|O'Reilly Hits .400 In Loss To Anteaters|
Boise, Idaho-Mary Alice O'Reilly hit .400 and led the Spartans with 12 kills, but the San Jose State volleyball team fell to UC Irvine, 25-16, 25-22, 23-25, 27-25, in the first match at the Boise State Invitational.
Hanah Blume tied her career-high with a team-best 20 digs. Michaela Leonard had her third double-double of the season with 42 assists and 15 digs. Two other had double-digit kills - Katie Turner at 13 and Kiely Pieper with 11.
The Spartans won the third set 25-23 on a kill by Miller. The team then battled with the Anteaters in the fourth set and tied the set at 22-22 on a Blume. A kill by Miller tied the match at 23-23. The two teams then traded the serve, and San Jose State took a 25-24 lead on an O'Reilly kill. UC Irvine then scored the final three points to win 27-25.
San Jose State plays host Boise State later Friday at 7:30 p.m. MDT/6:30 p.m. PDT. The team then faces Southern Utah Saturday at 11 a.m. MDT/10 a.m. PDT.
Boise State Invitational
UC Irvine def. San Jose State - 25-16, 25-22, 23-25, 27-25.
UC Irvine - Aly Squires 21; Marisa Bubic 13; Arielle Manz 12.
Records - San Jose State 3-4; UC Irvine 3-5.
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