LOGAN, Utah - Utah State women’s volleyball will host Nevada on Thursday, Nov. 16, on Senior Night at 7 p.m., and will honor its four seniors in Lauren Anderson, Kayla DeCoursey, Carly Lenzen and Rachel Gale-Hammond prior to the match.
The quartet has combined for more than 2,600 kills, 1,100 digs and 600 blocks during their careers and have their names peppered among various records in Utah State history. Individually, Gale-Hammond recorded the sixth-most attempts in school history during her sophomore year, and Anderson and DeCoursey could finish among the top-10 in career hitting percentage, currently No. 9 and No. 10 in school history, respectively.
This year alone, Anderson, DeCoursey and Gale-Hammond are first, second and third in total kills, leading the team with 401, 254 and 216, respectively. Anderson is also among the leaders in the Mountain West, ranking second in the league in kills per set (4.01) and points per set (4.55). The trio has appeared in every match for the Aggies this season.
Lenzen’s senior year was cut short, following a knee injury that was suffered during the match against San Diego State on Sept. 21. Lenzen had been leading the team with 51 blocks at the time, averaging a career-best 1.09 blocks per set.
Utah State will be looking for its fourth consecutive victory over Nevada, having also won 11 of the last 12 meetings against the Wolf Pack. Nevada is 9-19 overall on the year, including a 7-9 mark in the Mountain West, tied for sixth with Utah State in the league standings.
The Wolf Pack have been hitting .168 (1,286-658-3,748) this season and led offensively by sophomore middle Shayla Hoeft with 244 kills, averaging 3.17 per set. Sophomore setter Dalyn Burns has directed the attack, totaling 925 assists on the year and averaging 9.07 assists per set.
Defensively, sophomore libero Camille Davey has led the back row with 312 digs, averaging 3.59 per set, and junior middle Peighton De Von leads Nevada with 93.0 blocks, averaging 0.91 per set.
Following the match with Nevada, Utah State will close its regular season on Saturday at San José State at 3 p.m. (MT).
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