News release from Wolf Pack Athletics
The University of Nevada (5-11, 1-2 WAC) volleyball teal lost its second Western Athletic Conference match in a row falling in three sets at Louisiana Tech (12-8, 2-2 WAC) by scores of 20-25, 16-25 and 21-25 at the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, La. this afternoon. The loss dropped the Wolf Pack to 5-11 on the season and 1-2 in WAC action while the Lady Techsters improved to 12-8 overall and 2-2 in conference play.
In set one LA Tech scored the first three points and Nevada was unable to catch the Lady Techsters falling by a score of 25-21. Offensively the Pack hit .108 and LA Tech .182.
LA Tech scored the first three points of set two but Nevada rallied to knot the score at 6-6. The Lady Techsters responded with a 6-0 run to move in front 12-6 and went on to win 25-16 to take a 2-0 advantage in the set. The Pack’s offensive woes continued as they hit zero in set two and the Lady Techsters hit .275.
In set three the Lady Techsters once again scored first and did not trail in the final set winning 25-21 to sweep the match 3-0. Nevada hit .125 in the final set and LA Tech .216.
Junior Kylie Harrington led Nevada with 11 kills and added 13 digs to post her team leading fifth double-double of the season. Senior setter Sonnie Sei topped the Pack with 16 assists while sophomore setter Tatiana Santiago dished out 15. Libero Nicole Link finished with a match-high 21 digs in the match.
Nataliya Panova posted a match-high 12 kills for the Lady Techsters while setter Bianca Bin had 31 assists. Lori Hunsucker and Kassia Pinto tallied 19 and 16 digs respectively.
LA Tech hit .223 in the set and Nevada .076. The Lady Techsters finished with nine blocks as the Pack totaled two.
Nevada concludes its three-match WAC road swing at fourth ranked Hawai`i on Thursday.