Rebels Head Deep In The Heart Of Texas
Nov. 11, 2005
LAS VEGAS -
Rebels Saddle Up For Trip To Texas
The Rebels take their 9-4 Mountain West Conference record into Texas for their first tussle at TCU since the two were members of the Western Athletic Conference in 1998. Back in `98, the teams played two matches with each squad winning at their respective home sites. UNLV looks to improve upon its conference mark and stay near the top of the MWC.
There are three regular season matches left on the Rebels' schedule. Following their match in Fort Worth, the Rebels will close out their MWC schedule with home matches with Utah and BYU. The Rebels hold a 1-2 first half record against the three teams remaining on its schedule.
Mid-Week Match In Review
The Rebels out hit the Aztecs 68-to-57 in the kill department and .288-to-.188 in hitting. In games one (.410) and four (400), UNLV hit above the .400 mark, while SDSU hit no higher than .289 (game one) and was at or below .152 in its final three games. UNLV had four of its attackers record six or more kills and hit above the .348 line.
Michelle Banks and Melody Nua registered double-doubles in the match. Banks threw down 10 kills and dug out 10 Aztec attacks for her seventh double-double on the year. Nua notched her fifth double-double with 10 digs and assisting the Rebel attackers with 56 of their kills.
Maria Aladjova and Lauren Miramontes tallied 19 kills apiece. Miramontes hit for a .417 clip and held the highest hitting percentage of the three Rebels with 10+ kills. Nua dropped in six kills of her own and was tops on the team with a .455 hitting percentage.
Walking Into The Record Books
Jada Walker made Rebel history with her 16 digs against SDSU on Wednesday night. The 16 digs were not noteworthy in their quantity, but in what they combined with to create. Coming into the match against the Aztecs, Walker sat in third-place with 798 career digs. At the completion of the match, she sat alone atop the career digs category in UNLV's record book with 814. She surpassed Leiana Oswald's 812 that were collected from 2000-03.
Walker already owns the UNLV single-season record for digs with 418 in 2004. Currently, she has 396 in 2005 with at least four matches left to play.