Nov. 5, 2013
Nevada at Wyoming and #10 Colorado State this week - The Nevada (2-22, 0-12 MW) volleyball team travels to Wyoming (14-12, 4-8 MW) and #10 Colorado State (21-0, 12- MW) this week. The Pack dropped both home meetings with the two schools earlier this season.
Thursday's match with the Cowgirls starts at 6 p.m. PT and the Saturday match at 10th ranked CSU gets underway at 6:30 p.m. PT. The Rams lead the MW with a perfect record of 12-0 and on the season are 21-0. Wyoming and CSU will play Tuesday night in Laramie, Wyo.
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 more than doubled her kill total from last season. Willoughby played in 28 matches last season and totaled 93 kills and has 201 this season in 24 matches. Her attack percentage has gone from .111 to .224 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 2.45 kills per set is second on the team to Tessa Lea'ea's 2.70.
Lea`ea and Anxo on the move - Junior middle blocker Tessa Lea'ea and senior outside hitter Grace Anxo continue to move up the Wolf Pack career points list. Lea'ea is eighth with 966 points while Anxo ranks ninth with 909.5.
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 34 points from becoming the eighth Nevada player to reach 1,000 points in a career. Her 3.35 points per game tops the team.
Anxo surpassed 900 career points last week and has 909.5 to rank just behind Lea'ea in ninth. She is averaging 2.76 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 home match. The Reno freshman has started every match since the start versus CSU. She is averaging 7.26 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 320 ranks sixth in school history as does her 268 career block assists. Her 52 career solo blocks is 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 at Nevada in career attack percentage at .271.
Nevada seeks to end streaks - Nevada has lost a season-high 15 matches in a row and 27 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 12 this season the streak has reached 27.
Holt nearing 1,100 assists - Senior setter Dana Holt recorded her 1,000th assist at the Cougar Invitational earlier this season and is 35 shy of 1,100 for her career. Holt had 667 assists last season before injury forced her to miss time. She tops the team with 353 assists this season and ranks eighth in the MW averaging 8.02 per set.