Volleyball Extends Winning Streak To Four Matches

Sept. 8, 2017

Final Stats - Omaha Match
Final Stats - Drake Match

Des Moines, Iowa-- The San José State volleyball team recorded two wins on Friday and extended its winning streak to four matches with wins over Omaha (3-1) and host Drake (3-2) at the Drake Invitational. The Spartans are now 6-1 on the season.

The team started Friday with a 3-1 win over Omaha. Giulia Gávio led all hitters with 17 kills. Fernanda Vido added 16 kills, while Nandyala Gama recorded 15 kills. She hit a team-best .650 with 20 attempts and only two hitting errors.

On defense, Luiza Andrade led the team with 13 digs, while Jamie Hirai added 12. Thaliana Grajeda led the team with four block assists, while Breann Robinson added three blocks.

For the match, the Spartans hit .375, recorded eight service aces (three by Andrade), outblocked Omaha, 7-5, and

The Spartans and Bulldogs finished off a long day of matches, and it took five sets and almost three hours before San José State 3-2 in a school-record-breaking two hours and 58 minutes, breaking the record of 2:50.



Match Notes

Gama led all hitters with a career-best 20 kills.
Four Spartans in double-digit kills - Gama at 20, Gávio at 18, Vido at 18, and Grajeda with a career-best 16.
Three double-doubles - Robinson 58 assists, 18 digs; Gávio 18 kills, career-best 21 digs, Vido 18 kills, 13 digs.
Andrade with season-best 25 digs.
Grajeda led team with six blocks.
Match featured 60 tied scores, including 22 in the third set, and 22 lead changes in the five sets.
Spartans took final lead of match at 10-9 on a Grajeda kill and won on Vido's 18th kill of the match.

The Spartans look to extend the winning streak on Saturday with a match against Montana beginning at 11:3 0 a.m. CT/9:30 a.m. PT.

Drake Invitational

San José State def. Omaha - 3-1 (25-16, 26-28, 25-16, 25-15).

Kills - OM - Anna Blaschko 13; Chloe Dousette 12.

SJSU - Giulia Gávio 17, Fernanda Vido 16, Nandyala Gama 15.

Records - Omaha 2-6; San José State 5-1.

San José State def. Drake - 3-2 (26-24, 23-25, 29-27, 22-25, 15-11).

Kills - SJSU - Nandyala Gama 20, Giulia Gávio 18, Fernanda Vido 18, Thaliana Grajeda 16.

DRA - Cathryn Cheek 13, Emily Plock 12, Kyla Inderski 11, Natalie Fry 10.

Records - San José State 6-1, Drake 7-3.

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