Moscow, Idaho-Brianna Amian led the Spartans with seven kills and added seven digs, but San Jose State could not find its rhythm Saturday at Idaho in a 25-7, 25-19, 25-18, loss in a Western Athletic Conference match.
Taylor Japhet added six kills and three digs, while Samantha O'Connell came off the bench and recorded five kills and four digs. Katie Turner led the Spartans with 10 digs, while Alex Akana had a team-best three blocks, one solo and two assists.
Caitlin Andrade recorded 13 assists, five digs and four kills, while Asia Casino had eight assists, five digs and a kill. Capril Tirrell had four digs and an assist. Kylie Miraldi had three kills, three digs and a solo block.
"We played awful again tonight," said Spartan head coach Oscar Crespo. "We were well prepared for the match, and Idaho is a good team. But we had too many errors and could not produce or serve-receive during stretches of the match. It is us not producing at this point. I tried changing setters to see if that would make a difference."
San Jose State returns home next week for the first home WAC matches of the year. The team hosts Fresno State on Thursday and Nevada on Saturday at Spartan Gym, located on the corner of Fourth and San Carlos Streets. Both matches begin at 7 p.m.
Idaho def. San Jose State -25-7, 25-19, 25-18.
Kills - San Jose State - Brianna Amian 7.
Idaho - Allison Walker 19, Alyssa Schultz 10.
Records - San Jose State 5-9, 0-2; Idaho 6-8, 1-1.
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