Rebels Wrap Up Home Slate
Samantha Richard (8) and Erin Greenwood (18) will be playing their final home matches for UNLV this weekend.
Samantha Richard (8) and Erin Greenwood (18) will be playing their final home matches for UNLV this weekend.

Nov. 10, 2009


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First Serve: The UNLV Rebels (7-14 overall, 4-8 Mountain West) return to Las Vegas for their final two home contests of 2009. The Rebels welcome the New Mexico Lobos (18-8, 9-5) and TCU Horned Frogs (23-5, 12-2) to town for matches on Thursday, Nov. 12 (7:00 pm) and Saturday, Nov. 14 (1:00 pm), respectively.

The UNLV-TCU will be tape-delayed by CBS College Sports and aired on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 4:00 pm. Saturday's contest is also billed as "Senior Day", as UNLV's four seniors (Erin Greenwood, Samantha Noland, Samantha Richard and Jessica Walters) play their final home match as Rebels.

On The Sidelines: The Rebels hit the road to close out conference action next week with their annual "Rocky Mountain Excursion". UNLV will play at Wyoming on Thursday, Nov. 19 (7:00 pm MT/6:00 pm PT) before closing out MWC action at Colorado State on Saturday, Nov. 21 (1:00 pm MT/12:00 pm PT).

Scouting New Mexico: The New Mexico Lobos come to Las Vegas on a four-match winning streak and owners of an 18-8 overall record, while sitting in fourth place in MWC standings with a 9-5 mark. The Lobos have won 10 of their last 13. Coincidentally, one of UNM's three losses during its current run came at home to UNLV, on Oct. 17, in a 3-0 defeat.

Historically speaking, UNLV owns a 16-8 edge in the head-to-head series with UNM. The Rebels won the most recent meeting on Oct. 17, in Albuquerque, in 3-0 sweeping fashion. Since the 2003 season, UNLV has won nine of 11. UNM snapped an 8-0 run in the series by UNLV with a sweep of the season-series in 2008. The Lobos began the series with a 4-2 advantage before watching the Rebels rattle off 14 wins in 18 tries.

Scouting TCU: The TCU Horned Frogs come to Las Vegas riding an eight-match winning streak and an overall record of 23-5. The Horned Frogs sit second in the MWC with a 12-2 mark and trail Colorado State by one-half of a match. TCU began the season 2-2, but have since rattled off 21 wins in 24 tries dating back to Sept. 4. The eight-match winning streak matches one of equal length that occurred earlier in the season.

Historically speaking, UNLV owns an 8-3 edge in the head-to-head series with TCU dating back to 1998. The Horned Frogs have won the last two meetings, which includes a 3-0 victory, in Fort Worth, on Oct. 15. Prior to the two losses, UNLV had won seven in-a-row dating back to 2005. The teams initially split a two-game series in 1998 when both were members of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).

This Week's Promotions:

Thursday, Nov. 12: "Greek Night" vs. New Mexico, 7:00 pm

~All UNLV Greek organizations are invited to come out and cheer on the Rebels as they take on the Lobos of New Mexico.

~Special intermission introductions of all Greek presidents.

Saturday, Nov. 14: "Senior Day" and "Fan Appreciation Day" vs. TCU, 1:00 pm

~Come out and cheer on the four seniors in their final match as Rebels.

~FREE Senior Poster for the first 300 fans in attendance.

~All fans in attendance can redeem their volleyball ticket for a half-priced ticket to the Runnin' Rebels game later that day.

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 or Be sure to bring valid ID!



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