Volleyball Splits Final Day Of LMU Tournament|
Aug. 31, 2003
LOS ANGELES - The UNLV women's volleyball split a pair of matches on the final day of the Loyola Marymount University Fumara Hotel Invitational on Saturday. Sheila-Ocasio Clemente, who amassed 24 kills in three matches, earned a place on the all-tournament team.
The Rebels opened the day with a 3-0 (31-29, 30-21, 30-25) loss to Sacramento State. Junior Michelle Johnson led the team with 12 kills. She hit .321 (12-3-28) for the match and had one block.
The Rebels finished the tournament with a 3-0 (30-22, 30-25, 30-21) victory over West Virginia. With the win, UNLV opened the 2003 season with a 1-2 record.
Leiana Oswald led the team with 11 kills. She added six digs and one block assist in the winning effort. Banks and Ocasio-Clemente finished with eight kills each. Banks added six digs and one block, Ocasio-Clemente had four digs and three blocks.
Patricia Assuncao had her best game of the short season. She finished the match with seven kills, eight digs and a team-high five blocks.
UNLV returns home on Friday to host the UNLV Invitational with Cal State Fullerton, Lamar and Morgan State. Action begins at 5 p.m. on Friday in the Cox Pavilion.