Nevada Closes Out 2011 Season Hosting Utah State And Idaho

Seniors Erin Garvey, Tatiana Santiago and Brittni Yates will be honored prior to Saturday's match.

Nov. 8, 2011

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Upcoming Nevada Matches
Day Date Oppoonent Location Time
Thur. Nov. 10 Utah State Reno, Nev. (Virginia Street Gym (1,800) 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 12 Idaho Reno, Nev. (Virginia Street Gym (1,800) 12:00 p.m.
For tickets to home matches call 348-PACK All Times Pacific

Wolf Pack

Record: 5-19  WAC: 2-10
Head Coach: Ruth Lawanson (Fresno St., 1987)
at Nevada: 5-19 (First season)
Overall Record: 24-84 (Fourth season)

Utah State Aggies

Record: 11-15  WAC: 6-6
Head Coach: Grayson DuBose (Brigham Young, 1993)
at USU: 91-87 (Sixth season)
Overall Record:  same
Series: Nevada leads 20-13
Series in WAC Play: USU leads 7-6
Note: Utah State won the first meeting 3-0 on Oct. 15 in Logan, Utah.  Nevada and USU split the previous 12 Western Athletic Conference meetings in the series with each winning at home and the Pack will need a win on Thursday in hopes of continuing the trend.  The Aggies won two of the three matches last season with USU eliminating the Pack from the conference tournament in Las Vegas in the third meeting of the season.


Record: 14-11  WAC: 8-4
Head Coach: Debbie Buchanan (USC, 1996)
at Idaho:
177-173 (12th season)
Overall Record: same
Series: Idaho leads 24-11
Series in WAC Play:
Idaho leads 9-4
Note: The Vandals has won the last seven meetings in the series including a 3-0 victory earlier this season in Moscow, Idaho on Oct. 13.   Nevada's last win over Idaho was a 3-0 home victory on Oct. 25, 2007.

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.

Seniors To Be Honored Saturday: Nevada seniors Erin Garvey (Argyle, Texas), Tatiana Santiago (Kahuku, Hawaii) and Brittni Yates (White Plains, Md.) will be honored prior to the start of Saturday's match with Idaho.  The three will be recognized for their contributions to Wolf Pack volleyball.

Nevada Ends The 2011 Season Hosting Utah State And Idaho:  The University of Nevada (5-19, 2-10 WAC) will host Utah State (11-15, 6-6 WAC) and Idaho (14-11, 8-4 WAC) for its final two matches of the season.  Thursday's match with USU is scheduled for 7 p.m. and Saturday's match with Idaho will start at noon.
    The Aggies won the earlier meeting 3-0 on Oct. 15 in Logan, Utah.  The Vandals also took the first meeting 3-0 back on Oct. 13 in Moscow, Idaho.

Hawai`i Claims Regular Season Title: 
With two matches remaining Hawai`i (12-0) has already clinched its 16th regular season WAC title with a perfect 12-0 mark.  The next five spots to determine seeding for the WAC Tournament will be decided this week.  Currently New Mexico State (9-3) and Idaho (8-4) are second and third respectively.  Utah State (6-6) and Fresno State (6-6) are tied for fourth with San Jose State (5-7) sixth.  Nevada (2-10) and Louisiana Tech (0-12) will not make the tournament this season.


- 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 2,568 assists ranks fifth in school history.

- Both of Nevada's WAC victories this season were 3-0 sweeps over Louisiana Tech on Oct. 8 and Nov. 3.  The first victory over the Lady Techsters 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 home victory over Louisiana Tech on Oct. 8.  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 .310 to rank seventh in the WAC.  In WAC play she ranks sixth in blocks averaging 1.08 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 16 times this season with six being match highs.  Her 3.40 digs per set is fifth in the WAC as is her 3.42 per set in WAC play.

- Junior middle blocker Janelle Batista is hitting .306 which ranks ninth in the conference.  Batista is ninth in points (3.36 pps) and 10th in kills (2.75 kps) in the WAC.  

- 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 9.59 assists per set ranks fifth in the WAC and 9.75 in WAC play are fifth.

-  Sophomore outside hitter Grace Anxo leads the WAC in aces averaging .36 per set.  In WAC play Anxo is sixth averaging .30 per set.

-  Five different players have led Nevada in kills in a match this season; Lea'ea (8), Batista (7), 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 (.166 %), sixth in assists (11.07 aps), seventh in blocks (1.83 bps), eighth in digs (12.42 dps), eighth in opponent hitting percentage (.255), sixth in kills (11.90 kps) and third in service aces (1.28 saps) in the WAC.

- In WAC play Nevada ranks seventh in hitting percentage (.177 %), sixth in assists (11.25 aps), sixth in blocks (1.80 bps), eighth in digs (11.07 dps), seventh in opponent hitting percentage (.288), sixth in kills (12.00 kps) and fourth in service aces (1.20 saps) in the WAC.



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