Home Sweet Home
Oct. 20, 2009
LAS VEGAS -
First Serve: The UNLV Rebels (5-11 overall, 3-5 Mountain West) return home to the friendly confines of the Cox Pavilion for two matches this week. The Rebels will open up the second half of Mountain West Conference play with a visit by the San Diego State Aztecs (8-10, 3-5) on Thursday night (Oct. 22, 7:00 pm) before hosting the Air Force Falcons (8-12, 0-8: prior to a Wednesday night match with Northern Colorado) on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 24, 1:00 pm).
On The Sidelines: Following their two home matches, the Rebels will hit the road for three straight road affairs. UNLV will travel to the Beehive State to face the BYU Cougars and Utah Utes. The UNLV-BYU match on the 29th will be served up at 7:00 pm MT/6:00 pm PT and aired live on The Mtn. - The MountainWest Sports Network. The Rebels will then travel up I-15 to Salt Lake City to face the Utes on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 1:00 pm MT/12:00 pm PT.
Scouting San Diego State: The Aztecs enter the week with an 8-12 overall record and sit tied for sixth place in the conference with UNLV, as both own identical 3-5 marks. SDSU, who is coached by former UNLV skipper Deitre Collins-Parker, began the year 4-2, but have since needed 12 games to amass four more wins. The Aztecs have suffered a four-match and three-match losing streak in their last dozen contests. The team is riding a two-match winning run after defeating Wyoming (3-2) and Air Force (3-0) the last two times out.
Historically speaking, San Diego State owns a 17-12 lead in the head-to-head series dating back to 1985. UNLV has won nine of the last 12 meetings with six of those victories taking place in Las Vegas. The Aztecs won the first meeting this season, which took place in San Diego, by a 3-2 margin on Sept. 26. Prior to the SDSU victory the squads had split the last four contests with each winning at its respective arenas.
Scouting Air Force: The Falcons enter the week with an 8-12 overall record and sit in ninth place in the conference with an 0-8 mark. Air Force began the year 4-1 and improved to 8-4 through 12 non-conference matches, but have since lost seven straight to MWC foes. The Falcons have lost seven in-a-row by 3-0 margins.
Historically speaking, UNLV owns a 25-2 advantage in the head-to-head series dating back to 1996. The Rebels have won 20 consecutive over Air Force and all 13 meetings played in Las Vegas. Earlier this seson UNLV defeated Air Force by a 3-0 margin at the USAF Academy.
Rebels On The Small Screen: UNLV will make two more appearances on television this year after having its Oct. 1 match vs. Utah and Oct. 15 affair at TCU air on The Mtn. - The MountainWest Sports Network.
The Rebels' contest at BYU on Oct. 29 (7:00 pm MT/6:00 pm MT) will air on The Mtn., as well..
UNLV's fourth and final televised match will be shown via tape delay. The home affair with TCU on Saturday, Nov. 14 (1:00 pm) will be aired on Tuesday, Nov. 17 (4:00 pm) on CBS College Sports.
This Week's Promotions:
Saturday, October 24th: "Fly Past The Falcons" and "Rebel Nation" Day (1:00 pm) -UNLV volleyball is offering 2-for-1 tickets to cheer on the Rebels as they host Air Force!
-Students get in for FREE with their Rebel ID card!
-Alumni volleyball game from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Season Long Promotions:
-Season Tickets are only $40.
-Regular adult tickets per game are $7.00 for adults.
-Kids 12 and under are FREE all season long.
-Students are FREE with Rebel Card!
-Get your high school volleyball team in for FREE! Just have your coach email the team roster to Rebecca.McDonald@unlv.edu or Elaini.Kollias@unlv.edu. Be sure to bring valid ID!