Sep 6, 2013
San Jose--Three Spartans recorded double-digit kills including two with no hitting errors as the San Jose State volleyball team swept Sacramento State 3-0 (25-19, 29-27, 25-17) Friday night at the Sacramento State Invitational.
Hanah Blume led the Spartans (1-3) with a season-high 15 kills on 29 attempts and no errors. She hit .517 for the match added six digs and four blocks. Tyanna Roy also had no hitting errors as she hit .588 for the night with 10 kills on 17 attempts. She added three block assists.
Mary Alice O'Reilly had just two attack errors, both in the second set, as she hit .429 with 11 kills on 21 attempts. She led the team with five block assists.
San Jose State hit a season-high .374 in the match with 50 kills on 107 attempts and only 10 errors. The team had nine blocks on the night and recorded five aces including three from Michaela Leonard. She added 42 assists on the night.
"This was a great team win, especially on the road," said Spartan head coach Oscar Crespo. "We got solid efforts from our starters and subs. Everyone knew what they needed to do, and they played as a team.
"Hanah was able to play her game tonight and was very composed on the floor. Our ball handling was very good with all three of our passers and that allowed Hanah to concentrate on her hitting."
The Spartans started the match strong by hitting .457 in the 25-19 win in the first set. The score was tied six times, but San Jose State never gave up the lead.
In the second set, San Jose State jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, but the Hornets responded by tying the set at 6-6 before jumping out to a 13-8 lead. Sacramento State led 16-9 before the Spartans slowly starting chipping away at the deficit and fought off the first set-point at 24-23. The two teams battled back and forth before two consecutive O'Reilly kills gave the Spartans the 29-27 win.
"After last weekend, we worked on making comebacks in practice this week. We were focused on what we needed to do and had a very good mental game," said Crespo.
San Jose State dominated the third set, only allowing the Hornets to tie the score once at 1-1 before making a 6-0 run and taking control of the set to win 25-17.
The Spartans continue play at the Sacramento State Invitational on Saturday with two matches against Cal Poly at 10 a.m. and Central Connecticut at 3 p.m.
Sacramento State Invitational
San Jose State def. Sacramento State - 25-19, 29-27, 25-17.
SAC - Morgan Stanley 9; Sloan Lovett 9; Kayla Beal 9.
Records - San Jose State 1-3; Sacramento State 4-1.
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