Nevada Bested by Utah in Salt Lake City

Sept. 14, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Nevada volleyball team fell 3-0 (18-25, 15-25, 14-25) to the host Utah Utes on Friday night at the Utah Classic.

With the loss, the Wolf Pack fell to 1-10, while Utah improved to 9-4.

11 Nevada players saw the court on Friday, as head coach Ruth Lawanson continues to search for a productive group. Freshman Sommer King saw extensive playing time for the second-consecutive match, as she started and played in all three sets. The Las Vegas native and Green Valley High School graduate had three kills on 10 attacks and only one hitting error. She posted a hitting percentage of .200.

Kara Kasser also played in each set, leading the Pack with eight digs.

As a team, Nevada limited is attacking errors much better against Utah than it did against Utah Valley in its morning match. The Pack had 21 against the Utes in comparison to the 37 against the Wolverines.

Tessa Lea’ea and Elissa Ji led Nevada with four kills each. Lea’ea now has 114 on the season to lead Nevada.

The Pack will close the event with a tilt against Cal Poly at 11 a.m. on Sunday. The Mustangs are 1-9 in 2012.