Win streak ends for Spartans

By Carlos Jimenez (@carlosjimmenezz):

San Jose State’s volleyball team (15-8, 7-5 MW) was defeated 3-0 by San Diego State (13-12, 7-5 MW), ending a three-game win streak.

The Spartans took down the Aztecs three sets to two in their previous matchup this season on the road, but junior outside hitter Giulia Gavio, who led that game with 19 kills, was inactive for the second game in a row due to injury.

A big call in the game came in the latter part of the second frame when the referee awarded SDSU the point off of a kill by Spartan middle blocker Thaliana Grajeda that was tipped out of bounds by an Aztec player.

The line judge argued the Spartans case and the call was challenged by the Spartans sideline, resulting in a yellow card for associate head coach Aaron Shepardson.

This ruined the Spartans momentum, who had come from a 15-21 hole to possibly cutting it to a manageable 20-22 deficit.

The call went the Aztecs way and the score was 19-23 and SDSU went on to score the last two points with ease to win the frame.

In all three frames the Spartans kept the score within striking distance but found themselves playing from behind for most of the match.

Outside hitter Fernanda Vido led the Spartans in kills for the second time in three games with a game-high 14.

The Spartans will go on the road this week as they take on New Mexico on Nov. 2nd and UNLV on Nov. 4th.  

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