The Nevada volleyball team started the Holiday Inn Express Invitational off with a win over ACC opponent Virginia in five sets (25-20, 23-25, 25-8, 20-25, 15-8). The Pack moves to 3-1 on the season and 3-0 in neutral matches.
It was a morning of career highs and new single match team records. Kayla Afoa and Dalyn Burns both posted double-doubles, marking the second for Afoa and third on the season for Burns. The sophomore outside hitter helped the team offensively with 16 kills on 44 attacks, a career high while also setting a career high with 15 digs. Burns, a junior, recorded 40 assists and 20 digs along with a career high four service aces.
Joining the career high train is sophomore Ashley Maki, who had five service aces in the single match and also penciled her name in the record books for number of service aces in a single match. She sits tied for second all time. Redshirt freshman Hailey Maniglia stepped up on defense and notched four blocks on the team’s 11 total.
Jamila Minor continues to dominate on the floor, posting a team high 20 kills on 50 attacks while combining for 23 points.
The Pack continues play today, Aug. 31, at the Holiday Inn Express Invitational. It takes on host team Northern Illinois at 5 p.m. PT. There are live stats and a live stream for this match but fans can also follow along on Twitter @PackVB.