Rebels Drop Conference Opener To CSU


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The UNLV volleyball team (9-3, 0-1) fell to the defending MW Regular-Season Champions Colorado State (9-4, 2-0) in three sets, Thursday night in the Moby Arena.

The Scarlet & Gray came up short in set one, falling to the Rams by a score of 25-15, before taking on an incredible battle through the second and third frames but falling by scores of 25-23 and 25-18, respectively.

REBEL OF THE MATCH: Redshirt-junior Isabel Martin paced the match with a match-high 16 kills, 12 digs and 17 points.

The Rebels were led by Jhenna Gabriel’s match-high 32 assists, five digs and 1.5 points, freshman Maya Sands tacked on a team-high 18 digs and two assists.

The hitting contest went to CSU as it outhit UNLV .255 to .086, although the Rebels tacked on one more team kill to out-kill the Rams 37-36.

UP NEXT: The Rebels will head over to Laramie, Wyoming for a conference matchup against Wyoming Saturday at 12 p.m. (PT).

– Dating back to 2019, UNLV has gone 66-15 in its last 81 matches. The Rebels have won nine of 12 matches this season and 35 of its last 44.
– UNLV returned eight letterwinners this season. Also returning to the squad from last season were Gabrielle Arretche-Ramos, Arien Fafard, Jordyn Freeman, Chloe Thomas, Isha Knight, Keyana Cruse, Dakota Quinlan, Livvy Setla, Isabel Martin and Thea Sweder. There are eight newcomers, which include three freshmen, a trio of transfers and a pair of graduate transfers.
– UNLV is led by fifth-year head coach Dawn Sullivan, who looks to guide her squad to the postseason for the fifth straight season.
– Junior Arien Fafard had her 1,000th career assist during the opening weekend of the Rebels’ 2022 campaign at UNT.
– The Rebels defeated No. 19 Kansas on September 10, 2022, making that the second win over a ranked team since 2016. The first being then No. 25 Washington State during the fall 2021 season at the Rebel Challenge (Sept. 4, 2021).

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Rebels Drop Conference Opener To CSU
Rebels Drop Conference Opener To CSU