Rebels Swept By Lobos Monday Night|
Nov. 13, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV volleyball’s Mariena Hayden had 10 kills and seven digs in 3-0 loss to New Mexico. The UNLV volleyball team was swept, 3-0, by the New Mexico Lobos Monday in Mountain West action at the Johnson Center. The Lobos (16-15, 7-10 MW) defeated the Rebels (8-21, 4-12 MW) behind set scores of 25-16, 25-20, 25-20.
UNM outhit UNLV by 163 points (.173 to .010) with help from 12 more kills (39-27) and fewer errors (21-26) in only three more attack attempts (104-101). The Lobos’ best hitting display occurred in the second set, as they posted a .300 effort; however, the team hit .128 and .114 in the first and third, respectively. The Rebels’ hitting was hampered by errors, which resulted in .088 or lower averages through the affair.
On the flip side, the Rebels dominated the net with an advantage in total team blocks, 10-0 to 8.0.
STAT OF THE GAME: Despite committing three more errors in the first set (9-6), UNM still managed to throw down 10 more kills (14-4). In sets two and three, the Rebels had 23 total kills, but had 20 errors in 74 swings, while the Lobos had 25 and 12, respectively, in 65 attack attempts.
REBEL OF THE GAME: Mariena Hayden had a team-high 10 kills to go along with seven digs, one ace and one assisted block.
QUOTABLE: “We passed well again tonight, but we are not generating any offense,” said head coach Cindy Fredrick. “Our serving and blocking was good and Shania (Scott) did a good job playing libero since Leka’s (Kiner-Falefa) injury.”
*With help from her 10 kills, Hayden has notched 10 or more kills in 11 of UNLV’s last 14 matches.
*With help from one ace – her 37th of the season, Hayden moved into a seventh-place tie with Rebel alumna Sheila Hicks, who had 37 in 1984.
NEXT FOR THE REBELS: UNLV returns to Las Vegas and the Cox Pavilion for their final home match, which is also Senior Day, on Saturday, November 18 against Air Force. First serve is set for 1:00 pm – please note this is a new start time for the match.
TICKETS: Single-match tickets for the 2017 UNLV volleyball season are available by visiting www.UNLVTickets.com or calling 702-739-FANS. In addition, special ticket pricing is available for groups of at least 20 by contacting Dan Johnson at Daniel.Johnson@unlv.edu or calling 702-895-1885.
All single-match tickets can be purchased in-advance and online for as low as $5. As always, kids 12 and under and UNLV students with a valid Rebel Card are admitted for free.