Ericson receives WAC honor |

Ericson receives WAC honor

Teal Ericson

Teal Ericson of Tahoe City and the University of Nevada was named Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for her performance during the week of Sept. 4. The 6-foot-1 outside hitter was named Most Valuable Player for Nevadas AT&T Invitational after leading the Wolf Pack to two straight victories and the tournament title. She opened with 22 kills against Montana and followed with 21 against Pacific. She averaged 6.14 kills and 6.43 points per game and her attack percentage for the weekend was .432.Ericson continued her strong play last weekend at Loyola Marymounts Four Points Sheraton LAX Classic in Los Angeles, where she had a team-high nine kills in a 3-0 loss against Loyola Marymount (30-25, 30-18, 30-16).On the first day of the tournament, the Wolf Pack dropped a tough 3-2 decision against SMU (30-26, 23-30, 30-19, 15-30, 16-14).Carly Sorensen, a senior from Fallon, led Nevada with 17 kills while Ericson and Karly Sipherd finished with 16 kills each. It was the first match this season in which Ericson failed to lead the Pack in kills. Sorensen added a match high 20 digs to post her fourth double-double of the season.Nevada, now 4-5 on the season, returns to action this weekend along with Texas Pan American and Portland in the Molten Invitational in Reno. The Wolf Pack take on UTPA on Friday at 7 p.m. and Portland on Sunday at noon. UTPA and Portland face each other at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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