Oct. 22, 2011
FRESNO, Calif. - The University of Nevada (4-16, 1-7 WAC) volleyball team lost a four-set Western Athletic Conference match at Fresno State (10-11, 4-4 WAC) Saturday night at the Save Mart Center. Nevada won the first set 25-18 but FS won the next three by scores of 25-21, 25-13 and 25-16.
The loss dropped the Wolf Pack to 4-16 on the season and 1-7 in WAC play. The Bulldogs improved to 10-11 and 4-4 in conference play.
The Pack led the first set 7-1 early and went on to win 25-18. Freshman Tessa Lea`ea had four kills for Nevada in set one. Nevada hit .194 and FS .023.
Set two was tied at 16-16 but a 9-5 run by FS gave the Bulldogs the set 25-21 to even the match a one set apiece. The Pack hit .231 and FS .263 in set two.
FS jumped to a 10-5 lead in set two and cruised to the 25-13 victory to take a 2-1 set advantage in the match. The Pack hit negative .029 and FS .303 in set three.
The Bulldogs led the final set 15-8 at the midway point and went on to win 25-16 to take the match 3-1. Nevada hit zero and FS .333.
Freshman middle blocker Tessa Lea'ea topped the Pack with 11 kills on the night. Senior setter Tatiana Santiago had 31 assists and 16 digs to record a double-double. Junior libero Kelly Chang also had 16 digs in the match.
Brianna Clarke posted a match-high 15 kills for the Bulldogs. Korin Wild had a double-double with 14 kills and 10 digs. Setter Barbara Alcantata also had a double-double with 46 assists and 16 digs. Cecilia Agraz was the third FS player in double figure kills with 10.
Nevada hit .105 on the night and FS .213. The Wolf Pack had 12.5 blocks and FS 12 in the match. Lea’ea posted a career-high eight blocks on the night.
Nevada returns home to host a pair of WAC matches next week. Thursday San Jose State comes to Reno and Saturday night Hawai`i will be at the Virginia Street Gym. Both matches get underway at 7:00 p.m.
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