Rebels, Redhawks Rumble Saturday
Oct. 6, 2009
LAS VEGAS -
First Serve: The UNLV Rebels (3-10 overall, 2-4 Mountain West) will play only one match this week and will step out of conference for a Saturday, Oct. 10 (1:00 pm) home affair with the Seattle Redhawks (5-14, prior to their Wednesday match against Portland State).
On The Sidelines: After playing Seattle and closing down their three-match home stand, the Rebels will head to Fort Worth, Texas, and Albuquerque, N.M., for Mountain West Conference contests on Oct. 15 (7:00 pm MT/6:00 pm PT) and Oct. 17 (1:00 pm MT/12:00 pm PT), respectively. The Rebels will play TCU in the "Lone State State" before heading west to the "Land of Enchantment" for a tilt with New Mexico.
Scouting Seattle: The Seattle Redhawks enter the week with a 5-14 overall record. The Redhawks, who are reclassifying to NCAA Division I status, have struggled with two different five-match losing streaks this year. They own victories over San Jose State, UC Riverside, Army, South Dakota and Trinity Western, while playing top-level competition, such as: Washington, Oregon, Wisconsin and Oregon State. Seattle and UNLV
The Redhawks are led offensively by Cristin Richards and her 225 kills and her 3.36 kills per-set average. Kaytlyn Dill, who owns 156 kills, follows closely behind Richard's per-set tally with a 3.18 average of her own.
Jamie Mellies has registered nearly 90% of her team's assists, as she has dished out 558 of 621 total.
Defensively, the Redhawks have five players with over 100 digs on the year. Emily Deleissegues leads the team with her 259 tallies and 3.85 per-set average.
At the net, Jordan Keller tops the team in blocks with her 1.23 average. Keller has 37 putbacks on the year with four going down in the solo category.
Historically speaking, this will be the first meeting between UNLV and Seattle.
Rebels On The Small Screen: UNLV will make two more appearances on television this year after having last week's Utah match air on The Mtn. - The MountainWest Sports Network.
The Rebels' next appearance will come on Oct. 29 (7:00 pm MT/6:00 pm MT) when The Mtn. airs a road match at BYU.
UNLV's third and final televised contest will be shown via tape delay. The home affair with TCU on Saturday, Nov. 14 (1:00 pm) will be re-aired on Tuesday, Nov. 17 (4:00 pm) on CBS C.
Rare Roofing Materials: In the history of the UNLV volleyball program only two players have etched their names in the top five of all three career blocking categories, Lauren Miramontes (2003-07) and Erin Greenwood (2006-Pres.).
Miramontes, a 2007 AVCA Honorable Mention All-America and three-time All-MWC performer, ranks first in all three categories with 426 total, 80 solos and 344 assisted blocks.
Greenwood keeps climbing the charts with each block she amasses this season and currently sits fourth in total blocks (307) and assisted blocks (254), while ranking fifth in solo (53).