Stockton, Calif. - The University of Nevada (3-8) volleyball team lost by scores of 17-25, 16-25 and 15-25 to Pacific (9-1) Friday night as the Wolf Pack went 0-2 on the first day of the Stockton Hilton Invitational hosted by the Tigers in Stockton, Calif. With the loss the Pack are now 3-8 on the season while the Tigers improved to 9-1.
UOP jumped to a 10-4 lead in the first set and never trailed in winning 25-17. The Pack hit .171 but the Tigers were outstanding with a .375 attack percentage.
There were three ties in set two before the Tigers won 25-16 to take a 2-0 advantage in the break. Nevada's offensive woes continued as they were held to a negative .036 attack percentage while UOP hit .292.
After four ties and four lead changes the Tigers settled for the 25-15 victory in set four and the 3-0 match win. The Pack improved on their hitting from set two with a .088 attack percentage but the Tigers had their best set of the match at .519.
For the 10th time in 11 matches junior Kylie Harrington led Nevada in kills with 10 while fellow junior Lindsay Baldwin totaled nine. Senior setter Sonnie Sei finished with 20 assists and libero Nicole Link tallied eight digs.
Rebekah Torres and Svenja Engelhardt led the Tigers with 14 and 10 kills respectively. Setter Olivia Riley dished out 28 assists and Dancyne Kama had 15 digs.
For the match UOP hit .400 compared to .082 for the Wolf Pack. The Tigers also won the battle at the net holding a 10-4 blocking advantage. Baldwin topped the Pack with three blocks on the night.
Nevada concludes play in the invitational tomorrow evening at 5:00 p.m. versus CSU Bakersfield.