Tigers Fall Short Against San Jose State

Tigers Fall Short Against San Jose State

GREELEY, Colo. – The Pacific women's volleyball team battled it out with San Jose State to close out tournament play, but fell to the Spartans in five sets (20-25, 25-17, 25-20, 26-28, 9-15).

Kaitlyn Lines led the Tigers once again with a career-high 28 kills. The sophomore outside hitter hit .327 and totaled 11 digs.

Pacific (4-5) will return to California to take on the Cal Bears next Thursday night and then will open its home schedule with a 12:00 p.m. game against Nevada on Saturday, November 15. 

Despite the loss the Tigers held the edge in hitting percentage (.272-.209), digs (58-55), and kills (67-54) and blocks (10-9.5). The Spartans took advantage of some serving errors as the Tigers hit nine into the net. 

Riley Patterson was nearly effortless on offense, connecting for 17 kills and committing just a single error for a hitting percentage of .485. She also contributed eight digs and four assisted blocks on the day. 

Jadyn Tubbs led all players with 20 digs, while Gabby Leo and Hanne De Schrijver both contributed significantly at setter, with 29 assists and 21 assists, respectively.

Lines and Patterson were both named to the Hampton Inn and Suites UNC Classic All-Tournament team.

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