Ruston, La.-Hanah Blume led the Spartans with 16 kills Thursday night, but the first road match in almost three weeks was not good for San Jose State as the team lost at Louisiana Tech, 25-22, 23-25, 25-20, 25-23.
Blume led the team in attempts with a season-high 46 and added four digs in the match.
Alex Akana added 11 kills in the match as she hit .417 with 24 attempts and just one error. She led the team with two block assists and had three digs and an ace.
Brianna Amian led the defense with a career-best 20 digs on the night. She also had eight kills and three assists. Asia Casino added 12 digs and an assist, while Katie Turner had 10 digs.
Caitlin Andrade recorded her fourth double-double of the year with 39 assists and 11 digs. She also had five kills and a block assist Thursday night.
Others contributing in the match included Taylor Japhet with four kills, five digs and a block assist. Kylie Mirald had five kills and a digs. Sarah Griest and Sarah McAtee each had four kills, while McAtee added four digs and an ace. Courtney Zellmer had eight digs, three assists and an ace.
Despite playing two time zones away, the Spartans did have a rooting section Thursday night. The San Jose State women's soccer team came to cheer on the volleyball team. The women's soccer team is in Ruston for the 2010 Western Athletic Conference Tournament. The top-seed in the tournament, the Spartans play Boise State Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. CDT.
"It was nice to have the soccer team come cheer us on here in Ruston. I am glad they were able to take time out of their schedule," said Crespo.
The Spartans play at New Mexico State Saturday night at 7 p.m. MDT/6 p.m. PDT. A link to live stats is available on the San Jose State website.
Louisiana Tech def. San Jose State - 25-22, 23-25, 25-20, 25-23.
Kills - SJSU - Hanah Blume 16, Alex Akana 11.
LA Tech - ClaraVido 15, Kara Jones 13, Kassia Pinto 12.
Records - San Jose State 8-18, 3-9; Louisiana Tech 12-16, 1-10.
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