Volleyball Drops Match to UNLV
Sept. 8, 2007
RENO, Nev. -- The Washington State University volleyball team lost only its second match of the season as UNLV defeated the Cougs 30-19, 30-22, 30-26 at the Nevada AT&T Invitational tournament Saturday morning at the Virginia Street Gym on the Reno campus.
WSU, 8-2, was led by the nine kills from Jackie Albright as the Cougars were held to a .094 hitting percentage. Cassie Robbins provided a bright spot at the front with six blocks as the Cougars won the blocking stat 10 to 7. Maureen Perez had 32 assists and Kelly Hyder added 11 digs.
UNLV, 7-1, was had three players in double-figure kills with Maria Aladjova's 16 kills the match-high. Jada Walker and Melody Nua combined for 21 digs with Nua also setting 35 assists. Lauren Miramonte had five blocks. The Rebels hit .257 for the match.
'We didn't play very well as a team today. I don't think we executed the things we wanted to execute on our side of the net very well either offensively or defensively,' Cougar Head Coach Brian Heffernan said. 'We played a team that plays very well as a team and it cost us. Our athletes did a decent job from the service line and our back row players - Kelly and Stephanie - did a real nice job with our serve-receive but everywhere else we were pretty inconsistent and when you are playing against an opponent like UNLV that is pretty low error it creates too many challenges for us to overcome.'
The Cougars play University of Nevada Saturday night.