Pack Set To Host Four Team AT&T Invitational Starting Friday
Upcoming Nevada Matches
PACK HOST AT&T INVITATIONAL: After a weekend on the road Nevada will host the AT&T Invitational this weekend. UNLV, Hofstra, and Washington State along with the Pack will square off in the Virginia Street Gym Sept. 7-8. The 2-2 Wolf Pack take on intrastate rival UNLV(5-1) Friday at 7:00 p.m. which is preceeded by Hofstra(5-1) versus Washington State(7-1) at 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s matches have Washington State versus UNLV at 10:00 a.m. followed by Nevada versus Hofstra at noon. The final two matches are UNLV taking on Hofstra at 5:00 p.m. with the Pack playing Washington State at 7:00 p.m. to close out play.
HOFSTRA COACHED BY FORMER PACK PLAYER: Hofstra is coached by a former Pack player Lauren Netherby-Sewell(1996-99). Netherby, who was married this past summer, played four years at Nevada at outside hitter. The last three for current Nevada head coach Devin Scruggs.
SIPHERD CRACKS TOP 10: Senior Karly Sipherd cracked the Pack top 10 list in kills after last weekends action at the Asics Tournament. Sipherd’s 849 career kills passed Lisa Long’s(1988-91) four-year total of 830. Her 1093 career points also moved her up one spot into fourth place passing Michelle More’s(2001-02) 1,084.5.
PACK GO 2-1 AT ASICS CLASSIC: Nevada went 2-1 at the Asics Classic last weekend in Malibu, Calif. to tie for first but lost the tie breaker to the host Pepperdine Waves as three schools went 2-1 in the two day event. In the opening match the Pack rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Pepperdine 3-2 fighting of match point in each of the final three games. Saturday Nevada fell 3-0 to Arizona but rebounded to knock of Lipscomb 3-0 to close out the weekend of action.
ERICSON AND SIPHERD NAMED TO ASICS ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM: Nevada seniors Teal Ericson and Karly Sipherd were both named the Asics Classic All-Tournament team for their play in Malibu, Calif. last weekend. Ericson averaged 4.27 kills, .91 blocks, and 4.73 points per game with a .200 attacke percentage to earn the honor. Sipherd was selected to the squad after averaging 3.36 kills, 1.18 blocks, and 3.95 points per game while hitting .192.