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Volleyball Suffers 3-1 Loss to Nevada at the Wolfpack Invitational

RENO, Nev. - Anna Gott posted 26 digs for Northern Arizona volleyball in a 3-1 loss to Nevada at Virginia Street Gym on Friday in the Lumberjacks first match at the Wolfpack Invitational. NAU (4-4) lost by sets of 22-25, 25-14, 25-22, and 25-13.

The Lumberjacks played their best in the opening set taking an early lead over host Nevada, 25-22. NAU hit .163 in the first set limiting the Wolfpack to a .096 hitting percentage while forcing eight errors.

Nevada (5-2) evened the score at 1-1 hitting a match-high .385 in the second set and used that momentum in the third and fourth sets preventing NAU from pushing the match to a fifth set.

Gott turned in her second highest dig total of the season after posting 28 digs in a five-sets defeat at the UniWyo Wyoming Invite two weeks ago. She averaged 6.5 digs per set in the match, the highest dig per set total of the season for the sophomore libero.

Freshman Niki Small led the Lumberjacks with a .417 hitting percentage and a team-high eight kills. Small continued to play well on the road after claiming all-tournament honors in Wyoming.

The Lumberjacks play Pacific at 5 p.m. at Virginia Street Gym in their second of three matches at the Wolfpack Invitational. NAU plays No. 24 Arizona on Saturday, September 11 at noon to close out the tournament. Pacific defeated No. 24 Arizona, 3-2, in Friday's early match.

DID YOU KNOW… The Northern Arizona University athletics department recorded a cumulative grade point average of 3.07 GPA among its more than 300 student-athletes at the completion of the spring semester. It marked the 12th semester out of the last 13 overall that the Lumberjack student-athletes have recorded a 3.00 cumulative GPA or higher. Since 1998, NAU student athletes have earned a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher in 22 out of 24 semesters.

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