BEACH VOLLEYBALL DROPS A PAIR ON SECOND DAY OF STANFORD TOURNAMENT

BEACH VOLLEYBALL DROPS A PAIR ON SECOND DAY OF STANFORD TOURNAMENT

Results from Day 2 of the Stanford Tournament

STANFORD, Calif. -- Sacramento State dropped a pair of matches Sunday on the second day of a dual match tournament at Stanford Beach Volleyball Stadium.

The Hornets opened the day with a 3-2 loss to San Jose State, and later fell to San Francisco, 4-1. Sacramento State (0-4) played four matches over two days at the season-opening tournament, which included losses to Saint Mary's (3-2) and 13th-ranked Stanford (5-0) yesterday.

Despite the losses, it was a good day for the Hornets' No. 5 doubles team of Lana Brown and Hannah Meadows as they won both matches today. That included a 21-14, 17-21, 15-13 victory over a duo from San Jose State, and 16-21, 21-18, 15-12 win over San Francisco.

In fact, Brown is now 3-1 this season with three different doubles partners, including a straight set victory yesterday with teammate Brigitte Murdock over Saint Mary's. Brown's one loss came yesterday at No. 5 with Julia Wright in a 16-14 third-set outcome against the 13th-ranked team in the nation in Stanford.

In the match against San Jose State, the Hornets got wins at Nos. 4 and 5, including a victory from Murdock and Lauren Aikels at No. 4 by a 21-18, 21-15 score. Sacramento State lost in straight sets at Nos. 1 and 2, and the Hornets' No. 3 team of Kennedy Kurtz and Lexie Skalbeck forced a third set but lost, 21-17, 14-21, 15-5.

Against San Francisco, which is currently receiving votes in the NCAA Beach Volleyball top 20 poll, the Hornets' lone win came from Brown and Meadows. Sacramento State lost the other four doubles matches in straight sets.

Complete results from today's matches can be found below.

The Hornets will play three times next week, including Thursday at Pacific at 4 p.m. followed by the team hosting a four-team tournament featuring Cal, San Francisco and Santa Clara on Saturday. Sacramento State will play Cal at 10 a.m. and San Francisco at 1 p.m. Saturday will mark the debut of the Hornets' new beach volleyball facility, the Livermore Community Park in Folsom.

San Jose State 3, Sacramento State 2
1. Tresnakova/Menhart (SJSU) def Cannon/Lovett (SAC) 21-11, 21-12
2. Roy/Scholl (SJSU) def. Stanley/Boyle (Sac St.) 21-14, 21-15
3. Meehan/Hirai (SJSU) def. Kurtz/Skalbeck (Sac St.) 21-17, 14-21, 15-5
4. Aikels/Murdock (SAC) def. Gama/Andrade (SJSU) 21-18, 21-15
5. Brown/Meadows (SAC) def. Golbeck/Sam (SJSU) 21-14, 17-21, 15-13

San Francisco 4, Sacramento State 1
1. Okaro/Staengle (USF) def. Cannon/Lovett (SAC) 24-22, 21-16
2. Pilepic/Vlasic (USF) def. Stanley/Boyle (SAC) 21-7, 21-18
3. Reed/Sabahi (USF) def. Kurtz/Skalbeck (SAC) 21-15, 21-18
4. Gaffney/McKibben (USF) def. Aikels/Murdock (SAC) def. 21-15, 21-13
5. Brown/Meadows (SAC) def. Kennan/Gutierrez (USF) 16-21, 21-18, 15-12