Rebels hand Wolf Pack 10th straight loss in seriesUNLV managed to grab yet another split as the Rebels lost to San Diego State (3-0) on Nov. 11, but came back to sweep Nevada-Reno (25-15, 25-17, 25-17) on Saturday.
The win over UNR closed out a four-game road trip for the Rebels. It gave UNLV (15-11, 10-6) its 10th consecutive win over the Wolf Pack, and brought the overall series to 17-7.
The Rebels outhit Nevada-Reno (3-25, 1-15) by 219 points (.239 – .020) and recorded 11 more kills. UNLV recorded its best hitting efficiency in the final set with .417 compared to the Wolf Pack’s .121.
The Wolf Pack committed nine more errors than the Rebels (25-16).
Freshman Julia Topor led the Rebels with 12 kills. She was the only player in the match to record double digits in kills, which is a rarity for the Rebels this year.
Junior Katlin Winters and senior Sekola Falemaka, who average a shade under 3.5 kills per set this year, were the next in line, both with eight kills. Falemaka also had 10 digs.
Senior Stephanie Thelen recorded 31 of UNLV’s 34 assists, a game-high. All season, Thelen has recorded almost all of the assists that the Rebels receive in a game.
Junior Allison Davies contributed with nine digs, giving her 404 on the season.
For the Wolf Pack, Tessa Lea’ea led with eight kills. Teammate Madison Morell was right behind with six kills and two digs.
UNLV comes home to play its last two home games of the season. On Thursday night, the Rebels host Utah State at 7 p.m. and Boise State on Saturday at 2 p.m. for Senior Day.