UNLV 3, KANSAS CITY 1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-13)
VERMILLION, SD – UNLV dropped the first set against Kansas City but took control afterward, hitting .237 overall in advancing to Round 2 of the 2019 NIVC.
UNLV will face either South Dakota or Central Michigan in Round 2. Alison French had 14 kills for the Rebels (20-10), and Mariena Hayden added 12 kills to go with her 14 digs.
Playing their first-ever postseason match, the Roos (17-12) were paced by Melanie Brecka with 12 kills, and Alicia Harrington added 11. Alli Schomers had 33 assists.