Pacific Rallies To Beat Nevada 3-2 In First Round Action

Dec. 6, 2002

Stanford, Calif. - Pacific's Jennifer Joines had 22 kills to lead the Tigers to a 3-2 comeback victory over Nevada tonight in NCAA First Round action at Maples Pavilion on the campus of Stanford University. Games scores were 30-24, 14-30, 25-30, 30-28, 15-11.

After winning game one, Pacific dropped the next to games to fall behind, 1-2. The Tigers rallied to even up the match at 2-all with a 30-28 win in game four. Trailing 7-8 in game five, Pacific again rallied off three consecutive points to go up 10-8 and never looked back. They reached game and match point on a kill by Joines and ended the match on a Nevada hitting error.

Elaine Goeders added 19 kills and seven blocks to the Pacific totals while teammate Megan Hauschild contributed 11 kills and 14 digs on the evening. Joanna Rentz led the team with 20 digs and two service aces.

The Wolfpack was led by Michelle More's match-high 26 kills and Emily Baracco's 28 digs. Laura Wooley added 22 kills and eight digs on the night while teammate Salaia Salavea chipped in 16 kills and four blocks.

Pacific advances to NCAA Second Round action facing the winner of the Stanford-Sacramento State matchup tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Maples Pavilion.

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