevada won four straight points before a Lobo timeout … Nevada won the first four points of the second set … There were five ties and one lead change in the second set … Nevada’s most efficient hitting set came in the second frame, where the Wolf Pack hit .111.