Rebels Down Titans in 4 Sets
Sept. 6, 2008
Las Vegas - Despite Brittany Moore's fourth double-double in five matches, Cal State Fullerton volleyball fell in four sets to UNLV, 3-1, in its second match of the UNLV Invitational Saturday afternoon at the Cox Pavillion.
UNLV dropped the first set 23-25, but rebounded with three straight winning sets by scores of 25-17, 25-16, 25-23 and improve to 2-3. Fullerton, with its third consecutive loss, falls to 2-3.
The Rebels finished with three players with 10-or-more kills, led by Jessica Walters who tallied 13 on the afternoon. Walters also picked up four block assists, finishing behind teammate Samantha Noland who had six blocks of her own (five block assists, one solo).
Moore blasted a season high 18 kills in the loss, eight of which came in the Titans set one victory. Moore added 16 digs and a pair of block assists in an effort to help the skidding Titans.
Alex Wolnisty posted a season high and match high seven block assists as the Titans out-blocked the Rebels 13.0 to 9.0.
Fullerton's setter Genie Francisco led all players with 20 digs, also leading with 41 assists. UNLV's setter Melody Nua had 34 assists and 10 digs in the win.
Fullerotn had 18-kills in the first set hitting a match high .429, but never hit better than .130 in any of the last three sets. UNLV posted a .224 attack percentage for the match, out-hitting the Titans who finished at .158 overall.
The Titans will try to salvage a victory in the tournament at 4:30 p.m., but standing in their way is the undefeated No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers.