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Nevada volleyball drops first day at the Cal tournament

Nevada volleyball drops first day at the Cal tournament (Nevada athletics)

The Nevada volleyball team falls against host team, and Butler at the Cal tournament in 3-0 this Friday afternoon. The Pack is now 1-7 in the season.

Nevada 0, Cal 3

Sophomore Reka Monteleone, led the Pack with eight kills, following by freshman Sydney Wyman and junior Sydney Petersen with six kills, and a .250 and .100 in hitting percentage, respectively. Junior Andrea Alcaraz led the team in assists (16) and in service aces (4). Senior Kaila Spevak and freshman Sophie Mangold paced the Pack in digs with a score of 11 each.

Nevada started the set point-by-point against the Bears. A sequence of three aces by Alcaraz put the Pack in a 9-7 lead. The team was able to hold the lead until the Bears had a sequence of three points to take over the lead and finish the set in 25-19. Monteleone led the Pack with four kills in this set.

In the second set, Nevada held the lead all the way up to 15 points with a combination of kills by the Pack offense and errors by the Bears. Cal was able to tie the game at 15-15 and ended up taking the lead to finish the set in 25-22. The Pack was led by Petersen, Wyman, Monteleone, and freshman Sia Liilii with two kills each in the set.

Going into the third set, the Bears put a four-point lead, and the Pack was not able to follow. Wyman led the Pack for the set with a score of three kills. Cal closed the match in 25-14, to sweep Nevada in 3-0.

Nevada 0, Butler 3

In the second match of the day, was better offensively but struggled to close the sets suffering a loss to Butler with a final score of 25-23, 25-19, 25-18.

Both Liilii and Monteleone led the Pack with 10 kills. Liilii finished the match with two block assists and five digs, while Monteleone had one block and seven digs. Leading the Pack defense was junior Alcaraz and senior Spevak with eleven digs each. Alcaraz also led the team in assists with 22 total, while Spevak scored two service aces for the Pack.

In the first set, Nevada was trailing but was able to tied the game in 20-20. The Pack took the lead after a kill by Kyla Waiters, forcing Butler to call a timeout. Butler picked the lead again, which led to a 25-23 finish.

Second set, Monteleone continue to lead the Pack with five kills and a .444 hitting percentage in the set. Butler took an early lead and Nevada was not able to respond. The Pack was able to respond by decreasing the lead to two points, holding 20-18, but a sequence of kills by Butler, closed the set in 25-19.

Nevada took an early lead into the third set, leading the set by two points. Butler ties the game in 8-8. Spevak scores two service aces, putting the Pack back on the game, but Butler holds the lead and finish the set in 25-18. Freshman Liilii led the offense in the set with three kills.

Nevada will take North Dakota State this Saturday at 12:00 p.m. to close the last away tournament. Fans can follow Nevada match against North Dakota State at the Pac-12 Network, and live stats are available at the Cal Bears website, before the Pack home match opener against Sacramento State on Sep. 16.

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