Air Force, Boise State on Tap for the Pack
Oct. 9, 2012
- Thursday, Oct. 11 at Air Force Falcons - 6 p.m. (Colorado Springs, Colo. - East Gym)
- Saturday, Oct. 13 at Boise State Broncos - 6 p.m. (Boise, Idaho - Bronco Gym)
This Week - Nevada 4-14 (1-4 MW) travels for two matches this week, meeting Air Force 7-11 (1-3 MW) at 6 p.m. on Thursday in Colorado Springs, Colo. and Boise State 9-10 (1-3 MW) at 6 p.m. on Thursday in Boise ... The Falcons are led by Cami Richan on the offensive end ... The junior outside hitter from Highland, Utah has 231 kills ... She is the only Air Force player with 200 kills ... The Falcons lost twice last week, falling to Boise State and New Mexico 3-0 ... Boise State is 5-2 at home and has an even 1,000 kills as a team on the season ... Two players, Liz Harden and Alyssa Gammel, drive the Bronco attack ... Both have played 73 sets ... Harden has 268 kills ... Gammel has 259 ... Five Boise State players have at least 100 digs, led by Kersti Whitney at 436.
Last Week - Mountain West Conference leader UNLV came to Reno riding a five-match winning streak and bested Nevada in five sets ... The first set went to UNLV 31-29 ... Sets three and four went to Nevada by an identical score, 25-23 ... Nevada had four players with double-digit kills for the first time this season ... Tessa Lea'ea led Nevada with 16 ... Nevada also had three players with at least 10 digs, led by Kelly Chang with 20 ... Fresno State bested Nevada 3-0 on Saturday ... Marissa Brand and Megan Callahan led the Bulldogs with 14 kills each ... The Bulldogs moved to 4-2 on the road in 2012 with the win.
Conference Ranking - A number of Nevada players are in the top-10 in various categories in the Mountain West. Dana Holt is fifth with 596 assists. Tessa Lea'ea is second in total blocks at 98, third in blocks per set at 1.40, seventh in points at 271 and ninth in kills at 214. Two Nevada players, Grace Anxo and Kelly Chang, are in the top-10 in service aces per set. Anxo is seventh at .28 per set and Chang is ninth with .26 per set.
4 & 3 - Against the UNLV Rebels four players had at least 10 kills, the first time in 2012 Nevada has had four players get into double figures. Tessa Lea'ea led the way with 16, followed by Janelle Batista at 14, Bonnie Paul with 12 and Grace Anxo at 11. The Pack also had three players with at least 10 digs. Kelly Chang had an even 20, followed by Dana Holt at 13 and Anxo at 11. The double-double for Anxo was her third of the season.
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.
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 15 of Nevada's 18 matches. Four matches have seen Holt post at least 30, while she has passed the ball for a kill at least 40 times on six occasions. Against Texas Tech, she posted a career high 55. She has 596 assists in 67 sets for an average of 8.90 per set and a .281 set percentage.