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Matadors Mauled by Wolf Pack
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Reno, Nev. -- The Cal State Northridge Matadors were apparently tired after their come-from-behind five-set victory over Sacramento State earlier in the day as they dropped the nightcap in straight sets to host Nevada (30-17, 30-25, 30-15).

Northridge (5-3) was outplayed in nearly every facet of the game by the Wolf Pack (7-1), losing in the finals of a tournament for the third-consecutive weekend. Nevada, winners of seven straight matches, took only one hour and 18 minutes to dispose of Northridge. The Wolf Pack had 45 kills and 45 digs compared to just 26 kills and 30 digs for the Matadors. Nevada also tallied 11.0 total blocks while Northridge managed only 5.5 blocks.

The problem for Northridge was offense, as the Matadors made 30 unforced errors and hit negative for the second time this season (-.037; 26K, 30E, 107TA).

The only Matador that even registered on the positive side of hitting efficiency was senior outside hitter Erica Aere, who led Northridge with eight kills. All 10 other Matadors hit .000 or negative for the match.

Sophomore setter Nadine Nickel nearly completed a double-double with 24 assists and a team-high nine digs.

Laura Wooley led Nevada with 13 kills while teammate Michelle More added 12 kills and a match-high seven total blocks, which was more total blocks than the entire Northridge roster.

Nickel, for the second-consecutive tournament, was named to the All-Tournament Team and was joined by fellow Matador sophomore Heather Kirby.

It doesn't get any easier for Northridge, which opens Big West play next Friday at #18 UC Santa Barbara, which is undefeated at 9-0 on the year.