Nevada Concludes Four-Match Home Stretch Versus Louisiana Tech And Utah State

Upcoming Nevada Matches

Date Day Opponent Location Facility(Capacity) Time
Oct. 23 Thur. Louisiana Tech Reno, Nev. Virginia Street Gym (1,800) 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 25 Sat. Utah State Reno, Nev. Virginia Street Gym (1,800) 7:00 p.m.
        All Times Local
        For Tickets To Home Matches Call 775-348-Pack

LIVE STATS:  Live up to the minute stats during home and selected road contests can be viewed on the internet for Nevada volleyball at

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Wolf Pack

Record: 9-10  WAC: 4-5
Head Coach: Devin Scruggs(Pacific, 1991)
at Nevada: 197-143(12th season)
Overall Record: same

Scruggs vs. FS:  13-7 
vs. WAC: 76-51

Scruggs vs. LT:  11-0 vs. WAC: 77-52
Scruggs vs. USU:  7-7 vs. WAC: 77-52

Louisiana Tech
Lady Techsters

Record: 3-14 WAC: 0-8
Head Coach: Matt Sonnichsen(UCLA, 1974)
at LT: 3-14 (First season)
Overall Record: 143-133(10th season)

Upcoming Matches: host McNeese State, Oct. 21

Utah State

Record: 7-13 WAC: 5-4
Head Coach: Grayson DuBose(BYU, 1993)
at USU: 37-45(Third season)
Overall Record: same

Upcoming Matches: host Boise State, Oct. 23


Nevada Probable Starting Lineup

No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. 2008 Stats
1 Erin Garvey OH 6-1 Fr. 1.47 kps, .182 attack %, .49 bps   
2 Allison Hernandez OH 5-9 Sr. 1.77 kps, .119 attack %, 2.96 dps
6 Sonnie Sei S 5-10 Jr. 8.75 aps, 1.49 dps, .46 bps
7 Kylie Harrington OH 5-10 So. 2.89 kps, .119 attack %, 2.19 dps
8 Lindsay Baldwin  MB 6-1 So. 2.61 kps, .218 attack %, 1.19 bps
11 Nicole Link  L 5-8 So.

3.66 dps

18 Sage Aune  MB 6-3 Jr. 1.42 kps, .220 attack %, .87 bps

2008 NOTES

 The University of Nevada (9-10, 4-5 WAC) volleyball team will conclude its four-match home stretch this week hosting Louisiana Tech (3-14, 0-8 WAC) on Thursday and Utah State (7-13, 5-4 WAC) on Saturday in Western Athletic Conference play.  The Wolf Pack defeated the Lady Techsters 3-2 in Ruston, La. back on Sept. 18 but dropped 3-2 decision to Utah State in Logan, Utah on Sept. 27.  The Pack are a perfect 11-0 versus LT in WAC play but trail USU 4-3. 

 Nevada’s 4-5 Western Athletic Conference record has the Wolf Pack tied for fifth in the conference standings with San Jose State.  Ninth ranked Hawai`i and New Mexico State are tied for first with 8-1 marks.
 Idaho (6-3) and Utah State (5-4) are third and fourth respectively.  Boise State (3-6), Fresno State (2-7) and Louisiana Tech (0-8) hold down spots, seven, eight and nine.

SCRUGGS TWO WINS FROM 200:  Head coach Devin Scruggs in nearing 200 career wins all coming at Nevada.  In her 12th season she has posted a career mark of 198-143, leaving her two wins shy of 200.  During her tenure the Pack has made five NCAA Tournament appearances in 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005.  The 1998 and 2002 teams won a school record 22 matches.  Since her arrival at Nevada 29 players have earned all-conference honors, 10 first team and 19 second team.  Michelle More in 2002 and Salaia Salave`a in 2005 garnered AVCA All-West Region honors.  Salave`a was an honorable mention All-America selection in 2005.

HERNANDEZ 17 DIGS FROM 1000:  The Pack’s lone senior, outside hitter/libero Allison Hernandez has 983 career digs leaving her 17 short of becoming the eighth player in school history to reach 1000 for her career.  Currently she ranks eighth all-time at Nevada and is 93 behind  Lindsay Holda (2002-05) for seventh.

SEASON-HIGH FOUR-MATCH WIN STREAK SNAPPED:  Nevada had its season-high four-match win streak snapped Saturday falling 3-0 to ninth ranked Hawai`i.  Prior to the win streak the Pack had lost five in a row.  Three of the five losses during the skid came in five sets versus SJSU, Utah State and Idaho.  In all three of those setbacks the Pack led 2-1 after three sets but dropped the final two sets of each match.  Nevada snapped the skid with a 3-1 victory over Boise State and followed that with a 3-0 victory versus Sacramento State and back-to-back 3-1 wins over Fresno State.  During the winning streak the Pack won 12-of-15 sets.

LINK POSTS TOP WAC DIGS MARK THIS SEASON:  Sophomore libero Nicole Link recorded 29 digs in the Pack’s 3-1 victory at Fresno State, Oct. 11 which is the top number by a player in the WAC this season.  The 29 digs is also Link’s career high and the fourth best total by a Nevada player in school history.

HARRINGTON LEADS TEAM WITH SEVEN DOUBLE-DOUBLES:  Sophomore outside hitter Kylie Harrington leads the Pack with seven double-doubles on the season.  Harrington recorded her seventh last week with 10 kills and 10 digs in Nevada’s 3-1 victory over the Fresno State.  Senior outside hitter/libero Allison Hernandez is two off the pace with five. 
 As a team Nevada has posted 19 double-doubles on the season.  Setter Sonnie Sei ranks third on the squad behind Harrington and Hernandez with three.  Reserve setter Tatiana Santiago has two while middle blocker Lindsay Baldwin and outside hitter/libero Nicole Link have one each.

NEVADA FULL OF YOUNGSTERS:  The 2008 Nevada volleyball team continues to be led by underclassmen which make up 63 percent of the roster.  Of the 16 members on the squad 10 are underclassmen.  The 10 breaks down to four sophomores, a red shirt freshman and five true freshmen.  All four sophomores Lindsay Baldwin, Jessica Daum, Kylie Harrington and Nicole Link have see action.  Red shirt freshman Brittni Yates along with three of the true freshmen Erin Garvey, Tatiana Santiago and Kylee Vance have seen action this season.  Taylor Brown and Brittany Woodard are the other two freshmen that are scheduled to redshirt.  Of the 10  Baldwin, Harrington, Link, Yates and Garvey have made starts.







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