SAND VOLLEYBALL CONCLUDES SEASON BY SPLITTING ITS FINAL TWO MATCHES
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State's duo of Morgan Stanley and Kendall LaVine won both their doubles matches at No. 4 today to help the Hornet sand volleyball team split in its final two matches of the season. Sacramento State defeated San Jose State, 5-0, in the afternoon, before falling to Cal, 4-1, later in the evening.
With the split, the Hornets conclude the season with a 3-9 record. However, after Sacramento State co-head coaches Ruben Volta and Jason Borchin changed four of the team's five doubles lineups, the Hornets went 3-3 over their final six matches.
Of Sacramento State's 12 contests this season, six were decided by 3-2 scores and the Hornets were 2-4 in those outcomes.
In today's victory over San Jose State, the Hornets' No. 1 team of Kayla Beal and Katie Aprile (13-21, 21-19, 15-11), No. 2 Madeline Cannon / Sloan Lovett (23-21, 21-14), No. 3 Lauren Aikels / Chelcy Motes (21-16, 21-23, 20-18), No. 4 Morgan Stanley / Kendall LaVine (9-21, 21-14, 16-14) and No. 5 Lexie Skalbeck / Courtney Dietrich (forfeit) were each victorious.
Against Cal, who the Hornets have now played five times since the beginning of last season, Stanley and LaVine won their match by a 21-18, 16-21, 15-7 score.
Sacramento State is now 3-2 all-time against Cal, and today marked the first time a match between the two teams wasn't decided by a 3-2 score.
Below are today's complete results and the final records of the Hornets' five doubles teams. The tandem of Aprile/Beal have remained the same all season, while the other four lineups were switched six matches ago.
Final Doubles Records
1. Kayla Beal/Katie Aprile: 6-6
2. Madeline Cannon / Sloan Lovett: 3-3
3. Lauren Aikels / Chelcy Motes: 1-5
4. Morgan Stanley / Kendall LaVine: 3-3
5. Lexie Skalbeck / Courtney Dietrich: 3-3
Sacramento State 5, San Jose State 0
1. Kayla Beal / Katie Aprile (SAC) def. Megan Powers / McKenzie Palassou (SJS), 13-21, 21-19, 15-11
2. Madeline Cannon / Sloan Lovett (SAC) def. Lauren Jacobsen / Cori O'Donoghue (SJS), 23-21, 21-14
3. Lauren Aikels / Chelcy Motes (SAC) def. Kiely Pieper / Tyanna Roy (SJS), 21-16, 21-23, 20-18
4. Morgan Stanley / Kendall LaVine (SAC) def. Lindsay Skadeland / Sabrina Webb (SJS), 9-21, 21-14, 16-14
5. Lexie Skalbeck / Courtney Dietrich (SAC) wins via forfeit
Cal 4, Sacramento State 1
1. Adrienne Gehan / Joan Caloiaro (CAL) def/ Kayla Beal / Katie Aprile (SAC), 21-17, 22-20
2. Lara Vukasovic / Sarah Cole (CAL) def. Madeline Cannon / Sloan Lovett (SAC), 28-26, 21-19
3. Nikki Gombar / Maddy Kerr (CAL) def. Lauren Aikels / Chelcy Motes (SAC), 21-13, 21-10
4. Morgan Stanley / Kendall LaVine (SAC) def. Katarina Milosavljevic / Sabrina Blackwell (CAL), 21-18, 16-21, 15-7
5. Emily Lunt / Katie Curci (CAL) def. Lexie Skalbeck / Courtney Dietrich (SAC), 21-15, 21-16