Conference Opener Coming Up
Sept. 22, 2010
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -
FIRST SERVE: After hosting two weekends of tournaments and playing in six matches, the UNLV Rebels remain in Las Vegas for its seventh consecutive contest with Friday night's (7:00 pm) Mountain West Conference home opener against the Air Force Falcons (3-10). UNLV has won the last 21 meetings and owns a 26-2 lead in the head-to-head series.
UPCOMING VOLLEYBALL PROMOTIONS:
Match: Air Force (Sept. 24) - "Opening Day"
~Tickets are only $7 for adults, while kids 12 and under are free. ~Stay for an Autograph Signing after the game with the Rebels! ~Call 739-FANS or log on to UNLVtickets.com for more information.
Match: Nevada, Reno (Sept. 27) - "Red Out"
~Tickets are only $1 if you wear your REBEL RED! ~Kids 12 and under are free. ~Call 739-FANS or long on to UNLVtickets.com for more information.
ON THE SIDELINES The UNLV Rebels will close out their eight-match home stand with a visit from their in-state rival the Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack on Monday, Sept. 27. The non-conference contest is slated for a 5:00 pm start. UNLV has won the last four meetings and owns an 11-7 leads in the head-to-head series.
REBEL REWIND: The UNLV Rebels went 0-3 last weekend at their own UNLV Classic (Sept. 17-18) hosted in the friendly confines of the Cox Pavilion. UNLV was swept in straight sets by Cal State Northridge (Sept. 17) before losing a 3-1 match to San Jose State (Sept. 18) and dropping a hard-fought five-setter to Xavier (Sept. 18).
Candice Thomas, who was named to the UNLV Classic's All-Tournament Team, led all Rebels with a .375 hitting efficiency, 36 kills and 10 total blocks (three solo). Thomas' hitting figure was greatly helped by a .400 effort against Cal State Northridge and a .440 vs. San Jose State. She tallied eight kills against Northridge before notching back-to-back 14-kill outings against San Jose State and Xavier. She also led the team at the net with 10 total blocks. She had five assisted putbacks against San Jose State before tallying three solo and two assisted stuffs vs. Xaiver.
Kelsey Keeler recorded two double-doubles on the weekend with both occurring on Saturday. Keeler had 12 kills and 15 digs against San Jose State prior to a 16-kill, 12-dig performance vs. Xavier. In all, she had 31 kills and 29 digs on the weekend. She added eight assisted blocks and four assists.
Kendra Glendenning split setting duties with Amanda Alles (57 assists) on the weekend and had 51 assists. Glendenning had seven and 15 assists against Cal State Northridge and San Jose State, respectively, before notching a career- and season-high 29 vs. Xavier. She added a career- and season-high 10 digs in the Xavier match to achieve her first double-double as a Rebel.
Kela Lau Hee led the squad with 36 digs with five against Cal State Northridge before amassing 15 and 16 against San Jose State and Xavier, respectively.