Nov. 23, 2013
San Jose, Calif.--Hanah Blume led a quintet of Spartan hitters with 10 or more kills, but Blume and the San Jose State volleyball fell to Wyoming 3-2 (21-25, 13-25, 25-18, 25-22, 15-13) Saturday night in the team's final home match of the year at The Event Center.
On Senior Night, Blume recorded 22 kills, her fourth 20+ kills match of the season. She added a team-best 18 digs for her 16th double-double of the season.
Seniors Sarah Griest and Brittney Diffinè also contributed in their final home match. Griest tied her career high with 14 kills and added three block assists. Diffinè recorded eight digs and three assists.
Besides Blume and Griest, the other three-fifths of the quintet included Mary Alice O'Reilly with 18 kills, Tyanna Roy with 11 kills and Laruen Jacobsen with 10 kills. O'Reilly hit .325 for the match with 40 attempts and only five errors.
The Spartans went up 2-0 after winning the first two sets 25-21 and 25-13. The team hit .305 over the first two sets and held Wyoming to .156 over those sets. However, the Cowgirls hit .361 over the final three sets and held the Spartans to .205.
San Jose State finishes the 2013 with road matches next week at New Mexico on Wednesday and Air Force on Friday
Mountain West Match
The Event Center
Wyoming def. San Jose State - 3-2 (21-25, 13-25, 25-18, 25-22, 15-13).
Kills - WY - Bridget Shanahan 19; Reese Plante 13; Erin Kirby 12; Laura Beach 10.
Records - Wyoming 19-13, 9-9; San Jose State 8-21, 5-13.
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