The Broncos, who were No. 7 in the WAC weekly standings, improved their record against the Spartans (No. 5 in the weekly standings) to 3-14 at Spartan Gym. The 3-0 sweep of the Spartans was a big turnaround from the two teams’ most recent match which finished in a 3-2
On Thursday, the Broncos were carried by an excellent offense, hitting a percentage of .319 (41 kills) as a team while freshman Lydia Blaha and senior Maren Ericson hit an exact match of seven kills each (.462). In the first set,
In the second set,
Leading the Broncos in kills was sophomore Alisha King who tallied 11 kills (.364) as well as a tie for team-high with two service aces and adding two block assists. Freshman Elizabeth Griffin hit nine kills on the night while sophomore Sadie Maughan had an outstanding match recording a .429 hitting percentage and tallying 7 kills. Maughan also led the team’s net defense, recording six blocks (one solo) while senior Mandy Klein added four blocks (one solo); Klein also tallied a team high of 36 assists. Lauren Hamm shared her team-high of two service aces while also sharing a team-high of five digs with junior Kati Lewis. As a team the Broncos were able to tally six service aces and 10.5 team blocks.
For the Spartans, Kelly Crow led the way with 13 kills and a .321 percentage. Emily Burke notched 27 set assists while Colleen Burke added a team high of three service aces. Kristal Tsukano led the Spartan defense with a match-high of 13 digs while Nia Freeman added five blocks to the team’s defensive efforts. As a team, SJSU recorded five service aces and five team blocks.
The Broncos continue their weekend on Saturday, Sept. 20 when they travel to