The Nevada volleyball team dropped its match against the Fresno State Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon. The Bulldogs went up 2-0 after two close sets with final scores of 25-21 and 26-24. Fresno State closed the match 3-0 after a 25-12 victory in the third set.
Senior Kyla Waiters led the Pack with 11 kills and a .229 hitting percentage, followed by junior Sydney Petersen, who recorded eight kills in a .357 hitting percentage. Petersen also scored two service aces and one block assist.
Junior, Andrea Alcaraz recorded 26 assists, five digs, and two block assists.
Senior, Kaila Spevak led the Pack defense, recording 10 digs, one service ace, and one assist during the match.
As a team, the Pack scored four total blocks, had a total of 31 kills and a .160 hitting percentage.
In the first set, the Bulldogs took an early lead, but the Pack tied the set 10-10 and kept the momentum for the remaining of the set. From that point on, it was a back-and-forth game until the 19-20 mark, where the Bulldogs scored two service aces, forcing the Pack to call back-to-back timeouts. Fresno State closes out the set in 25-21 with back-to-back points.
Nevada claimed an early lead in the second set, but Fresno State tied the game 11-11. The Pack kept the momentum by keeping the lead, getting a set point to bring the score to 24-22. The Bulldogs reversed the scoreboard and closed the set in 26-24 after a 3-0 run.
The third set belonged to Fresno State, with the Bulldogs pulling a 7-1 early lead into the set. Nevada cut the margin to 16-6, but the Bulldogs closed the game 25-12 and the match in 3-0.
The Pack continues the season on the road, to face Air Force on Oct 21. at 5 p.m. PT. A live stream will be available through the Mountain West Network and live stats are going to be on the Nevada Wolf Pack website.