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Nevada volleyball drops match against North Dakota State

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Nevada volleyball drops match against North Dakota State (Nevada athletics)

The Nevada volleyball team falls against North Dakota State this Saturday, to wrap up the Cal tournament. The Pack was able to win the third set in 25-14 after losing the first two sets in 25-22, but it was not able to pull it through with the momentum, losing set four in 25-20.

Sophomore Reka Monteleone led the Pack with 12 kills, followed by Kyla Waiters and Sydney Petersen with 10 kills and a .276, and .588 hitting percentage, respectively. Junior Andrea Alcaraz led the Pack assists (33), and Junior Sydney Petersen led the Pack blocks with a score of seven and the highest hitting percentage of the match. Senior Kaila Spevak held the defense with 18 digs.

Nevada started making a six-scoring run, forcing North Dakota State to call a timeout. The Pack continued the set with great offense by freshman Sia Liilii, Monteleone, and Waiters. The Bisons took the lead after tying the game at 13-13, but the Pack was able to make a comeback, but North Dakota State closed the set in 25-22. Monteleone led the Pack with four kills, five digs and two block assists.

In the second set, Nevada was in control of the set until North Dakota State tied the game in 16-16. The Pack was not able to hold the Bison, closing the set in 25-22. Waiters and Petersen led the team offense with seven kills in the set.

In set three, the Bison set the paced early on with a four-scoring run, but the Pack was able to make a comeback and take the lead. After a kill by Waiters to take back the lead, the Pack made a nine-point scoring run, and closed the set in 25-14 after a ball handling error by North Dakota State.

The same thing happen in set four, when North Dakota State set an early pace, but Nevada was not able to turn around, closing the game in 25-21.

Nevada volleyball will be back to the Virginia Street Gym for the first home match of the season against Sacramento State on Sep. 16 at 6 p.m.. Season tickets are available at NevadaWolfPack.com.

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