Nevada Clipped 3-1 in Home Opener

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RENO, Nev. – Despite a strong night from Dana Holt and a third-set win, the University of Nevada Volleyball team fell 3-1 to Cal State Fullerton on Thursday in the first game of the 2012 Wolf Pack Invitational.

The loss dropped the Wolf Pack to 1-6, while the Titans improved to 4-3.

Holt had 30 assists, eight digs and six kills from the setter position, narrowly missing her third double-double of the season. Her individual offense, in addition to her direction of the Pack attack, kept the Titans guessing.

Nevada had six players with at least one kill in the first set, but fell behind 1-0. The 25-20 victory for Cal State Fullerton gave the Titans a lead they would not relinquish.

Rebounding from a 25-17 defeat in set No. 2, the Pack earned a seven point margin of victory in set No. 3, winning 25-18.

Alongside Holt, Tessa Lea’ea played well, as she had in Nevada’s first six contests. On Thursday night, the sophomore from Stockton, Calif. had nine kills and eight total blocks, two of the solo variety. She has 79 kills for the season, which leads all Nevada players.

Janelle Batista had 10 kills for Nevada, while Bonnie Paul and Sam Willoughby each chipped in with five.

The deciding set went to Fullerton by a score of 25-12.