Smith, UNLV continue play in NIVC

Thu 12-6-2018

Macy Smith


AMES – Spirit Lake graduate Macy Smith, a 6-foot sophomore middle blocker for the UNLV volleyball team, could get a chance to play against a team from her home state in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship tournament.

The Rebels (21-11) play at Portland (20-12) in a quarterfinal match Thursday night.

The winner of that match will face Iowa State in the semifinals. The Cyclones defeated North Texas 3-1 (22-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-20) in their quarterfinal match Thursday.

Smith had four blocks and one kill for the Rebels in a win over Fresno State in the second round Sunday.

Also in the quarterfinals Thursday, College of Charleston (23-11) plays at Clemson (19-14) and Valparaiso (27-10) is at Tulane (27-8). Dates, sites and times for the semifinal matches will be announced after the quarterfinal round is complete.