Sept. 25, 2013
Upcoming Nevada matches
Sept. 26 at UNLV - (6-5, 1-0 MW) 7 p.m.
Sept. 28 at San Diego State - (5-6, 0-1 MW) 7 p.m.
Nevada Wolf Pack Volleyball -
Overall Record: 2-10
MW Record: 0-0
Wolf Pack Volleyball News and Notes
Against this week’s opposition -
Series with UNLV: The Rebels hold a 15-6 advantage. UNLV won both matches last season.
Series with SDSU: The series is tied at 1-1. Both teams won at home last year.
Governor’s Series, Presented by NV Energy - Thursday’s match at UNLV will be the first during the 2013-14 school year for the Governor’s Series Presented By NV Energy. This season marks the second year of the series.
On October 8, 2012 Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced the launch of the Governor’s Series, presented by NV Energy. This historic, new competition established a formal head-to-head athletic and academic challenge between longtime rivals -- the UNLV Rebels and the Nevada Wolf Pack. The all-encompassing competition will annually crown one school the winner of the Governor’s Series.
UNLV won the series last year.
MW play begins - Nevada opens Mountain West play with two road matches at UNLV on Thursday and San Diego State on Saturday. Both matches start at 7 p.m. The Wolf Pack posted a 1-15 record in its first season in the MW a year ago. The Pack defeated SDSU to open MW play last year then lost the next 15 matches. The Rebels won both meetings a year ago from Nevada.
Mountain West Network - Nevada’s matches this week will be shown live on the Mountain West Network for free. The Pack’s home matches are also available on NevadaWolfPack.tv for free.
Live stats - Live up to the minute live stats for all Wolf Pack volleyball matches is available at NevadaWolfPack.com by checking the volleyball schedule http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/sports/w-volley/sched/unv-w-volley-sched.html
Holt passes 1,000 - Senior setter Dana Holt recorded her 1,000th assist at the Cougar Invitational last weekend. Holt had 667 assists last season before injury forced her to miss time. She tops the with 298 assists this season and ranks 10th in the MW averaging 8.51 per set.
Lea`ea and Anxo on the move - Junior middle blocker Tessa Lea’ea and senior outside hitter Grace Anxo are on the move up the Wolf Pack career points list. Lea’ea is eighth with 846.5 points while Anxo ranks 10th with 782.5.
Next on the list for Lea`ea is Michelle More’s (2001-02) 1,084.5 points which she totaled in just two seasons. Her current 3.70 points per set is eighth in the conference.
Anxo is looking to pass Erin Garvey’s (2008-11) total of 821.5. She is averaging 2.43 points per set this season.
Blocking machine also ranks in attack percentage - Junior middle blocker Tessa Lea’ea ranks in Nevada’s career top 10 in all three blocking categories. Lea’ea’s 286 career total blocks ranks seventh in Pack history while her 237 block assists is seventh and 48 solo blocks is tied for ninth.
Last season Lea`ea totaled 141 blocks which tied Karly Sipherd for the third best season in Pack history. Her 116 blocks assists was the fifth best season and 25 solo blocks tied for the ninth best year at Nevada
Currently her 1.39 blocks per set ranks second in the Mountain West.
Lea’ea ranks fifth in career attack percentage at .280.
Newcomers taking the court - Six newcomers have taken the court for the Wolf Pack this season and five have made starts. Freshman right side hitter Madison Morell has seen the most action appearing in 12 matches with 10 being starts.
Sophomore Kinsey Minter and junior Donna Greely have each played in eight matches. Minter has made two starts and Greely one. Freshman defensive specialists Madison Thorpe and Nicole Burdo have four and three starts respectively playing in six games each. Freshman middle blocker Kathryn Groenweghe have appeared in five matches.