WACO, Texas – After winning its season opener against Tulane on Friday, the University of Nevada volleyball team fell 3-1 to Baylor University at the Fairfield Inn North Baylor Classic on Saturday.
The loss dropped the Wolf Pack to 1-1, while Baylor improved to 2-0.
Nevada led early, but was unable to capitalize on a 25-20 first-set victory. Leading 21-16 late in set two, the Pack saw Baylor find its form and win 28-26, before 25-15 and 25-11 victories in sets three and four.
Two players, Tessa Lea’ea and Grace Anxo, led the Pack with 10 kills. Bonnie Paul chipped in with eight kills. Dana Holt continued to direct the Nevada attack, passing the ball well to record 29 of the team’s 34 assists.
Defensively, Nevada was led by Janelle Batista and Kara Kasser. Batista had one solo block and six block assists, while Kasser recorded a team-high 24 digs.
Nevada will take on Texas A&M Corpus Christi at 2:30 p.m. to close out its first weekend of the season. The Islanders are 1-1, defeating Tulane 3-0 and falling 3-0 to Baylor earlier in the tournament. A complete recap of the day’s action will follow.