Nevada Hosts SJSU Thursday And #7 Hawai`i Saturday


Tessa Lea'ea had a career-high eight blocks in the Pack's last match at Fresno State.

Tessa Lea'ea had a career-high eight blocks in the Pack's last match at Fresno State.

Oct. 25, 2011

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Upcoming Nevada Matches
Day Date Oppoonent Location Time
Thur. Oct. 27 San Jose State Virginia Street Gym, (1,800) 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 29 #7 Hawai`i Virginia Street Gym, (1,800) 7:00 p.m.
For tickets to home matches call 348-PACK All Times Pacific

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
Wolf Pack

Record: 4-16  WAC: 1-7
Head Coach: Ruth Lawanson (Fresno St., 1987)
at Nevada: 4-16 (First season)
Overall Record: 23-81 (Fourth season)

San Jose State Spartans

Record: 9-13  WAC: 4-5
Head Coach: Oscar Crespo (San Jose State, 1990)
at SJSU: 45-95 (Fifth season)
Overall Record:  same
Series: SJSU leads 21-17
Series in WAC Play: Nevada leads 13-10
Upcoming Matches:
host Hawai`i, Oct. 25
Note:
Nevada had won four matches in a row until the Spartans won the earlier meeting this season 3-0 on Oct. 1 in San Jose, Calif.

#7 Hawai`i Rainbow Wahine

Record: 21-1  WAC: 9-0
Head Coach: Dave Shoji (UC Santa Barbara, 1969)
at UH:
1,066-180-1 (37th season)
Overall Record: 86-81 (Sixth season)
Series: UH leads 36-1
Series in WAC Play:
UH leads 23-0
Note: awai`i has won all 23 matches played in Western Athletic Conference play.  The Rainbow Wahine won the first meeting this season 3-0 on Sept. 29 in Honolulu.

WATCH  LIVE VIDEO STREAM:  All University of Nevada home volleyball matches will be streamed live on the internet again this season for a nominal fee.  Fans may use the following link to sign up for viewing the matches.  NevadaWolfPack.TV

LIVE STATS:  Live up to the minute stats during home and selected road contests can be viewed on the internet for Nevada volleyball by following the link below and clicking on gametracker located to the right under next event.
 
http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/sports/w-volley/sched/unv-w-volley-sched.html

Nevada Hosts SJSU And #7 Hawai`i This Week:  The University of Nevada will host two Western Athletic Conference matches this week at the Virginia Street Gym with both starting at 7:00 p.m.  Thursday San Jose State (9-13, 4-5 WAC) comes to Reno and Saturday conference leading Hawai`i (21-1, 9-0 WAC) is in town.
    SJSU defeated the Pack in the first meeting 3-0 back on Oct. 1 in San Jose, Calif.  The Rainbow Wahine won the earlier contest 3-0 in Honolulu on Sept. 29.

Hawai`i Remains Perfect In WAC Play: 
Hawai`i (9-0) remains undefeated in Western Athletic Conference action and will play three conference matches this week.  New Mexico State (7-1) is second with its lone loss coming at home to UH.  One match separates the next four teams with Idaho (5-4), Fresno State (4-4), SJSU (4-5) and Utah State (4-5) in spots three through six.  Nevada (1-7) is seventh followed by Louisiana Tech (0-8)

WOLF PACK NOTES

- Senior setter Tatiana Santiago became the sixth player in school history to record 2,000 assists in a career accomplishing the feat in the Sept. 9, Sacramento State match.  Her 2,456 assists ranks fifth in school history.

- Nevada’s 3-0 WAC win over Louisiana Tech on Oct. 8 snapped a five-match losing skid and an eight-match WAC losing streak dating back to last season.

- Senior right side hitter Erin Garvey hit .786 in the Pack’s 3-0 victory over Louisiana Tech.  Garvey finished with a team-high 11 kills with no errors on 14 attempts.

- Santiago’s 63 assists in the Aug. 26 Portland match is one off her career-high of 64 set versus Idaho on Nov 4, 2010.

- Santiago has six of Nevada’s 11 double-doubles on the season with two coming in the Portland Nike Invitational.  Junior outside hitter Elissa Ji recorded her third at Idaho with 11 kills and 13 digs.  Sophomore outside hitter Grace Anxo has the other two Pack double-doubles.

- Freshman middle blocker Tessa Lea’ea posted a career and match-high 18 kills in the win at Portland.  Lea’ea is hitting .333 on the season which is fifth in the WAC and her .345 attack percentage in conference play is also fifth.  In WAC play she ranks fifth in blocks averaging 1.07 per set.

- Lea’ea had a career-high eight blocks in the Pack’s match at Fresno State on Oct. 22.  She totaled one solo and seven assisted blocks in the match.  As a team Nevada had a season-high 12.5 blocks.

- Libero Kelly Chang totaled a career-best 22 digs at San Jose State on Oct. 1.  It was her second 20 plus dig match of the season with the other being 21 versus Butler on Sept. 2.   Chang has led the Pack in digs 13 times with six being match highs.  Her 3.46 digs per set is fifth in the WAC and 3.61 in WAC play ranks fourth.

- Junior middle blocker Janelle Batista is hitting .313 on the season which ranks seventh in the WAC and her 2.75 kills per set is 10th.  Batista is ninth in points (3.39 pps) in the WAC and in conference play she ranks 10th in points (3.18 pps).  Her .29 service aces per set in WAC action is tied for eighth in the conference.

- Lea’ea (.650) and Batista (.613) both hit over .600 in the first Portland match on Aug. 26.  Lea’ea hit .636 against Louisiana Tech on Oct. 8.

-  Santiago’s 9.63 assists per set ranks fourth in the WAC and 9.93 in WAC play are fifth.

-  Sophomore defensive specialist Brianna Heinen had a career-high 20 digs to lead the Pack in the Sacramento State match.

-  Sophomore outside hitter Grace Anxo is third in the WAC averaging .34 service aces per set.  

-  Five different players have led Nevada in kills in a match this season; Batista (6), Lea’ea (6), Anxo (4), Ji (3) and Garvey (3).

-  Five Pack players reached double figures in kills in the Aug. 26, Portland match; Batista (20), Anxo (17), Lea’ea (14), Garvey (12) and Ji (12).

- Nevada ranks sixth in hitting percentage (.169 %), sixth in assists (11.13 aps), seventh in blocks (1.89 bps), seventh in digs (12.66 dps), eighth in opponent hitting percentage (.248), sixth in kills (11.90 kps) and fourth in service aces (1.31 saps) in the WAC.

- In WAC play Nevada ranks fifth in hitting percentage (.190 %), fourth in assists (11.46 aps), sixth in blocks (1.93 bps), eighth in digs (11.11 dps), seventh in opponent hitting percentage (.281), sixth in kills (12.04 kps) and fourth in service aces (1.25 saps) in the WAC.


 

 

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