UNLV Heads North To Face UNR|
Nov. 3, 2009
LAS VEGAS -
First Serve: The UNLV Rebels (6-14 overall) will stay on the road for their third straight contest away from Las Vegas with a test against in-state rival Nevada, Reno (8-16) Thursday night at 7:00 pm. The Rebels sit seventh overall in the MWC with a 4-8 record, while UNR is sixth in the Western Athletic Conference with a 4-7 mark.
On The Sidelines: The Rebels return to Las Vegas for their final two home contests in the Cox Pavilion next week. UNLV will welcome New Mexico to town on Thursday, Nov. 12 (7:00 pm) to begin the festivities. The TCU Horned Frogs will then join UNLV for a tape-delayed televised contest on Saturday, Nov. 14 (1:00 pm), which is also "Senior Day" for four Rebel seniors (Erin Greenwood, Samantha Noland, Samantha Richard and Jessica Walters).
The UNLV-TCU contest will air on CBS College Sports on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 4:00 pm.
Scouting Nevada, Reno: The Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack sit 8-16 on the year. The Wolf Pack split its last two matches in sweeping fashion, as they defeated San Jose State 3-0, but fell to Hawai'i 3-0. The team has lost four of its last five and has owned four different losing streaks of at least three matches.
Historically speaking, UNLV owns a 10-7 edge in the head-to-head series dating back to 1979. The Rebels ride a three-match winning streak into Thursday night's affair. UNR won the initial meeting in 1979, but watched as UNLV rattled off seven wins in the next eight meetings to claim a 7-2 lead in the series. The Wolf Pack countered by winning five straight from 2001-05. UNLV owns a 3-2 advantage in matches played in Reno.
Rebels On The Small Screen: The Rebels have made three appearances on television this year and have one more encounter on the small screen. UNLV's home contest with TCU on Saturday, Nov. 14 will be recorded by CBS College Sports for a tape-delayed showing on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 4:00 pm.
The UNLV-TCU affair will be the second home match broadcast from the Cox Pavilion, as the Rebels' tussle with Utah on Oct. 1 was the first and shown on The Mtn. - The MountainWest Sports Network.
The Rebels had two road matches aired, also on The Mtn. (at TCU and at BYU).