Volleyball Goes 2-0 Friday With Wins Over Houston, Louisiana Monroe

Sept. 9, 2016

Final Stats

Houston, Texas— Summer Avery led the Spartans in kills Friday as the San José State volleyball team defeated Houston 3-2 (25-20, 25-23, 16-25, 18-25, 16-14) and Louisiana Monroe 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-11) at the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup hosted by the University of Houston.

Against the Cougars, Avery led the team with 13 kills, and Giulia Gávio added 12.  Luiza Andrade had a team-best 12 kills, and Jamie Hirai added 10.  Nandyala Gama led the blocking attack with five block assists.  Breann Robinson recorded a team-best three service aces and 41 digs.

The first set saw the Spartans jump out to a 9-8 lead and led by as many as seven during the set to win 25-20.  The second set found the two teams battling back and forth before San José State took the lead for good at 24-23 on a Gávio kill and won a block by Gávio and Thaliana Grajeda.



Houston won the third and fourth sets, 25-16 and 25-18, forcing a fifth set. During the fifth set, the two teams exchanged the lead three times and tied the score seven times.  San José State had match point at 14-12 on a Latahevai Lousi kills, but the Cougars fought back to tie the score at 14-14.  The Spartans took the lead on a Houston hitting error and won on a Hana Tresnáková service ace.

After a short rest, the Spartans were back on the court to face Louisiana Monroe.  Avery again recorded double-digit kills in the three-set win as she led all hitters with 12 kills.  Three Spartans had double-digit digs – Julie Sam with 14, Breann Robinson 13 and Luiza Andrade 12.  Robinson recorded her second double-double of the season with 26 assists to go with her 13 digs.

San José State recorded a season-best nine service aces.  Tresnáková led the team with a season-high three aces, Hirai and Sam each with two, and Robinson and Andrade with one.

The Spartans finish play at the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup Saturday with a match against Houston Baptist beginning at 12:30 p.m. CDT/10:30 a.m. PDT.

Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup

Houston, Texas

San José State def. Houston – 25-20, 25-23, 16-25, 18-25, 16-14.

Kills – SJSU – Summer Avery 13, Giulia Gávio 12; HOU – Megan Duncan 17; Sarah Afflerbaugh 17.

Records – San José State 5-2; Houston 4-3.

San José State def. Louisiana Monroe – 25-17, 25-21, 25-11.

Kills – SJSU – Summer Avery 12; ULM – Mikaela Worley 10.

Records – San José State 6-2, Louisiana Monroe 3-8.

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