Volleyball Falls To #3 Hawaii

San Jose-Kylie Miraldi led the Spartans in kills for the second consecutive match, but the third-ranked Hawaii volleyball team hit .458 for the match and the win, 25-12, 25-15, 25-15, Monday night at Spartan Gym.

Miraldi hit above .400 for the second straight match at .444.  She was the only Spartans in double-figure kills with 10 on 18 attempts and only two hitting errors.  Miraldi also added a service ace in the match.

Taylor Japhet and Sarah McAtee each had four kills, while Japhet added four digs.  Caitlin Andrade had 15 assists, while Asia Casino and Kristal Tsukano each had six digs and three assists.  Katie Turner added six digs, while Alex Akana added two kills..  Kaci Miller and Krista Miller each had one kill.

San Jose State hit .074 for the match, while Hawaii committed just seven hitting errors with 45 kills.  Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week honoree Kanani Danielson led all hitters with 15 kills, followed by San Jose native Amber Kaufman with 11.

The Spartans continues at home this week with matches against Utah State on Thursday and Nevada on Saturday.  Both begin at 7 p.m., inside Spartan Gym, located on the corner of Fourth and San Carlos Streets.

#3 Hawaii def. San Jose State - 25-12, 25-15, 25-15.

Kills -  Hawaii - Kanani Danielson 15, Amber Kaufman 11.

San Jose State - Kylie Miraldi 10.

Records - Hawaii 21-2, 11-0; San Jose State 1-21, 1-10.

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