Bettencourt plays her final collegiate volleyball match |

Bettencourt plays her final collegiate volleyball match

Staff and Seattle Pacific University reports

Provided to the TribuneSouth Tahoe High alum Jessica Bettencourt goes up for a kill for Seattle Pacific University earlier this season.

Just as it happened in high school, Jessica Bettencourt played her final collegiate volleyball match in the postseason.

Bettencourt concluded her senior season at Seattle Pacific University with a three-game NCAA Division II Western Regional defeat at once-beaten Cal State San Bernardino on Thursday night.

The former South Tahoe High player contributed two kills, two digs and a block in the Falcons’ 25-13, 25-19, 25-16 defeat to top-seeded Cal State San Bernardino, which improved to 30-1 on the season.

Bettencourt supplied one kill and one dig in the first game, which saw the home team jump out to a 9-0 lead behind the hot serving of Sara Hoffman.

Last year’s national runner-up pulled away in the second game after the teams fought to a 15-15 tie.

In the final game, the Falcons got as close as 16-12 before the Coyotes put away the match.

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Bettencourt’s four-year career included two trips to the postseason. She was a key contributor to the team in all four seasons.

The Falcons finished with a 17-12 record.