Volleyball Against Pacific Postponed Due To 5.6 Earthquake

San JoseJust as Niki Clement put away her team-high 11th kill, the ground started to shake in Spartan Gym. After the magnitude 5.6 earthquake rattled the two teams, spectators and officials, a decision was made to postpone the San Jose State-Pacific volleyball match with the Spartans leading 26-25 in game two. San Jose State won game one 30-26.

The two head coaches will determine a future date for the match to be resumed from the point of interruption.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 5.6 earthquake based in the Alum Rock area of San Jose hit at approximately 8:04 p.m. The quake was centered in the foothills east of San Jose. Bay residents as far away as Sacramento and Sonoma reported feeling the tremor.

The floor shook and the lights swayed in Spartan Gym, from the earthquake and not from Clement’s kill. The earthquake lasted between 10 to 20 seconds as both teams left the floor and spectators ran to the nearest doorway.

San Jose State leading over Pacific 30-26, 26-25 before the earthquake.

Kill Leaders Pacific Alexa Anderson 8, Johanna Hilbers 8, Svenja Engelhardt 8.

San Jose State Niki Clement 11.

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