Las Vegas, Nev.— Nandyala Gama led the San José State volleyball team with nine kills and five blocks, but the Spartans fell at UNLV 3-0 (25-20, 26-24, 25-13) Thursday night in a Mountain West match at the Cox Pavilion.
The Spartans hit just .073 for the match and no player hit above .200 for the match. The team was outblocked 12-6, and recorded only one service ace by Gama.
San José State had an early lead in set one, 4-2, and had an 8-7 lead before UNLV used a 7-1 run to open up a 14-9 lead. The Spartans got as close as 15-14 but could not take back the lead and lost the set 25-20.
The team showed fight in the second set. Despite trailing 18-13, the Spartans slowly chipped away at the Rebel lead and tied the set at 23-23 and 24-24 before UNLV won 26-24.
In the third set, UNLV led from first serve and stormed out to a 7-2 lead before winning 25-13.
The Spartans look for their first road MW win this Saturday when the team plays at New Mexico. First serve is set for 12 p.m. MDT/11 a.m. PDT.
Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nev.
UNLV def. San José State – 3-0 (25-20, 26-24, 25-13)
Kills – SJSU – Nandyala Gama 9; UNLV – Alyssa Wing 13.
Records – San José State 10-13, 3-8; UNLV 20-3, 9-2.
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