Baldwin, Harrington Lead Pack To Victory On Senior Night

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RENO, Nev. - Juniors Kylie Harrington and Lindsay Baldwin led the University of Nevada (11-18, 7-8 WAC) volleyball team to a 3-0 Western Athletic Conference sweep of Louisiana Tech (15-18, 4-12 WAC) at the Virginia Street Gym by scores of 25-12, 25-14 and 25-16 on Senior Night. Harrington finished with a match-high 18 kills while Baldwin totaled 14 as the Wolf Pack improved to 11-18 on the season and 7-8 in WAC play. The Lady Techsters fell to 15-18 overall and 4-12 in conference action.

Prior to the start of the match seniors Lauren Kelly, Sonnie Sei and Jorgan Staker were honored for their contributions to Wolf Pack volleyball. All three are four-year letter winners and will graduate within the next academic year.

Nevada scored the first five points of the match and went on to win set one easily 25-12. Harrington ended the first set with a kill off an assist from Sei. The Pack hit an incredible .625 in set one while LA Tech hit .208.

Set two was tied for the fourth time at 7-7 but a 10-3 run by Nevada put them on top 17-10 as they went on to win 25-14 to take a 2-0 advantage into the break. The Pack cooled down offensively but still hit an impressive .393 and held LA Tech to a .032 attack percentage.

The Pack scored three unanswered points in set three to break a 6-6 tie and never trailed the rest of the way to win set three 25-16 to take the match 3-0. The Pack continued its hot hitting posting a .621 attack percentage and the Lady Techsters produced their top hitting set of the match at .310.

Harrington and Baldwin topped the Pack with 18 and 14 kills respectively. Sei dished out a season and match-high 43 assists on the night. Freshman Kelly Chang topped the Pack with eight digs in the match.

Jennifer Goodwin led LA Tech with 10 kills and Nataliya Panova topped the team with five digs. Setters Bianca Bin and Mallory Stanley had 15 and 10 assists respectively.

Nevada hit a season high .543 in the match and held LA Tech to a .179 attack percentage. The Pack totaled 6.5 blocks on the night and the Lady Techsters four. Sophomore Brittni Yates had four blocks to lead Nevada while Samantha Crowder totaled two for LTU.

The Pack will close out regular season play on Thursday night at Utah State at 7:00 p.m. MST in Logan, Utah.