STOCKTON, Calif. -- Playing its third and fourth matches over a two-day span, the Sacramento State sand volleyball squad lost to both Pacific and Stanford today. The Hornets fell to the Tigers, 5-0, before coming back later in the day to lose to the Cardinal, 3-2.
Coupled with yesterday's victories over both California and Cal Poly, the Hornets finished the four-match weekend with a 2-2 record. Sacramento State is now 2-8 this season, and has just two matches remaining on the schedule. Both those matches will come on Saturday at home against San Jose State (11 a.m.) and California (5 p.m.).
Of the squad's 10 matches this season, six have resulted in tight 3-2 outcomes, and the Hornets are 2-4 in those contests.
The Hornets' No. 1 doubles team of Kayla Beal and Katie Aprile finished the weekend with a 3-1 record, including a victory today over Stanford's Brittany Howard and Carly Wopat, 25-23, 21-19.
In addition, Sacramento State's No. 2 doubles team of Madeline Cannon and Sloan Lovett won their match today against Stanford's Jordan Burgess and Lauren Birks, 25-23, 15-21, 18-16.
The Hornets made lineup changes to four of their five doubles teams this weekend, and the move paid off. Sacramento State had been 0-6 entering the weekend before going 2-2 with the new lineups.
Below are scores from today's matchups.
Pacific 5, Sacramento State 0
1. Lexi Elman / Kat Schulz (PAC) def. Kayla Beal / Katie Aprile (SAC), 22-20, 21-14
2. Alicja Wilk / Kimmy Whitson (PAC) def. Madeline Cannon / Sloan Lovett (SAC), 21-16, 15-21, 15-10
3. Mia Feiner / Gillian Howard (PAC) def. Lauren Aikels / Chelcy Motes (SAC), 21-10, 21-9
4. Katy Tagart / Megan Birch (PAC) def. Morgan Stanley / Kendall LaVine (SAC), 21-11, 21-10
5. Jessica Diederich / Anne-Sophie Bauer (PAC) def. Lexie Skalbeck / Courtney Dietrich (SAC), 21-16, 21-11
Stanford 3, Sacramento State 2
1. Kayla Beal / Katie Aprile (SAC) def. Brittany Howard / Carly Wopat (STAN), 25-23, 21-19
2. Madeline Cannon / Sloan Lovett (SAC) def. Jordan Burgess / Lauren Birks (STAN), 25-23, 15-21, 18-16
3. Madi Bugg / Kelsey Humphreys (STAN) def. Lauren Aikels / Chelcy Motes (SAC), 21-13, 21-14
4. Kyle Gilbert / Inky Ajanak (STAN) def. Morgan Stanley / Kendall LaVine (SAC), 21-17, 21-12
5. Morgan Boukather / Megan McGehee (STAN) def. Lexie Skalbeck / Courtney Dietrich (SAC), 21-17, 21-19
THIS WEEKEND'S RECORDS
1. Beal/Aprile: 3-1
2. Cannon/Lovett: 2-2
3. Aikels/Motes: 0-4
4. Stanley/LaVine: 1-3
5. Skalbeck/Dietrich: 2-2
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