Volleyball Sweeps Boise State

Boise, IdahoBrianna Amian and Kelly Crow each recorded double-doubles for the San Jose State as the Spartans swept Boise State, 25-11, 25-19, 25-17, Thursday evening in a Western Athletic Conference match.

Amian led the Spartans with 16 kills and added 11 digs for her first double-double of the season and the second of her career.  She also had a team-best three service aces.  Crow added 12 kills and tied her career high with 19 digs for her fifth double-double of the season.

The Spartans turned in its second consecutive strong hitting night.  The team hit .349 for the match with 49 kills on 109 attempts and only 11 errors.  San Jose State did not commit a hitting error in the first set (19-0-37) and had just three errors in the second set.

Colleen Burke led the Spartan hitters at .545 with six kills on 11 attempts and no errors.  Nia Freeman hit .538 for the match with eight kills on 13 attempts and only one error.  Kylie Miraldi added four kills on nine attempts with one error as she hit .333.

Crow and Colleen Burke led the team in blocking with three each.  Miraldi added two blocks, while Amian and Freeman each recorded one.

Emily Burke recorded 37 assists on the night and added three digs, two kills and a service ace.  Kristal Tsukano added 10 digs and two assists.  Courtney Zellmer added three digs, three assists and a kill, while Thao Pham had two digs.

“The team did a very nice job tonight,” said San Jose State head coach Oscar Crespo.  “We played tonight with a lot of attitude, drive and emotion that had been missing early this year.  This team played every point with a purpose and didn’t Boise State have any runs during the match.  We served tough and passed well enough tonight, but our passing can get better.

“Brianna and Kelly hit the ball hard tonight and put it where they needed to for us to be successful.  They also played nicely in the back row defensively and attacking from the back.  The two were involved in all six rotations which was key for us.”

San Jose State takes a two-match winning streak to Idaho Saturday night for a WAC match at Memorial Gym.  First serve is set for 7 p.m. PDT in Moscow, Idaho.

San Jose State def. Boise State 25-11, 25-19, 25-17.

Kills San Jose State Brianna Amian 16; Kelly Crow 12.

Boise State Sadie Maughan 7; Elizabeth Griffin 7.

Records San Jose State 8-10, 4-4; Boise State 5-11, 2-4.

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