Oct. 8, 2013
Upcoming Nevada matches
Oct. 10 at San Josè State - (3-11, 0-4 MW) 7 p.m.
Oct. 5 at Fresno State - (8-8, 2-2 MW) 7 p.m.
Against this week's opposition -
Series with SJSU: The Spartans lead 23-16.
Series with FS: Nevada leads 18-17
Nevada Wolf Pack Volleyball -
Overall Record: 2-14
MW Record: 0-4
Home Record: 1-4
Road Record: 0-5
Neutral Record: 1-5
Wolf Pack Volleyball News and Notes
MW play continues - Nevada plays two road MW matches this week at San Josè State (3-11, 0-4 MW) on Thursday and at Fresno State (8-8, 2-2 MW) Saturday. Both matches start at 7 p.m.
The Wolf Pack and Spartans both enter Thursday's match 0-4 in MW play. The Bulldogs are 2-2 in conference play and won both meetings from the Pack last year.
NevadaWolfPack.tv - Nevada's matches this week will be shown live 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
Anderson makes first start - Freshman setter Lyndsey Anderson was scheduled to redshirt this season but made her first appearance and start in the Colorado State match. In the CSU match she finished with 36 assists and five digs. In her start against Wyoming she recorded her first career double-double with 25 assists and 16 digs.
Holt nearing 1,100 assists - Senior setter Dana Holt recorded her 1,000th assist at the Cougar Invitational earlier this season and with 42 the opening weekend of MW play is 48 shy of 1,100 for her career. Holt had 667 assists last season before injury forced her to miss time. She tops the team with 340 assists this season and ranks ninth in the MW averaging 8.29 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 884.5 points while Anxo ranks 10th with 817.5.
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 3.58 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 2.49 points per set this season.
All-tournament honors - Nevada began the season play in four tournaments and three different players were name to all-tournament squads during the stretch. Sophomore middle hitter Sam Willoughby selected to three all-tournament teams; Wolf Pack Invitational, Lone Star Showdown and Cougar Invitational.
Junior middle blocker Tessa Lea'ea earned the honor the first week of the season at the Cal Molten Classic. Sophomore defensive specialist Kara Kasser was named to the Wolf Pack Invitational all-tournament squad.
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 293 career total blocks ranks seventh in Pack history as does her 245 block assists. Her 48 solo blocks is tied for ninth with Lindsay Baldwin (2007-10).
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 1.20 blocks per set ranks fifth in the Mountain West.
Lea'ea is tied for sixth in career attack percentage at .277.
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 all 16 matches with 14 being starts.
Junior Donna Greely and sophomore Kinsey Minter have played in 11 and 10 matches respectively. Greely has made three starts and Minter two. Freshman defensive specialists Madison Thorpe and Nicole Burdo have four and three starts respectively. Thorpe has played in 10 matches and Burdo six. Freshman middle blocker Kathryn Groenweghe has appeared in six matches.
Nevada seeks to end streaks - Nevada has lost a season-high five matches in a row and 17 consecutive MW matches dating back to last season. The Pack won its first MW match last season defeating San Diego State but lost the next 15 coupled with the two to start this season the streak has reached 17.