The Omaha volleyball team opened up their season at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Invitational. The Mavericks played three games over Friday, Saturday and Sunday against Seton Hall, Las Vegas and Central Arkansas going 1-2 on the weekend.
Game 1 vs. Seton Hall
The Maverick volleyball team had a great start to their season with a sweep over Seton Hall (25-23, 25-22, 25-17). Seton Hall finished second in the Big East last year and made an appearance in the NCAA tournament. Omaha was led by sophomore Sydney O’Shaugh- nessy who registered her 20th dou- ble-double of her career with 30 assists and 10 digs. Senior Kelley Wollak contributed with 10 kills and five digs. Omaha hit .183 over Seton Hall’s .138 and out-blocked the Pirates 10.5 to 5. The Mavericks overcame an 8-1 Seton Hall run in the second set and outlasted the Pirates in the second and third set to start the season off strong with a victory.
Game 2 vs. UNLV
Omaha lost their second game 3-1 (21-25, 21-25, 20-15) against UNLV on Saturday. Kelley Wol- lak again led the Mavericks with 14 kills and nine digs. Sydney O’Shaugnessy also contributed again with 13 assists and eight digs. The Rebels of UNLV outhit Omaha .316 to .224.
Game 3 vs. Central Arkansas
The Mavericks fell in their third and final game of the UNLV Invi- tational against Central Arkansas. Despite out hitting UCA .200 to .194, Omaha was outscored 2-1 in the match.
O’Shaughnessy, Wollak and Hor- key all finished with double-dou- bles. After falling behind in the match 1-0, the Mavericks stole the second set but gave up an 11-2 run in the third set and were never able to recover.
The Mavericks are now 1-2 on the season. They are back in action against North Dakota, Drake and Central Florida at Sapp Fieldhouse on Sept. 4-5.