Volleyball Falls In Hard-Fought Match To Air Force

Allison Meehan was one of four Spartans with two service aces. She added 37 assists and five digs. (Photo by Terrell Lloyd)
Sept. 27, 2014

Box Score



San Jose--Two Spartans recorded 20+ kills in a match for the first time this season, but San Jose State fell to Air Force, 3-1 (25-18, 34-32, 20-34, 25-16) Saturday afternoon in a Mountain West match at Spartan Gym.

Tyanna Roy led all hitters with a career-high 23 kills.  She hit a season-best .408 for the match with 49 attempts and just three hitting errors.  Nandyala Gama added a season-best 20 kills.

San Jose State recorded a season-high 10 service aces in the match as four players recorded two aces - Sara Hibbs, Kiely Pieper, McKenzie Palassou and Allison Meehan

Defensively, Yavianliz Rosado led the Spartans with 22 digs, while Palassou added 11.  Jessica Oneto led the team with five block assists, while Sara Hibbs and Kalie Matthews each had three blocks.

After Air Force won the first set 25-18 in convincing fashion, San Jose State battled back in the second set.  The score was tied 16 times, while the lead changed 10 times. There were 10 set points between the two teams, four for the Spartans and six for Air Force, before the Falcons won 34-32.

The third set was similar to second, except San Jose State won 32-30.  The lead changed hands eight times, and the teams tied the score 20 times.  A Hibbs ace and a Falcon attack error gave the Spartan the set win.

San Jose State goes on the road next Saturday for a Mountain West match at Fresno State.  First serve is set for 4 p.m. 

Mountain West

Spartan Gym

Air Force def. San Jose State - 3-1 (25-18, 34-32, 30-32, 25-16).

Kills - AF - Akokwe Clement 20, Maggie Sherrill 13, Raquel Rosas 12, Taylor Parker 11.

SJSU - Tyanna Roy - 23; Nandyala Gama 20.

Records - Air Force 8-8, 2-0; San Jose State 3-12, 0-2.

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