SAN JOSE, Calif.—For just the 13th time in school history, San José State setter Brooke Slusser recorded a triple-double with 10 kills, 19 assists and 16 digs as the Spartans fell to Colorado State, 3-2, Thursday evening in a Mountain West match inside Spartan Gym.
- Slusser becomes just the ninth Spartans to accomplish this feat and the first since the 2009 season. She is the third setter to record a triple-double and the last three have been recorded by setters – Emily Burke in 2008, Caitlin Andrade in 2009 and now Slusser in 2023.
- In Mountain West history, it is the 60th time a triple-double has happened, and Slusser is the first Spartan to accomplish this feat since SJSU joined the Mountain West in 2013.
- Slusser and Nayeli Ti’a each recorded 10 kills to lead the team.
- Selin Ozdemir added nine kills and four digs.
- Brooke Bryant and Alyssa Bjork each had seven blocks to lead the team. Bryant had two solo and five block assists, while Bjork had a career-best seven block assists.
- Alessia Buffagni started at libero for SJSU and led the team with 19 digs and added eight assists.
- Ti’a recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 12 digs to go with her 10 kills. She added four blocks for SJSU.
- The Spartans recorded just five service aces, three by Ti’a and two by Slusser.
- Teya Nguyen came off the bench and contributed 16 assists and seven digs.
UP NEXT – The Spartans continue at home on Saturday with a noon match against Wyoming inside Spartan Gym. The match will be broadcast on NBC Sports Bay Area, Mountain West Network and Stadium.
Colorado State def. San José State 3-2 (20-25, 25-14, 24-26, 25-15, 15-11)
Records – Colorado State 15-10, 9-5; San José State 12-14, 3-10.