Rebels Head South Down I-15 To Face San Diego State|
Nov. 8, 2017
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV volleyball team will venture south down the I-15 to San Diego for its only match of the week, a 6:00 pm affair against the San Diego State Aztecs Thursday night. This road affair signals the start of the Rebels playing three of their final four contests away from Las Vegas and the Cox Pavilion. Additionally, two of these four tilts will take place on Monday evenings - at New Mexico on November 13 and at Fresno State on November 20.
The Scarlet & Gray is 8-19 overall and is tied for 10th place alongside Fresno State in the Mountain West standings. Unfortunately, the Rebels are in the midst of a four-match losing streak after they had posted a run of four wins in six outings that spanned October 5 to 21.
SDSU, on the other hand, has worked itself into a tie for fourth place in the MW with San Jose State. Both the Aztecs and Spartans are 8-6 in league play, while the former is 14-13 overall on the year. Since a 3-1 loss to UNLV in mid-October, the Aztecs have gone 5-1 with the defeat occurring in their last bout - a 3-2 loss at Air Force on November 5.
TUNE IN, WATCH & LISTEN: The UNLV volleyball team will have Thursday's match at San Diego State streamed live and free of charge via the Mountain West Network. Links to the UNLV-SDSU video stream as well as live statistics can be found at UNLVRebels.com.
ON THE SIDELINE: After the conclusion of Thursday's match at San Diego State, the UNLV volleyball team will travel to Albuquerque, N.M., to face the New Mexico Lobos Monday night at 6:00 pm PT (7:00 pm MT). The Rebels will have two contests left on the 2017 docket following the trip to the Land of Enchantment, with a home match against Air Force on November 18 followed by a road bout at Fresno State on November 20.
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS: UNLV Volleyball's head-to-head series against the San Diego State Aztecs dates back 32 years, as the Rebels and SDSU first met in 1985.
UNLV and SDSU have played 45 times in all; however, the latter leads the all-time series 26-19. The Rebels have won four of the last six meetings, including their 3-1 triumph on October 14 in Las Vegas. Prior to this year's tilt, the teams were an even 6-6 from matches played between 2011-15.