Oct. 3, 2013
Las Vegas, Nev.--Four Spartans recorded double-digit kills Thursday night, but the San José State volleyball team lost a hard-fought, four-set Mountain West match at UNLV, 3-1 (25-14, 22-25, 26-24, 25-22).
Tyanna Roy led the Spartans (3-10, 0-3) with 14 kills and hit a team-best .370 on the match with 27 attempts and just four errors. She added a season-best five block assists and five digs. Hanah Blume recorded her eighth double-double of the year with 12 kills and 14 digs. Lauren Jacobsen added 11 kills and seven digs, while Mary Alice O'Reilly had 10 kills and three blocks.
Megan Powers provided a spark off the bench for San José State in her most significant playing time of the season. She entered the match in the first set and made an impact in the second set. Powers recorded four of her team-best six blocks in the second set. She finished the mach with three kills, four digs and an ace.
"Tyanna had a nice hitting night tonight," said Spartan head coach Oscar Crespo. "She was able to put the ball away, especially in transition. We have to work better at getting our left side hitters to put the ball away in transition.
"It was nice to see Megan go into the match and produce for us. She brought some consistency in our play to that position. Michaela had a nice match setting the ball and was able to isolate our hitters."
After losing set one 25-14, the Spartans came out in the second set, trading the lead with UNLV four times before taking a 19-18 lead on a Rebel hitting error. A Roy kill gave San José State a 24-21 lead, and the team won 25-22 on a UNLV service error.
San José State sprinted out to an 8-1 lead in the third set, but, later, UNLV used an 8-2 run to tie the set at 17-17. The two teams battled back and fourth before consecutive kills by the Rebels gave UNLV the 26-24 win.
The two teams again battled in the fourth set. Tied at 10-10, UNLV then used an 8-3 run to open the set and lead 18-13. The Spartans slowly closed the game and got as close as 23-21 before UNLV won 25-22.
San José State travels to San Diego State for a match Saturday night at 7 p.m. A link to the live video can be found at www.sjsuspartans.com/videos.
Las Vegas, Nev.
UNLV def. San José State - 3-1 (25-14, 22-25, 26-24, 25-22).
UNLV - Sekola Falemaka 19; Madeline Westman 13; Ceannia Kincade 11.
Records - San José State 3-10, 0-3; UNLV 8-5, 3-0.
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