Berkeley, Calif.— The San José State beach volleyball team went into Berkeley and upset #18 California, 3-2, Saturday afternoon.
Allison Meehan and Lyndi Scholl needed three sets in their win, taking the first set 21-19, before falling 23-21, and rallied to win 15-10. Julie Sam and Nandyala Gama won in straight sets 21-18, 21-18. Summer Avery and Jamie Hirai needed three sets to win - 18-21, 21-17, 15-11.
“We’ve been battling hard and playing good volleyball for a couple weeks now without a solid team victory,” said Spartan head coach Aaron Shepardson. “We’ve been very close but coming up short, and I’ve been telling our players that we can feel like we’ve given all we’ve got, or we can ask ourselves to play just a little bit better.
“We had a big breakthrough with Allison and Lyndi yesterday against Stanford, and again with Nandyala and Julie today against Cal to make the critical plays to finish off their sets.”
The Spartans face Santa Clara Thursday afternoon at Los Gatos High School beginning at 3 p.m.
Beach Volleyball Match Results
Apr 08, 2017 at Berkeley, Calif.
San Jose State 3, #18 California 2
Records: San Jose State 6-8; California 10-6; National ranking #18
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