Utah State Volleyball Sweeps Nevada In Home Finale

LOGAN, Utah – Outside hitters Liz McArthur and Josselyn White each posted 10 kills to lead Utah State to a three-sets win (25-23, 25-21, 25-16) against Nevada here Friday night in its home finale. Utah State, who has won four of its last five matches, improves to 19-8 on the season and 7-7 in the Western Athletic Conference with the win and moves into a tie for fourth-place in the league standings with Nevada. The Wolf Pack, who has lost three in a row, fall to 13-14 on the season and 7-7 in conference play. McArthur, a junior from St. George, Utah had 10 kills and six digs for Utah State, while White, a sophomore from Smithfield, Utah had 10 kills and five digs, and hit .360 (10-1-25). Sophomore libero Laurel Bodily (Idaho Falls, Idaho) finished with a team-high 15 digs. Kylie Harrington had 13 kills and Lindsay Baldwin had 10 to lead Nevada. Utah State began the match by scoring four of the first five points and used a pair of 4-1 runs to post the two-point win. White led USU in the opening set with four kills as the Aggies hit .159 (12-5-44) and the Wolf Pack hit .096 (15-10-52). Nevada scored the first two points of the second set before Utah State rattled off five straight en route to its 25-21 win. Sophomore opposite side hitter Shay Sorensen (North Ogden, Utah) led USU with five kills in the set. Overall, USU hit .235 (14-6-34) here and UN hit .226 (13-6-31). In the third and final set, Utah State used a 7-1 run to take control and coast to the nine-point win. McArthur led USU in the third set with six kills and no errors on 12 attacks. The Aggies hit .438 (16-2-32) in the third set and the Wolf Pack hit .241 (12-5-29). Utah State finished the match with a .264 (42-13-110) hitting percentage and Nevada hit .170 (40-21-112). USU also had two more service aces (6-4) and three fewer service errors (5-2) in the match, while UN had 1.5 more team blocks (7.0-5.5) and one more dig (48-47). Utah State will conclude its regular season with a pair of road matches at Louisiana Tech on Monday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. (MT), and at New Mexico State on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. -USU-

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