Nevada Volleyball Takes Three-Match Winning Streak on the Road





Sept. 25, 2012

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2012 Nevada Volleyball - Week Six

- September 27, 6 p.m. at Colorado State (Moby Arena - Fort Collins, Colo.)

- September 29, 6 p.m. at Wyoming (UniWyo Sports Complex - Laramie, Wyoming)

This Week - The Wolf Pack will continue Mountain West play, on the road for two matches, with the first at conference favorite Colorado State (7-5, 0-1 MW) on Thursday at 6 p.m. ... On Saturday night at 6 p.m., the Pack will meet Wyoming (11-4, 0-1 MW) to close out the weekend ... Nevada rides into Moby Arena on a three-match winning streak, the longest since a three-game streak late in the 2010 season ... Colorado State comes into its match with the Pack having lost two straight, both in five sets ... The Rams fell to the second ranked UCLA Bruins and the New Mexico Lobos ... Wyoming also fell to New Mexico in its last match, a four-set tilt in Albuquerque on Saturday ... Live statistics will be available for both matches at the Nevada volleyball schedule page.

Last Week - The Wolf Pack competed in its final non-conference match on Wednesday night, defeating the Texas Tech Red Raiders 3-2 in the Virginia Street Gym ... In the first Mountain West Conference event for any Nevada program, the Pack took out San Diego State 3-2 on Saturday night ... Tech had an 11-3 mark coming into the match ... San Diego State was 8-4 and swept Brown its last time out prior to falling to Nevada ... Tessa Lea'ea earned Mountain West player of the week honors ... The three-game winning streak is Nevada's longest since October of 2010.

Tracking the Streak - During Nevada's three-game winning streak, the Pack ... Has 169 kills ...70 errors ... 477 total attacks ... A .208 hitting percentage ... 157 assists ... 30 service aces ... 2.1 aces/set ... 144 digs ... eight solo blocks ... 57 assisted blocks ... 65 total blocks ... One four-set win ... Two five-set wins ... 308 total points.

Team Notes

MW Player of the Week -  Lea`ea earned Mountain West Women's Volleyball Player of the Week honors for matches played from Sept. 17-23, 2012, leading Nevada to two wins. She was the team leader for both matches in kills and blocks. For the week, Lea`ea averaged 3.60 kills and 1.50 blocks per set, while hitting .325. She averaged 4.45 points per set over 10 total sets.

20 Plus - Lea'ea became the first Nevada player to record at least 20 kills in a match this season when she posted a career-high 21 against Texas Tech on her way to the first MW Player of the Week honor for any Nevada volleyball player.

Contributions - Grace Anxo, Bonnie Paul and Kelly Chang have all chipped in to help the Pack this season. Anxo has started each match. She has 101 digs, 99 kills and 23 total blocks. Paul has 87 kills, 23 total blocks and 14 service aces in 52 sets to lead Nevada. Chang earned all-tournament libero honors at the Utah Classic and has 123 digs off the bench this season.

Holt New Direction - Junior setter Dana Holt is getting her first crack at running the offense in 2012 and is doing so in fine form. The Yorba Linda, Calif. native has recorded at least 20 assists in 12 of Nevada's 14 matches. Four matches have seen Holt post at least 30, while she has passed the ball for a kill at least 40 times on four occasions. Against Texas Tech, she posted a career high 55. She has 467 assists in 53 sets for an average of 8.81 per set and a .272 set percentage.


 

 

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