Wolf Pack Invitational at VSG beginning Thursday
Sep 3, 2013
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada volleyball team will open its home schedule on Thursday at 7 p.m. against UC Davis. The match will be the first of the Wolf Pack Invitational, which welcomes the Aggies, as well at Weber State, Grand Canyon and Illinois State to the Virginia Street Gym over three days.
This Week - The Wolf Pack is 0-3 after a trip to the Cal Molten Invitational ... Nevada will play UC Davis at 7 p.m. on Saturday and twice on Friday (9 a.m. vs. Weber State and 6 :30 p.m. vs. Illinois State) ... Nevada is ... 8-4 all-time against UC Davis, with the last meeting coming in 2010 (L, 3-0) ... 6-9 all-time against Weber State, with the last meeting also coming in 2010 (W, 3-0) ... The Pack has never taken the court against Illinois State.
Watch the Tournament - All three of Nevada's matches can be watched free of charge on the Mountain West Network ... The link to Nevada's matches will be available at www.NevadaWolfPack.tv ... Each of the other matches will have live statistics ... Those can be found on the volleyball schedule page at www.NevadaWolfPack.com.
To the Edge - Nevada pushed UCSB to the brink inside Haas Pavilion on Saturday, falling 3-2 (21-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-23, 8-15). The match featured a number of notable highlights, including : Tessa Lea'ea became the first Nevada player to record 20 kills in a match this season, hitting 20 on the number ... She added 8.5 blocks, a season high ... Grace Anxo had 15 digs, also a season high early in the year ... Newcomer Madison Morell played extremely well, recording 11 kills to set a career high ... Sam Willoughby had 14 kills, another season high ... The match was the first this season in which three players recorded at least 10 kills ... Another first came against the Gauchos, this time from Dana Holt ... She recorded Nevada's first double-double with 49 assists and 10 digs.
Stout Defense - Nevada was strong at the net throughout the weekend in Berkeley, recording 26 blocks (eight solo, 36 assisted) to only 23 for its opponents ... 15 of those blocks came in Nevada's final game against UCSB, setting an early season high on defense.
Over 100 - Nevada has already recorded 100 kills as a team, finishing its first weekend with 106. Last season, Nevada recorded 1,173 as a team.
The Aggies are 0-3 after a week of play ... They fell 3-2 to San Diego State ... 3-1 to LSU ... 3-1 to UTSA ... They traveled to Baton Rouge to compete in the Tiger Classic hosted by LSU.
As a team they are ... Hitting .201 with 171 kills on 508 attacks ... Have 19 service aces and commit only 1.5 receiving errors per set.
Individually ... Kaylin Squires leads them with 50 kills and 136 attacks ... Jenny Woolway leads them with 119 assists ... Devon Damelio leads them with 40 digs.
The Wildcats are 3-1 after the Wildcat Weekend in Ogden, Utah ... Have wins over Grand Canyon (3-2) ... Seattle U (3-0) ... UC Riverside (3-2) ... They fell to Texas Tech (3-1).
The Wildcats will play four times at the Wolf Pack Invitational.
The `Lopes are 0-2 after a week of play ... Have lost to Weber State (3-2) and Texas Tech (1-3) ... Both of the `Lopes matches were also played at the Wildcat Weekend, Weber State's home event in Ogden.
As a team ... They are hitting .084 on 333 attacks and have 97 kills ... Have 89 assists and 147 digs.
Individually ... They are led in kills by Hayleigh Friemoth at 19 ... Have five players in double figures in kills ... They are led in assists by Jessica Posse with 51 ... They are led in digs by Mackenzie Phelps with 51.
The Redbirds are 2-1 after a trip to IUPUI's event ... Have beaten IUPUI (3-2) and Florida Gulf Coast (3-0) ... Lost to VCU (3-1).
As a team ... They are hitting .247 on 417 attacks with 156 kills ... Have 144 assists ... Make 1.4 return errors per set ... Have 193 digs ... Have 23.5 total blocks.
Individually ... The Redbirds are led by Ashley Rosch with 37 kills ... Kaitlyn Early with 121 assists ... Emily Orrick with 50 digs.