Mariena Hayden had 11 kills and eight digs to lead UNLV past San Diego State 3-0 in a Mountain West volleyball match Thursday at Cox Pavilion.
San Diego State has played seven one-possession games in a row and won six of them. UNLV visits the Aztecs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Lady Rebels, who begin their season against Wright State at 6 p.m. Friday at Cox Pavilion, return four starters and are confident entering the season.
The UNLV men’s soccer team struck first but saw its season end with a 4-1 loss to No. 2 seed Texas-Rio Grande Valley in the quarterfinals of the WAC tournament.
UNLV running back Charles Williams is coming off his best performance of the season. He rushed for 121 yards on 16 carries against his hometown Fresno State team in Saturday’s 48-3 home loss.
Ed Graney and Mark Anderson discuss UNLV’s crushing defeat to Fresno State, Tony Sanchez’s future, and preview UNLV’s upcoming basketball season.
UNLV has watched UNR use transfers to become a Mountain West power and rise in the national rankings, but Rebels coach Marvin Menzies hasn’t wavered from the plan of building a winner his way.
UNR has its eyes on a run to a national championship, but the Wolf Pack will have to get through the Mountain West first. They will have their share of challengers.