Nevada at Bankers Classic for Three Matches
Aug. 29, 2012
Week Two - Community Bankers Classic (Stockton, Calif.)
- Friday, Aug. 31, 5 p.m. vs Northern Illinois
- Saturday, Sept. 1, Noon at Pacific
- Saturday, Sept. 1, 5 p.m. vs Portland State
This Week - The Pack will travel to Stockton, Calif. to compete in the Community Bankers Classic hosted by the Pacific Tigers ... Nevada will also meet Northern Illinois and Portland State ... A tournament central page, which will contain all information pertaining to the event, can be found at http://pacifictigers.com/sports/w-volley/2012-13/bankers_classic/Tournament_Page ... Live statistics and live video will be available for each match on the tournament central page.
Opponents' 2012 Records
Northern Illinois, 2-2 - Week One at the NIU Invitational (W, 3-2 vs North Dakota St. - L, 3-2 vs Witchita St. - L, 3-1 vs. NM St. - W, 3-1 vs. Wisconsin Green Bay)
Pacific, 3-0 - Week One at the Idaho Nike Invitational (W, 3-2 at Idaho - W, 3-0 vs WSU - W, 3-2 vs Montana)
Portland State, 1-2 - Week One at the Northwest Challenge (L, 2-3 vs Gonzaga - W, 3-2 vs Boise St. - L, 0-3 at UW)
Last Week - Nevada earned one victory at the Fairfield Inn North Baylor Classic last week, defeating the Tulane Green Wave 3-2 in a close contest ... The first four sets were decided by two points ... The first three were 25-23 sets ... Nevada came back from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to win 3-2 ... The Wolf Pack took a set each from Baylor and Texas A&M Corpus Christi, only to fall 3-1 to both ... Tessa Lea'ea was named to the North Baylor Classic All-Tournamnet Team ... Kara Kasser was named the defensive MVP of the event.
Continuing Trend - Two all-conference performers from a year ago, Lea'ea and Janelle Batista, picked up where they left off in 2011 in the Pack's first three contests ... Lea'ea was an all-newcomer honoree, while Batista was an all-second team selection in Nevada's final WAC season.
Player SP Dig Dig/Set BS BA Total Blk/Set BE BHE
Lea'ea, Tessa 13 3 0.23 3 20 23 1.77 1 1
Batista, Janelle 13 9 0.69 1 7 8 0.62 3 0
Immediate Impact - Kasser played in all 13 sets at the North Baylor Classic, recording 57 digs (4.38/set to lead Nevada) and earning her first-career tournament honor.
New Conference - Nevada will compete with eight teams in the Mountain West in 2012, after competing in the Western Athletic Conference for the final time during the 2011 season.
Second Time Around - Second-year head coach Ruth Lawanson welcomes five freshmen into an experienced roster in 2012.
Home Sweet Home - The 2012 season will feature 12 home games for the Wolf Pack, including three in the Wolf Pack Invitational, its season-opening home event. It will kick off on September 6 at 7 p.m. in the Virginia Street Gym with Nevada's contest against Cal State Fullerton.
A Look at Every Team - This season's Mountain West home slate will feature each team within the conference making an appearance in the Virginia Street Gym. With the home-and-home format in place, fans will be able to see all of Nevada's conference opponents in Reno.