Saturday's match with UNLV will decide three points in the Governor's Series presented by NV Energy.
Nov. 12, 2013
Upcoming Nevada matches
Nov. 14 San Diego State - (13-12, 8-7 MW) 7 p.m. PT
Nov. 16 UNLV - (14-11, 9-6 MW) 1 p.m. PT
Wolf Pack Volleyball News and Notes
San Diego State and UNLV at Nevada this week - The University of Nevada (2-24, 0-14 MW) hosts San Diego State (13-12, 8-7 MW) on Thursday and UNLV (14-11, 9-6 MW) on Saturday. The Wolf Pack dropped both road meetings with the two schools earlier this season.
Thursday's match with the Aztecs starts at 7 p.m. PT and the Saturday match with UNLV has been changed to a 1 p.m. PT start.
UNLV time change - The time for Saturday's match with UNLV has been changed to 1 p.m. as not to conflict with Wolf Pack football game with San Jose State at 7:30 p.m.
Governor's Series, Presented by NV Energy - Saturday's match with UNLV will determine three points in the 2013-14 Governor's Series Presented By NV Energy. This season marks the second year of the series. A Nevada victory on Saturday would earn the Pack a split of the three points awarded for volleyball. A loss would give the Rebels the three points since they won the first meeting earlier this season in Las Vegas.
On October 8, 2012 Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced the launch of the Governor's Series, presented by NV Energy. This historic, new competition established a formal head-to-head athletic and academic challenge between longtime rivals -- the UNLV Rebels and the Nevada Wolf Pack. The all-encompassing competition will annually crown one school the winner of the Governor's Series.
UNLV won the series last year.
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
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 994.5 points while Anxo ranks ninth with 918.
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 5.5 points from becoming the eighth Nevada player to reach 1,000 points in a career. Her 3.45 points per game tops the team.
Anxo recently surpassed 900 career points and has 918 to rank just behind Lea'ea in ninth. She is averaging 2.67 points per set this season.
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 recorded her 300th career total block this season and her 326 ranks sixth in school history as does her 273 career block assists. Her 53 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 1.11 blocks per set ranks eighth in the Mountain West.
Lea'ea is seventh at Nevada in career attack percentage at .268.
Holt nearing 1,100 assists - Senior setter Dana Holt recorded her 1,000th assist at the Cougar Invitational earlier this season and is 13 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 375 assists this season and ranks ninth in the MW averaging 7.50 per set.
Nevada seeks to end streaks - Nevada has lost a season-high 17 matches in a row and 29 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 14 this season the streak has reached 29.
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 7.05 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.