Final Home Matches Served Up
Nov. 1, 2011
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -
FIRST SERVE: After two weeks of playing on the road, the UNLV Rebels return home to the friendly confines of the Cox Pavilion for two Mountain West matches. Coincidentally, the contests will be the final home events for UNLV this season. The Rebels will welcome the TCU Horned Frogs to town on Nov. 3 (7:00 pm) prior to a visit from the New Mexico Lobos on Nov. 5 (1:00 pm).
ON THE SIDELINES: The UNLV Rebels hit the road for their final two regular-season matches of the season with trips to the USAF Academy, Colo., and Boise, Idaho. UNLV will face the Air Force Falcons first on Thursday, Oct. 10 (7:00 pm MT/6:00 pm PT) before squaring off against the Boise State Broncos (7:00 pm MT/6:00 pm PT).
CANNED FOOD DRIVE: The UNLV Rebels will hold a canned food drive at Thursday night's match vs. TCU. All fans bringing a canned food item will receive a voucher for two (2) $1 tickets to that night's contest.
SENIOR DAY: The UNLV Rebels will recognize their only senior on the 2011 roster prior to Saturday's match vs. New Mexico. Amanda Alles, who came to UNLV in the fall of 2008 from New Jersey, will be suiting up in her final home contest. Alles ranks sixth overall in the career record book with 1,029 assists.
REBEL REWIND: The UNLV Rebels lost both matches last week with its road trip through the Rocky Mountains. UNLV suffered a 3-1 defeat to the Wyoming Cowgirls before a sweep to the then-#25 Colorado State Rams.
Stephanie Thelen led the team in assists with 53 and also added 12 digs, four kills and one assisted block.
FREDRICK COACHED HER 800TH: UNLV head coach Cindy Fredrick, who is 11-13 on the year, coached her 800th-career match on Oct. 22 against CSU Bakersfield. Fredrick, who is in her 25th season as a head coach, has led five programs at either the NCAA Division I or II level and has been named a conference coach of the year twice and a region coach of the year once.
Fredrick spent the majority of her time at Washington State University (1989-2003) where she coached 470 matches in 15 years. She began her head coaching career at Weber State University (1985-88) before moving on to coach Washington State. She then had two stops in the Hawkeye State with four years (2004-07) at the University of Iowa and one (2010) at Luther College. She has coached a total of 308 matches at Weber State, Iowa and Luther.
THEY'RE GOING THE DISTANCE: The UNLV Rebels have played 24 matches, thus far this season with 10 going to five sets. The 10 five-setters are a program high and surpassed the previous mark set three times (2003, '05 and '10).
UNLV owns a 5-5 mark in marathon matches and started the year off 3-0 before dropping five of its last seven. The Rebels reeled off wins against Morehead State (Sept. 2), Northwestern State (Sept. 3) and Southern Utah (Sept. 9) early in the season. They lost their first five-setter to Cal State Northridge (Sept. 10) before they regrouped with a win over Fresno State (Sept. 16). Following that match, the squad lost four straight before rebounding with a thrilling, come-from-behind win over CSU Bakersfield (Oct. 23) to even its record at 5-5 on the year.