Nevada Falls At Second Place New Mexico State

Nevada hosts Utah State and Idaho next week.

Nov. 5, 2011

Box Score

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The University of Nevada (5-19, 2-10 WAC) volleyball team lost a Western Athletic Conference match by scores of 25-13, 25-16 and 25-23 at New Mexico State (20-7, 9-3 WAC) on Saturday night. The second place Aggies won their 20th match of the season and improved to 9-3 in WAC play. The Wolf Pack is now 5-19 and 2-10 in conference action.

NMSU scored the first five points of the match and went on to take the first set 25-13. The Pack hi .036 and the Aggies committed just one error to post a .550 attack percentage. Nevada led set two 10-7 but NMSU outscored the Wolf Pack 18-6 the rest of the set to win 25-16. The Pack hit .080 and the Aggies .259.

There were eight ties and six lead changes in the final set before the Aggies held on for the 25-23 victory and 3-0 match win. The Pack hit .062 in the final set and NMSU .303.

Freshman Tessa Lea'ea and junior Janelle Batista topped Nevada with eight kills each. Setter Tatiana Santiago dished out 23 assists and libero Kelly Changhad eight digs.

Kelsey Brennan and Stephanie Ziegler had nine kills each for the Aggies. Setter Jennah DeVries had 31 assists and nine digs to lead NMSU in both categories.

The Pack hit .059 in the match and NMSU .350. The Aggies totaled nine blocks compared to three for Nevada.

Nevada will play its final two matches of the season at home next week hosting Utah State on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Idaho on Saturday at noon.

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