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Nevada volleyball falls against the Spartans on the road

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Nevada volleyball falls against the Spartans on the road (Nevada athletics)

The Nevada volleyball team fell to the San José State Spartans on Tuesday afternoon. The Pack put up a fight on sets one and two but fell short in 26-24 and 25-22. The Spartans went up 2-0 in the match and closed out the day with a 25-13 victory in the third set.

Kyla Waiters led the Pack offense with 12 kills. Sia Liilii recorded nine kills, while Sydney Petersen and Sydney Wyman registered four each in the match.

Andrea Alcaraz registered 27 assists along with one kill and two service aces on the afternoon.

Kaila Spevak led the Pack defense with 15 digs while registering one service ace and three assists in the match.

Nevada as a team registered six blocks with Liilii recording the lone solo block of the evening. Sydney Wyman had three block assists, while Petersen and Waiters had two each.

In the first set, Nevada got out to a 10-5 lead thanks to the kills of Waiters and Liilii. The Pack held a seven-point lead, but a four-point run by the Spartans forced the Pack to call a timeout. A sequence of kills by Reka Monteleone and Liilii pushed the Spartans to use their first timeout of the set in 20-16 for the Pack. San José State tied the set in 23-23, but a service error gave Nevada a set point. The Spartans reversed the scoreboard and closed the set in 26-24 after a 3-0 run.

In the second set, San José State took an early lead with a 6-3 score, but the Pack was able to react by tying the game in 11-11. From that point on, it was a back-and-forth game until the 22-21 mark. The Pack cut the margin to 23-22, but the Spartans close out the set with back-to-back points in 25-22.

The third set belonged to the Spartans from the jump, with the Spartans pulling a 9-3 early in the set. Nevada responded by cutting the margin to 11-9, but San José State closed the set in 25-13 and the match in 3-0.

NEXT UP

The Nevada volleyball team will now travel to Fresno to face the Bulldogs on Oct. 17. A live stream will be available through the Mountain West Network, and live stats are going to be on the Nevada Wolf Pack website.

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