Nevada at Bankers Classic for Three Matches

Aug. 29, 2012

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Week Two - Community Bankers Classic (Stockton, Calif.)

- Friday, Aug. 31, 5 p.m. vs Northern Illinois

- Saturday, Sept. 1, Noon at Pacific

- Saturday, Sept. 1, 5 p.m. vs Portland State

This Week - The Pack will travel to Stockton, Calif. to compete in the Community Bankers Classic hosted by the Pacific Tigers ... Nevada will also meet Northern Illinois and Portland State ... A tournament central page, which will contain all information pertaining to the event, can be found at ... Live statistics and live video will be available for each match on the tournament central page.

Opponents' 2012 Records

Northern Illinois, 2-2 - Week One at the NIU Invitational (W, 3-2 vs North Dakota St. - L, 3-2 vs Witchita St. - L, 3-1 vs. NM St. - W, 3-1 vs. Wisconsin Green Bay)

Pacific, 3-0 - Week One at the Idaho Nike Invitational (W, 3-2 at Idaho - W, 3-0 vs WSU - W, 3-2 vs Montana)

Portland State, 1-2 - Week One at the Northwest Challenge (L, 2-3 vs Gonzaga - W, 3-2 vs Boise St. - L, 0-3 at UW)

Last Week - Nevada earned one victory at the Fairfield Inn North Baylor Classic last week, defeating the Tulane Green Wave 3-2 in a close contest ... The first four sets were decided by two points ... The first three were 25-23 sets ... Nevada came back from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to win 3-2 ... The Wolf Pack took a set each from Baylor and Texas A&M Corpus Christi, only to fall 3-1 to both ... Tessa Lea'ea was named to the North Baylor Classic All-Tournamnet Team ... Kara Kasser was named the defensive MVP of the event.

Continuing Trend - Two all-conference performers from a year ago, Lea'ea and Janelle Batista, picked up where they left off in 2011 in the Pack's first three contests ... Lea'ea was an all-newcomer honoree, while Batista was an all-second team selection in Nevada's final WAC season.


2012 Stats

Player                   SP           Dig          Dig/Set                 BS           BA          Total      Blk/Set                 BE           BHE

Lea'ea, Tessa     13           3              0.23                        3              20           23           1.77                        1              1

Batista, Janelle   13          9              0.69                        1              7              8              0.62                        3              0

Immediate Impact - Kasser played in all 13 sets at the North Baylor Classic, recording 57 digs (4.38/set to lead Nevada) and earning her first-career tournament honor.

Team Notes

New Conference - Nevada will compete with eight teams in the Mountain West in 2012, after competing in the Western Athletic Conference for the final time during the 2011 season.

Second Time Around - Second-year head coach Ruth Lawanson welcomes five freshmen into an experienced roster in 2012.

Home Sweet Home - The 2012 season will feature 12 home games for the Wolf Pack, including three in the Wolf Pack Invitational, its season-opening home event. It will kick off on September 6 at 7 p.m. in the Virginia Street Gym with Nevada's contest against Cal State Fullerton.

A Look at Every Team - This season's Mountain West home slate will feature each team within the conference making an appearance in the Virginia Street Gym. With the home-and-home format in place, fans will be able to see all of Nevada's conference opponents in Reno.



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