Tessa Lea`ea recorded her 300th block last week and her current 309 ranks sixth at Nevada.
Oct. 23, 2013
Upcoming Nevada matches
Oct. 24 at Air Force - (4-16, 1-7 MW) 6 p.m. PT
Oct. 26 at New Mexico - (15-4, 6-3 MW) 12 p.m. PT
Against this week’s opposition -
Series with AFA: AFA leads 2-1
Series with UNM: UNM leads 2-0
Wolf Pack Volleyball News and Notes
Nevada on the road for two MW matches - The Nevada (2-18, 0-8 MW) volleyball team is on the road for two Mountain West matches this week. The Wolf Pack are at Air Force (4-16, 1-7 MW) on Thursday night at 6 p.m. and at New Mexico (15-4, 6-3 MW) Saturday at noon.
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
Morell posts two double-doubles in three matches - Freshman Madison Morell recorded her first career double-double with 14 kills and 12 digs at SJSU on Oct. 10. A week later Morell then had her second double-double also of 14 kills and 12 digs in the Boise State match giving her two in three matches.
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 933.5 points while Anxo ranks ninth with 867.
Next on the list for Lea`ea is Michelle More’s (2001-02) 1,084.5 points which she totaled in just two seasons. She recorded her 900th point last week and her current 3.46 points per set is 10th in the conference.
Anxo has 867 career points to rank just behind Lea’ea in ninth. She is averaging 2.63 points per set this season.
Anderson takes over at setter - Freshman setter Lyndsey Anderson was scheduled to redshirt this season but made her first appearance and start in the Colorado State match. The Reno freshman has started the last six matches since taking over at setter. She is averaging 8.83 assists per set . In her second start versus Wyoming she had a double-double with 25 assists and 16 digs. In the Boise State match she posted a second double-double with 47 assists and 16 digs which are both career bests.
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 recorded her 300th career total block last week and her 309 ranks sixth in school history as does her 259 career block assists. Her 50 career solo blocks is tied with Karly Sipherd (2004-07) for eighth at Nevada.
Jill Evarts (1991-92) is seventh with 51 solo blocks. Jaime Keith (1003-96) is fifth with 340 total blocks and 277 block assists.
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 1.16 blocks per set ranks sixth in the Mountain West.
Lea’ea is tied for sixth with Sipherd in career attack percentage at .277.
Nevada seeks to end streaks - Nevada has lost a season-high 11 matches in a row and 23 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 eight to start this season the streak has reached 23.
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.