SAN DIEGO – The San Diego State volleyball crew completed the house portion of its 2022 schedule on a bitter word Thursday, falling to convention chief UNLV in three units (19-25, 12-25, 23-25) on Aztec Court at Peterson Gym.
With the loss, the Aztecs (8-19, 6-10 MW) slip to ninth place within the Mountain West standings, a half recreation behind New Mexico, Wyoming and Boise State, all with a 6-in sixth place lie. 9 league report as the highest six groups qualify for the convention match later this month.
SDSU is idle Saturday whereas the Lobos take on the Cowgirls in Laramie, Wyoming, and the Broncos host San Jose State in Boise, Idaho.
The Aztecs have been tormented by 20 attacking errors and eight misdirected serves on Thursday towards the Rebels (23-3, 14-1 MW), who maintained the statistical benefit in kills (38-31) and batting common (.318 to .112) serving aces ( 7-3) to full the season sweep and safe their 14th straight win.
Individually, SDSU was led by Kayla Rivera and Madison Corfwho posted seven kills throughout Elly Schrader and Heipua Tautua’a introduced six disposable objects apiece onto the market. Schraeder hit .600 on 10 tries and not using a single miss to go together with a five-block match-high, together with a solo cease.
The Aztecs additionally conceded 15 assists Noa Muellerwhereas Ellie Geoghegan anchored the again row with 11 digs at match peak.
The two sides battled their approach by means of six early ties within the opening set earlier than the Rebels lastly took the lead with 4 straight factors to break a 6-6 impasse.
On two different events, together with a 17-13 unfold, SDSU trailed by 4, and after a put-away by Corf, a Julia Haynie Service ace and a mixed block from Schraeder and Kat Cooper.
The Aztecs could not acquire the higher hand, nonetheless, and made 4 attacking errors, considered one of which was the results of a joint block by Jordyn Freeman and Chloe Thomas, whereas Maya Sands served back-to-back aces to spotlight an 8-3 ending run for the guests.
SDSU stumbled by means of a tough second stanza and solely pulled off a complete of seven kills towards eight misdirected assaults for a minus .037 hit proportion.
Despite this, the Aztecs stayed within the working and, after a kill by Cooper, have been virtually 6:5 behind. However, Scarlet and Black could not sustain because the Rebels acquired 5 kills from Gabrielle Arretche-Ramos and two extra from Isabel Martin to acquire full management of the set. Additionally, Martin contributed three block assists through the body, teaming up with Ellease Crumpton, Freeman, and Dakota Quinlan respectively.
After the Rebels allowed a .667 batting common, the SDSU protection restricted the guests to a .139 effectivity within the third set whereas sustaining a slight benefit in kills (13-12) because the hosts struggled to win the match lengthen.
Corf led the Aztecs with 4 kills within the body whereas Rivera had three put-aways.
The prospects have been trying good for SDSU, who took a 5-0 lead, thanks partly to Schraeder’s solo block and mixed cease with Rivera, whereas Tautau’a pulled off a kill adopted by a Miller serve ace.
UNLV methodically fought its approach off the proverbial ropes, snapping a slender 13-12 lead on back-to-back put-aways from Arretche-Ramos. Shortly thereafter, the Aztecs seemingly took management with an 8-1 blitz and prolonged a 20-14 lead. Schraeder continued her dominance on the internet with two shared blocks with Corf and Rivera, who additionally put down three kills in that span.
However, destiny took a grotesque flip for Scarlet and Black when the Rebels caught lightning in a bottle with a well timed 11-3 ending run to sweep away. The Aztecs did themselves no favors down the stretch, launching two wayward serves whereas being burdened with a double-hit ball.
Conversely, UNLV acquired three late kills from Arretche-Ramos after back-to-back one-way disposables from Martin to gasoline their comeback.
Arretche-Ramos led the All Players with 12 kills whereas Thomas and Martin (4 block assists) completed with 9 put-aways every.
Ahead of Thursday’s competitors, the Aztecs held a particular Senior Night ceremony to have a good time the achievements of Kennedy Feuerborn, Noa Mueller and Kayla Rivera.
After an open date on Saturday, San Diego State wraps up its common season schedule with two highway video games subsequent week and travels to the Silver State on Thursday, Nov. 17 to struggle Nevada earlier than heading to the Bay Area to revert to face the State of San José on Saturday, November nineteenth.