Rebels To Host Air Force In Home Finale|
Nov. 17, 2017
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV volleyball team returns to Las Vegas and the Cox Pavilion Saturday for its regular-season home finale. The Rebels will host the Air Force Falcons in a tilt that will now start at 1:00 pm. Additionally, the Scarlet & Gray will recognize its two outgoing seniors, Ashley Owens and Lia Herlosky, prior to the match.
Following the conclusion of Saturday's contest, UNLV will travel, once more, for its final bout of the 2017 campaign, a Monday night affair (6:00 pm) at Fresno State.
The Scarlet & Gray is 8-21 overall and 4-12 in Mountain West play. Unfortunately, the Rebels are in the midst of a six-match losing streak after they had posted a run of four wins in six outings that spanned October 5 to 21.
Air Force, on the other hand, is 13-18 on the year and sits ninth in the MW with a 6-11 mark. The Falcons won its most recent match, a five-setter at home Wednesday against New Mexico. That victory snapped a two-match skid; however, the team has won three of its last five outings.
Fresno State carries a 10-18 overall record into this weekend's action. The Bulldogs, who are 5-11 in the MW and in 10th place, will play host to the Wyoming Cowgirls Saturday. The 'Dogs suffered a 3-0 loss Wednesday to No. 24 Colorado State, which was their sixth loss in their last seven matches.
TUNE IN, WATCH & LISTEN: The UNLV volleyball team will have both of its upcoming matches - vs. Air Force and at Fresno State - streamed live and free of charge via the Mountain West Network. Links to the video streams as well as live statistics can be found at UNLVRebels.com.
HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS: UNLV Volleyball's head-to-head series against Air Force and Fresno State dates back 31 years, as the Rebels first met both in 1986.
UNLV has a commanding 36-match lead (39-3) over Air Force, and that includes three straight wins dating back to Nov. 14, 2015. Additionally, the Rebels have won 34 of the past 35 in the series.
UNLV and FS have played 17 times with the former winning 10 of those meetings; however, the Bulldogs won the previous encounter this season in five set. Prior to that match, the Rebels had won three straight and six of the past seven.