San Antonio, Texas-Hanah Blume had a team-best 13 kills, but the San Jose State volleyball hit just .094 as the team fell to UTSA 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-20) in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament in San Antonio.
Blume was the only Spartan player to hit better than .100 for the match. She hit .314 with her 13 kills on 35 attempts and just two errors. She also had an ace and three digs.
Seniors Katie Turner, Krista Miller and Alex Akana played in their final match in a Spartan uniform. Turner had nine digs, while Miller had six kills, an ace and two block assists. Akana finishes her career with 286 career blocks, good for ninth all-time, and ninth in block assists with 261. In her final match, she had three kills and three block assists.
The Spartans had two players selected to the All-WAC teams - Mary Alice O'Reilly to the first team and Michaela Leonard to the second team and all-freshman team. O'Reilly had three kills and three digs on Monday, while Leonard added 27 assists and five digs.
Others contributing included Kiely Pieper with 11 digs and two aces. Sydney LaFollette had five kills and a block, while Brittney Diffine saw action in one set.
"This was a tough way for us to end this season," said Spartan head coach Oscar Crespo. "We did a lot of positive things this year but are hard to see right now because of this loss. I am very proud of this team and how far they came in the past three months."
UTSA def. San Jose State - 25-17, 25-18, 25-20.
Kills - San Jose State - Hanah Blume 13.
UTSA - McKenzie Adams 13; Whitney Walls 10.
Records - San Jose State 14-16; UTSA 21-8.
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