Sacramento, Calif.-San Jose State hit a season-best .228 Tuesday night in non-conference match at Sacramento State. But the Spartans committed eight service errors and has just one ace in a 25-20, 25-15, 25-17 loss at the Hornets Nest.
The Spartans started the match hitting .333 in the first set with 18 kills on 39 attempts with just five errors. However, the team hit just .100 in set two and rebounded a bit in the third set, hitting .219. Sarah Griest was the team's top hitter percentage-wise Tuesday night at .556 with five kills on nine attempts and no errors. Griest also led the team with three blocks, one solo and two assists. Alex Akana hit .286 with five kills on 14 attempts and just one error.
Hanah Blume led the team with 11 kills, while Brianna Amian added seven kills. Amian committed just two hitting errors on 20 attempts and added two block assists on the night.
San Jose State had just one service ace, by Asia Casino, on the night, while the team committed eight service errors and 10 receiving errors leading to 10 Hornet aces.
"I was disappointed with our serving and passing tonight," said Spartan head coach Oscar Crespo. "I was pleased with our left-side offense tonight, we just need to get our blocking, serving and passing to all come together at the same time. We were there physically, because the numbers showed it, but we had too many mental lapses."
The Spartans return home this weekend for the SJSU Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The team faces Portland State Friday night at 8 p.m., followed by Seattle at 11 a.m. and Cal State Bakersfield at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Sacramento State def. San Jose State - 25-20, 25-15, 25-17.
Kills - SJSU - Hanah Blume 11.
SAC - Eryn Kirby 16.
Records - San Jose State 1-6; Sacramento State 5-3.
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