Moraga, Calif.-In just her sixth match in a Spartan uniform, freshman setter Caitlin Andrade has already joined an elite club in San Jose State volleyball history with a triple-double Wednesday evening in a loss at Saint Mary's.
Andrade becomes just the second setter in school history to record a triple-double and the eighth player overall to accomplish this feat for only the 12th time. Andrade recorded 32 assists, 12 digs and 10 kills in the three-set match.
Ironically, the last triple-double in school history was recorded last year against Saint Mary's at the Sacramento State Invitational. Former setter Emily Burke had 40 assists, 15 digs and 10 kills.
"Caitlin did a real nice job for us tonight," said San Jose State head coach Oscar Crespo. "She did a nice job offensively and dumping the ball when she needed. She also had a nice setting match, especially with our middle attack, and had a good defensive night."
The Spartans lost to Saint Mary's Wednesday night, 25-18, 25-22, 25-17, at McKeon Pavilion. The team hit .187 and recorded 58 digs.
Alex Akana led the team with 11 kills on 20 attempts and no hitting errors for a .550 hitting percentage. She added three assists, one solo block and one dig. Taylor Japhet added eight kills and three digs, while Kristal Tsukano had six kills and six digs. Krista Miller started her first collegiate match and ended with three kills and two digs. Katie Turner led the Spartans with 15 digs and two service aces.
San Jose State continues competition this weekend with two matches at the Molten/Hilton Garden Inn Classic hosted by California. The Spartans face Eastern Washington Friday afternoon at 1 p.m., and the 13th-ranked Golden Bears Saturday night at 6 p.m.
Saint Mary's def. San Jose State - 25-18, 25-22, 25-17.
SJSU - Alex Akana 11, Caitlin Andrade 10.
SMC - Chanteal Satele 15.
Records - San Jose State 0-6; Saint Mary's 5-1.
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