Oct. 31, 2011
Upcoming Nevada Matches
||at Louisiana Tech
||Ruston, La. (Thomas Assembly Center (8,000)
||at New Mexico State
||Las Cruces, N.M. (Pan American Center (18,596)
||For tickets to home matches call 348-PACK
||All Times Pacific
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
Record: 4-18 WAC: 1-9
Head Coach: Ruth Lawanson (Fresno St., 1987)
at Nevada: 4-18 (First season)
Overall Record: 23-83 (Fourth season)
Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters
Record: 9-18 WAC: 0-10
Head Coach: Matt Sonnichsen (UCLA, 1989)
at LA Tech: 41-80 (Fourth season)
Overall Record: 181-199 (13th season)
Series: Nevada leads 15-2
Series in WAC Play: Nevada leads 15-2
Note: Nevada won the first meeting in Reno this season, 3-0 on Oct. 6. The Wolf Pack and Lady Techsters split the previous four meetings with each team winning at home during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Nevada won the first 14 meetings in the series.
New Mexico State Aggies
Record: 18-7 WAC: 7-3
Head Coach: Mike Jordan
at NMSU: 303-135 (14th season)
Overall Record: same
Series: NMSU leads 17-12
Series in WAC Play: NMSU leads 11-2
Note: NMSU has won the last 10 matches in the series including a 3-0 victory in Reno earlier this season on Oct. 6. Nevada’s last victory was 3-2 on Sept. 30, 2006.
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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.
Nevada Plays Final Road Matches At LA Tech And NMSU This Week: The University of Nevada (4-18, 1-9 WAC) will play its final two Western Athletic Conference road matches this week traveling to Ruston, La. to play Louisiana Tech (9-18, 0-10 WAC) on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. PT. Saturday the Wolf Pack is at New Mexico State (18-7, 7-3 WAC) in Las Cruces, N.M. for a 6:00 p.m. PT match.
The Pack defeated LA Tech 3-0 in Reno earlier this season on Oct. 8 for Nevada’s lone WAC win of the season. NMSU won the first match with the Pack 3-0 in Reno on Oct. 6.
Hawai`i Undefeated In WAC Play: Hawai`i (12-0) remains undefeated in Western Athletic Conference action with a perfect 12-0 record. New Mexico State (7-3) is second followed by Idaho (7-4), Utah State (6-5), Fresno State (5-5) and San Jose State (5-7). Nevada (1-9) is seventh and Louisiana Tech (0-10) eighth.
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 2,501 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. In WAC play she ranks fifth in blocks averaging 1.09 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 14 times with six being match highs. Her 3.36 digs per set is fifth in the WAC and 3.35 in WAC play ranks sixth.
- Junior middle blocker Janelle Batista is hitting .306 which ranks eighth in the conference. Batista is ninth in points (3.35 pps) and 10th in kills (2.73 kps) in the WAC. In conference play her 3.12 points per set ranks 10th.
- 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 9.47 assists per set ranks fifth in the WAC and 9.50 in WAC play are sixth.
- Sophomore outside hitter Grace Anxo leads the WAC in aces averaging .36 per set. In WAC play Anxo is ninth averaging .27 per set. Batista is ninth in conference action averaging .26 service aces per set.
- Five different players have led Nevada in kills in a match this season; Batista (7), Lea’ea (6), Anxo (4), Ji (4) and Garvey (4).
- 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).
- Sophomore defensive specialist Brianna Heinen had a career-high 20 digs to lead the Pack in the Sacramento State match.
- Nevada ranks seventh in hitting percentage (.162 %), sixth in assists (10.99 aps), seventh in blocks (1.86 bps), eighth in digs (12.36 dps), eighth in opponent hitting percentage (.255), sixth in kills (11.74 kps) and third in service aces (1.31 saps) in the WAC.
- In WAC play Nevada ranks seventh in hitting percentage (.168 %), sixth in assists (11.09 aps), sixth in blocks (1.85 bps), eighth in digs (10.71 dps), eighth in opponent hitting percentage (.293), sixth in kills (11.65 kps) and fourth in service aces (1.26 saps) in the WAC..