Nov. 12, 2011
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada (5-21, 2-12 WAC) volleyball team fell in four sets to Idaho (16-11, 10-4 WAC) in a Western Athletic Conference match at the Virginia Street Gym this afternoon. After dropping the first set 25-19 the Wolf Pack took set two 25-19. The Vandals won a close third set 25-23 and the final set 25-20.
Nevada finished the 2011 season with a 5-21 overall record and went 2-12 in the WAC. The Vandals improved to 16-11 and 10-4 in the conference.
Idaho took control of the first set jumping to a 16-8 advantage. The Pack rallied to close within two at 20-18 but the Vandals used a 5-1 run to win 25-19. Elissa Ji topped the team with four kills in the first set. Nevada hit .108 and Idaho .237.
Nevada led most of the second set on the way to the 25-19 victory to even the match a one set each. Five Pack players had two kills in the second set. Nevada hit .258 and the Vandals .125 in set two.
The Pack played from behind most of the third set but pulled even down the stretch. With set three tied at 23-23 the Vandals scored the final two points to win 25-23. Grace Anxo had five kills in the third set for the Pack. The Vandals hit .178 and Nevada .093 in set three.
There were six ties and three lead changes in the final set before the Vandals won 25-20 to take the match 3-1. Tessa Lea'ea topped the team with four kills in set four. Nevada hit .200 and Idaho .452 in the fourth set.
Senior Erin Garvey and Anxo had 10 kills each to lead the Pack. Senior setter Tatiana Santiago finished with 38 assists. Junior libero Kelly Chang had 17 digs and Ji added 11.
Allison Walker posted a match-high 20 kills for the Vandals and Alicia Milo totaled 15. Setter Jennifer Feicht had 48 assists and libero Cassie Hamilton finished with a match-high 18 digs.
The Vandals had 15.5 blocks compared to eight for Nevada. The Wolf Pack hit .158 and Idaho .240.
Garvey, Santiago and Brittni Yates played their final match at Nevada today.