Rebels Back Home After Two Weeks On The Road
Nov. 15, 2005
LAS VEGAS -
Rebels Return Home For Final Two
After playing four matches on the road in a span of two weeks, the Rebels come home to close out their regular season. UNLV sits in a tie for second-place with Utah heading into the final weekend of conference play. The Rebels own a 14-12 overall mark and have a 10-4 Mountain West Conference record. The 10 wins are significant in that they are the most registered in by any Rebel team since the MWC was was formed in 1999.
Coming down to the final weekend many conference squads are jockeying for the highest seeding they can register. Currently, BYU sits in first-place with a 12-2 league mark. Utah and UNLV sit in second at 10-4 apiece. Colorado State is in fourth, but only half a game behind the Utes and Rebels.
Last Match In Review
In the the program's first visit to Fort Worth since the 1998 season when UNLV and TCU were members of the Western Athletic Conference, the Rebels came out of Texas setting some records with the win. The 10th win in MWC play is the most by any Rebel squad since the league formed in 1999. The win on the road was the fifth in conference play and the sixth overall this season. Previously, the most conference road wins was four set in 1998.
In the match, UNLV hit at a .166 clip with a game two high of .238. TCU hit for an average of .010, which is the lowest hitting percentage registered against the Rebels this season. The Horned Frogs' low attacking figure can be attributed to the Rebel defense and 38 errors accumulated by the home squad's attackers. UNLV threw down 55 kills to 40 by TCU. The Rebels had 27 errors in all with game three's nine being the most in any one game. TCU only had one game with its errors in single-digits and that was the first game with seven.
Melody Nua picked up her sixth double-double of the season with help from her 60 assists and career-high 19 digs. Lauren Miramontes led the Rebels in kills for the 13th time this season as she threw down 16, while hitting .268. Mariana Pencheva and Maria Aladjova hit double-figures in kills as they hit 12 and 11 winners, respectively.