Spartans Block Their Way To Victory As Team Goes 1-1 at Hornet Invitational Friday

  • Game 1
  • Game 2
Box Score

Portland Box (pdf) | Sacramento State Box (pdf)

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Jiana Lawson started Friday by recording one of the best blocking matches in the past two years for the Spartans with 11 blocks in a 3-1 win over Portland, but the San José State volleyball team fell 3-1 in the second match of the day against Sacramento State at the Hornet Invitational inside The Nest. 

San José State 3, Portland 1 (20-25, 25-16, 25-17, 25-15)

  • Lawson recorded a career-best 11 blocks, one solo and 10 assists and became just the 11th person in school history to record 11 blocks in a match, the 12th time it has happened in school history.
  • The Spartans out blocked the Pilots 17-8 in the win with eight players recording at least one block.
  • Blaire Fleming and Letizia Cammillucci each had 13 kills in the match.
  • Fleming hit .611 with her 13 kills on 18 attempts and only two errors. She had a career-best seven block assists in the win.
  • Teya Nguyen recorded her first collegiate double-double with 13 assists and 11 digs. She also added three service aces including the match-clinching point.
  • Alessia Buffagni led the team with 14 digs and had five assists and an ace.

11 Blocks in a match by a Spartan

  • Jiana Lawson (1s,10a) vs. Portland, 9/1/23
  • Ryann Thomison (2s,9a) vs. Fresno State, 10/30/21
  • Thaliana Grajeda (11a), vs. Southern Utah, 9/2/16
  • Niki Clement (3s,8a), vs. Fresno State, 11/10/05
  • Joslynn Gallop (5s6a) vs. UTEP, 11/10/00                 
  • Cristin Rossman (2s9a), vs. American, 12/2/94
  • Cristin Rossman (4s7a), vs. Colorado State, 9/12/92
  • Heather McPherson (2s9a), vs. Long Beach State, 10/12/90
  • Leslie Page (4s7a), vs. New Mexico St., 9/30/91
  • Kim Hicks (1s10a), vs. San Diego St., 9/19/87
  • Christa Cook (11a), vs. Pacific, 10/2/84
  • Mandy McMahon (9s2a), vs. Utah St., 9/12/83

Sacramento State 3, San José State 1 (25-23, 25-15, 25-27, 25-19)

  • Fleming led the team with 16 kills, her third match this season in double-figure kills.
  • Cammillucci had her first double-double of the season with 10 kills and 10 digs, her fourth career double-double at SJSU.
  • Lawson hit .429 for the match with 6 kills on 14 attempts and no hitting errors.
  • She again led the team with five blocks.
  • The Spartans recorded a season-high eight service aces in the match, led by Brooke Slusser and Cammillucci who had two each.

UP NEXT The Spartans play their final match of the Hornet Invitational Saturday against Cal State Fullerton at 10 a.m. Fans can watch on ESPN+.