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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 http://pacifictigers.com/sports/w-volley/2012-13/bankers_classic/Tournament_Page ... 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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