Oct. 26, 2012
RUSTON, La. - The Louisiana Tech volleyball team put up a valiant effort against conference foe San Jose State on the road Thursday night, eventually falling to the Spartans in four sets in the first of two road matches for the Lady Techsters.
LA Tech (3-21, 0-12 WAC) stayed competitive throughout the match after being over-powered in the first set, as the Spartans took the match 25-13, 25-19, 23-25, 25-17 in Spartan Gym.
After dropping the first two sets, the Lady Techsters took the third set by out-hitting the Spartans .257 to .054 and forcing San Jose State (11-12, 7-6 WAC) into nine errors and 11 kills. The third set was the lone game where Tech recorded double-digit kills and a hitting percentage above .200.
Offensively for Tech, sophomore Bridget Benditz and junior Clara Vido led the Techsters in scoring with nine and 10 kills respectively, while junior Caitlin Germany also added six kills to bring her season total to 107.
Germany also was a defensive threat for Tech, as she totaled four blocks on a night where the team was out-blocked 9.0 to 5.0 by San Jose State.
For the Spartans, Mary Alice O'Reilly recorded 16 kills and a .560 attacking percentage to lead her team over the visiting Techsters.
Tech will now continue WAC play as they travel to Logan, Utah to take on the Aggies of Utah State at 8 p.m. Saturday to conclude the team's two-game road trip.
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