Rothfuss, Foley impress as Silver tops Blue, 2-1, in Silver & Blue scrimmage


Junior Taylar Rothfuss went recorded seven kills on eight attempts in the Silver & Blue scrimmage.

Junior Taylar Rothfuss went recorded seven kills on eight attempts in the Silver & Blue scrimmage.

Aug. 23, 2014

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RENO, Nev. - The Silver team topped the Blue team, 2-1 (25-19, 25-13, 15-11), in the Nevada volleyball team's annual Silver & Blue intrasquad scrimmage at the Virginia Street Gym on Saturday evening.

Junior Taylar Rothfuss posted an efficient seven kills on eight attempts while freshman outside hitter Madison Foley tallied seven kills and two service aces in the Wolf Pack's final tune up before their season opener against Oral Roberts on Aug. 29 in the Pepperdine Asics Classic.


 

 

Head coach Ruth Lawanson and her staff mixed formations and lineups as players switched teams during the event. 

The Blue squad claimed the first set, 25-19, despite a furious run from the Silver team at the end of the set.  Junior Sam Willoughby, a 2014 Mountain West All-Star team selection, posted three kills on a .500 kill percentage while senior Donna Greely chipped in with two kills of her own.

After switching sides, Foley led the way for the Silver team in the second frame with three-straight kills and a service ace. With the help of three kills and a block from junior Sommer King, Silver did not surrender the lead for the remainder of the set.

In the final set, Foley and senior Tessa Lea'ea recorded back-to-back kills that set the tone for the Silver squad's 15-11 win in the deciding set.

After their season opening tournament, the Pack will return to campus to take on Sacramento State in the 2014 home opener on Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Season tickets for the 2014 volleyball season are available and are just $50 for adults and $45 for youth/seniors.  Youth season tickets include a Pup Club membership, which provides a free t-shirt in addition to season tickets for Football, Volleyball, Baseball and Softball.  Become a Wolf Pack ticketholder today by calling (775) 348-PACK or by purchasing online.

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