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Photo courtesy of New Mexico Athletic Department Nevada’s Erika Root (168) runs during the NCAA Mountain Regional Championship on Friday, Nov. 14. Root placed 67th with a time of 22:45.

NEVADA HISTORIC IN WIN OVER UC SANTA BARBARA

The Wolf Pack began its season with a convincing 71-58 win over UC Santa Barbara. The victory was keyed by a historic effort from Nevada point guard Terilyn Moe, who recorded the first-ever triple-double in Wolf Pack women’s basketball history. Moe chipped in 19 points and netted career-highs in rebounds (12) and assists (11).  The performance earned Moe Mountain West Conference Player of the Week honors.

Senior Mimi Mungedi had a career day, too. The reigning Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year did most of her damage on the offensive end. Mungedi tallied 18 first-half points, before matching her career-high with 24 total points on 11-of-13 shooting from the field. She racked up four blocks and nine rebounds as well.

The Wolf Pack led wire-to-wire and dominated the paint, scoring 46 of its 71 points down low. The game was the 900th of Wolf Pack head coach Jane Albright’s career. With the victory, Albright is now 12 wins shy of 500.

FREMONT CANNON KICK-OFF TIME

In what’s become the norm this year, Nevada will face-off against UNLV at 7:30 p.m. Ten of the Wolf Pack’s 12 games this season will be played under the lights. Nevada is 5-3 in night games as it attempts to reclaim the Fremont Cannon from UNLV in Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 29. The Wolf Pack is 9-9 all-time in rivalry games in Las Vegas.

GOVERNOR SERIES TIED AT 4.5 POINTS APIECE

The Rebels’ volleyball team swept the Wolf Pack 3-0 on Thursday, Nov. 13 to earn three points in the Governor’s Series. UNLV also won the earlier volleyball matchup in Virginia Street Gym 3-0 back on Oct. 18. Both schools are now tied at 4.5 points apiece. The Nevada cross country team notched three points by topping UNLV in the MWC Championship on Oct. 31. The schools split the three points in soccer after both teams tied 1-1 on Oct. 31. Three more points will be on the line when the football squads face off on Nov. 29.

WOLF PACK CROSS COUNTRY FINISHES 11th

Nevada cross country placed 11th at the National College Athletic Association’s Mountain Region Championship in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Wolf Pack scored 270 points — 11 points behind 10th-place Montana State.

Demerey Kirsch and Emily Myers led the Wolf Pack, finishing 22nd and 23rd, respectively. Kirsch crossed the finish line at the 21:48 mark, with Myers one second behind.

The MWC sent six teams to the competition, with New Mexico finishing second and earning an automatic bid to the NCAA National Championship.

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