Join the Pack volleyball team on Halloween as the host Fresno State.
Oct. 29, 2013
Upcoming Nevada matches
Oct. 31 Fresno State - (13-9, 7-3 MW) 7 p.m. PT
Nov. 2 San Josè State - (5-16, 2-8 MW) 7 p.m. PT
Against this week’s opposition -
Series with FS: Tied 18-18
Series with SJSU: SJSU leads 24-16
Nevada hosts FS and SJSU this week - The Nevada (2-20, 0-10 MW) volleyball team hosts Fresno State (13-9, 7-3 MW) on Thursday at 7 p.m. and San Josè State (5-16, 2-8 MW) Saturday evening at 7 p.m. In the first meetings earlier this season the Pack lost both matches on the road.
Promotions for the week - Spend Halloween at the Virginia Street Gym with the Wolf Pack volleyball team. Fans are encouraged to wear costumes to the match and the three best costumes will be asked to participate in our costume contest. Each participant in the contest will win a prize with the winner receiving the grand prize. Candy will be available at the promotions table for the kids
Saturday is fan appreciation night. Get a raffle ticket at the door for a chance to win an iPod shuffle or signed volleyball. In addition, we will have Wolf Pack wristbands for the first fans in attendance.
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
Willoughby more than doubles output - Sophomore Samantha Willoughby has doubled her kill total from last season. Willoughby played in 28 matches last season and totaled 93 kills and has 190 this season in 22 matches. Her attack percentage has gone from .111 to .226 in her second year in the program. Seven times this year she has posted double figure kills in a match after not reaching double figures in a match her freshman year. Her 2.50 kills per set is second on the team to Tessa Lea’ea’s 2.74.
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 949 points while Anxo ranks ninth with 882.
Next on the list for Lea`ea is Michelle More’s (2001-02) 1,084.5 points which she totaled in just two seasons. Lea’ea is just 51 points from becoming the eight Nevada player to reach 1,000 points. Her 3.39 points per game tops the team.
Anxo has 882 career points to rank just behind Lea’ea in ninth. She is averaging 2.62 points per set this season and is just 18 from 900.
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 7.97 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 recently recorded her 300th career total block and her 313 ranks sixth in school history as does her 262 career block assists. Her 51 career solo blocks is tied with Jill Evarts (1991-92) for seventh at Nevada.
Erin Hewko (1992-95) is sixth with 54 solo blocks. Jaime Keith (1993-96) 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 1.12 blocks per set ranks eighth in the Mountain West.
Lea’ea is seventh in career attack percentage at .274.
Nevada seeks to end streaks - Nevada has lost a season-high 13 matches in a row and 25 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 10 this season the streak has reached 25.