Roy Records 20 Kills In Volleyball's 3-1 Loss

Sara Hibbs had a team-best two service aces. (Photo by Terrell Lloyd)
Oct. 11, 2014

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Boise, Idaho—Tyanna Roy recorded 20 kills for the San José State volleyball team as the Spartans played in their third four-set match of the conference season.  The Spartans fell at Boise State 3-1 (25-14, 25-16-24-26, 25-16) Saturday afternoon.

Roy recorded her second 20+ kill match of the season. She again led the Spartan hitters with a .326 percentage with her 20 kills on 46 attempts with just five errors.  Roy also had two solo blocks to lead the team in blocking. 

Nandyala Gama was the only other Spartan in double-figure kills with 10.  Sara Hibbs added nine kills and two aces.  Yavianliz Rosado had a team-high 19 digs, while McKenzie Palassou added eight digs.

For the second consecutive match and third match in five Mountain West matches, San José State played a four-set match.  After dropping the first two sets 25-14 and 25-16, the Spartans came out in the third set and hit .375 in the 26-24 win. 

In the third set, San José State tied the set at 23-23 on a Hibbs kills, took its first lead of the set at 24-23 lead on a Roy kill, and took the final lead and set win on back-to-back kills by Roy at 26-24.  Boise State won the final set 25-16.

"We are paid many compliments from opposing coaches and fans about our never give up attitude," said Spartan head coach Jolene Shepardson.  "This reason is why it is so enjoyable to coach these young ladies.  We are not getting the results we want yet, but that is not due to our lack of heart or effort.  I expect us to continue to grow as players, competitors and teammates."



San José State returns home next week for two Mountain West matches.  The Spartans host UNLV on Thursday, October 16, and San Diego State on Saturday, October 18.  Both matches begin at 6 p.m., inside of Spartan Gym, located near the corner of Fourth and San Carlos Streets.  Tickets are available at the door for $5 for adults and $3 for youth/seniors.

Mountain West

Boise, Idaho

Boise State def. San José State 3-1 (25-14, 25-16, 24-26, 25-16).

Kills – SJSU – Tyanna Roy 20; Nandyala Gama 10.

BSU – Kaitlyn Oliver 13; Sierra Nobley 12; Taylor Murphey 12.

Records – San José State 3-15, 0-5; Boise State 10-8, 3-3.

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